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...

Why Doesn’t it Snow in West Los Angeles?

Why Doesn’t it Snow in West Los Angeles?

Feb 19

I’ve worked in preschools and daycare centers in various parts of Los Angeles and the bay area (San Francisco) but never have I had the opportunity to work with children in a place where it snowed.  I feel a little cheated. I was perusing other education and parenting blogs this morning when I came across this article that a teacher wrote about her children’s “fort day”...