Toys, Toys, Toys

Toys, Toys, Toys

Mar 29

In today’s western society, we fill our lives with stuff.  We have our electronics that keep us “connected” to the world around us, we have our furniture, our homes, our cars, our TVs and computers, gadgets and gizmos, food, credit cards, cash, bank accounts, various nic-nacs and decorations and much, much more.  Children, also have huge collections of stuff for themselves; stuff that we...

Play Dough!

Play Dough!

Feb 20

How: Here’s are two great easy play dough recipes that you can make with ingredients that almost everyone has at home: Cooked Recipe No Cook Recipe Your little one(s) will love cooking it with you, and then they can play.  Add any food coloring to make it colorful, or make a few batches with different colors.  The dough will stay good for a few weeks if kept in a Tupperware container or...

Flubber!

Flubber!

Feb 20

How: Here is a great easy recipe for a sensory activity, like play dough, called flubber.  It’s sticky, oozy, and cold.  Add food coloring while your making it, or let your child draw on it with markers afterward.  Either way, they’ll love it. Flubber Recipe Why: It’s a great sensory experience.  Sometimes working with doughs and other similar materials can help calm a restless...

Cooking with your Children

Cooking with your Children

Feb 20

How: There are 2 easy ways to involve your child in cooking. First, you can tell them what your making (or let them choose what they want to make) for dinner, lunch, or just a treat at school.  Involve them in getting the ingredients.  Ask them if they know what they need and help them figure out what ingredients they might need to make that meal.  Help them measure, pour and mix, as the...

Have You Ever Seen A Child Play With A Box?

Have You Ever Seen A Child Play With A Box?

Feb 20

How: Give your child a box, any box, and let them play!  Check out this amazing children’s book called Not A Box and read it to your child (Not A Stick is another great book in the same series).  See what they turn the box into.  If they get bored with just playing with it, try adding some art materials like paint, glue, markers, or crayons and see what happens, or try adding other...