I was thinking the other day about how much childhood has changed since I was growing up. I find myself more and more saying it just isn’t as good as it used to be. Perhaps I sound like a grandmother, maybe it just comes with […]
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I know my blog posts have been very inconsistent lately. I think I am finally catching up on things around here so maybe, just maybe, I can start blogging again. Today we enjoyed an outdoor nature craft using rocks, leaves and nail polish. My little […]
Here is a quick way to make a homemade puzzle for little ones. This is a great activity because you can vary it so easily based on your child’s ability but tracing a few shapes or more shapes. Grab a file folder or large paper. […]
Need to entertain your toddler for a few minutes? Bring them on a toddler ride in the laundry basket. Stop and start the laundry basket slowly which will challenge the little ones balance skills and strengthen the trunk muscles. You can encourage language by waiting […]
Children are so overscheduled and busy these days that I think sometimes it results in a lack of children reaching their potential in different areas. I don’t mean being the next professional athlete or singing superstar. I just mean slowing down and taking the time […]
Small Hands Creating Hope is a project started by MaryAnne at MamaSmiles.com. As a survivor herself she reached out to many bloggers to submit children’s projects that symbolize hope in the face of cancer. When I read her blogpost I knew I wanted to […]
Recent research from the University of California Berkeley indicated that children who were better at pretend play were better at thinking about different possibilities. By imagining the way things will work, children try to predict if what they are doing will work. Then when done […]