The best way to learn is through play, so here are more ideas of May play activities for kids. May-bee some of these will encourage and inspire play at your house or care center. May is a great month for adding lots more minutes a day for outdoor play too. Print off this version of May’s calendar of play activities for kids and enjoy!
Let’s march into March with some fun and learning. See the calendar for all kinds of play activities for young children. After all, play is the brain’s favorite way to learn!
August means some kids are getting ready to start kindergarten this month, or early next. Here’s a calendar of “ready Freddy” ideas:
Wondering why we should share fantasy stories and fairy tales with children? They aren’t politically correct; boys and girls are not recognized equally. But they still have an important place in the lives of kids. To help answer this question, and other ones too, I was able to able to interview the Fairy Book Lady, … Continue reading Why We Should Share Fantasy Stories and Fairy Tales with Children
We’ve done lots of outside activities for fairies and elves so this afternoon we did a fairy craft of fairies and other creatures at night in the forest. To start, we used a piece of black construction paper to look like night. We went outside and got a few small twigs from some bushes along … Continue reading Fairy Craft – Fairies and Other Creatures at Night in the Forest
Today’s blog, Can Your Child Ask for Help? Can You?, has been inspired by Tara Kennedy-Kline, parenting expert and radio host of Parent Nation. Tara is also an author and speaker, and more than one million listeners have tuned into her show. This morning, Tara posted a rant and a question. We might not have … Continue reading Can Your Child Ask for Help? Can You?
Although it sounds terrible to parents and caregivers, messy play contributes to children’s learning and development. It’s a sensory delight for kids and one of the joys of childhood. If play is the brain’s favorite way to learn, messy play is kids favorite way to explore both themselves and the world around them. For this … Continue reading Mayhem and Messy Play: Messy Play Contributes to Children’s Learning and Development
Young children need daily living skills; no wonder it’s one parent’s wish for supporting toddlers and preschoolers at home and in early care programs. Coping with daily living isn’t part of IQ (intelligence) but it is part of EQ, emotional intelligence. Feeling capable and confident beats anything else for feeling happy. For kids and adults. … Continue reading Parent Wishes #17: Young Children Need Daily Living Skills
More support for learning challenges is one parent’s wish and that includes supporting social-emotional development in young children at home and school. School could mean daycare, play groups, preschool, and kindergarten. It’s hard to separate social—dealing with others, and emotional—coping with feelings, because they are so linked. More and more, research is showing us that … Continue reading Parent Wishes #16: Supporting Social-Emotional Development in Young Children
When asking parents if they had one wish for kids at school or daycare, one mom wished for more ways of supporting cognitive or thinking skills. Parents want what’s best for their children, phsically and mentally. An earlier post talked about some ideas to promote physical development. This post looks at how to encourage mental … Continue reading Parent Wishes #15: Supporting Cognitive or Thinking Skills for Young Children