Do you have kids who love to play in the snow, but they don't feel well or you just can't keep dressing them up to go out for two minutes? Try bringing in snow to play with indoors! Winter sensory play brilliance! We don't see much snow since we moved to sunny California, but back when we lived in Massachusetts it was a fixture of our lives for months on end. The kids … [Read more...] about Winter Fun for Kids: Bring in the Snow for Winter Sensory Play!
Breaking an arm means kids have to sit out so many fun activities! These one handed activities for a child with a broken arm help kids cope. My eight-year-old broke her arm this summer, and I realized just how many activities kids CAN'T do when they only have one arm they can use! Thankfully my readers and blog friends stepped in with some great activities. One Handed … [Read more...] about One Handed Activities for a Child with a Broken Arm
Pretend towns are popular in children's museums, and it's no wonder when you consider all the life skills kids gain by role playing town and city life. Last month, Antsy Pants sent us their new Market Kit to try out. After putting it together (I helped a little), the kids decided to turn the rest of the living room into a small pretend town. As I watched them play, I … [Read more...] about Life Skills Kids Gain by Playing Pretend Town
Children's books deal with every aspect of life, including childhood grief and anxiety. A review of two books published in 2017 that handle these topics admirably. Note: I received review copies of both books featured in this post. All opinions are my own. Using Books to Help Children Cope with Anxiety Most children feel at least some anxiety, and for many children … [Read more...] about Using Children’s Literature to Address Childhood Grief and Anxiety
Sisters make amazing friends for life. Add a little structure - like these fun sister bonding activities - and jump start these friendships. This summer, Tuttle Publishing sent us a cool Nail Art Kit to review. I've never embraced the fancy nail craze, but my daughters loved the idea. I love that trying out fancy nail art is an activity they can all enjoy. At 5, 8, and … [Read more...] about Fancy Nail Painting and Other Fun Sister Bonding Activities