Ya know how sports programs show the play-of-the-day?–well this is a play-of-the-day calendar for fun and learning for the whole month of February! And why you may ask? Because play is a winner since it’s the brain’s favorite way to develop and grow. 90% of the brain develops by the age of 5 and the best way to grow connections and pathways is thru play. So, encouraging play is a no-brainer.
Print off the image below and paste it on the fridge or a bulletin board. Adapt as suits the needs of your family or care centre and let it inspire other ways to play.
October play and learn activities for kids are some of my favorite during the year. It’s such an exciting month and the season of fall is full of golden treasures, as well as other bright colors too. Nature seems to invite us outdoors to enjoy the sun as much as we can since the days are getting shorter and shorter. Play, of course, has it’s own magic but we’ll try and do some of our own too with cooking and science. As for learning, there’s sequencing, making patterns, following instructions, counting, sharing books and stories, singing, and more. Print off this calendar below and enjoy these October plays-of-the-day!
This month we just March right into Easter. The rest of the month is a treasure of more fun and learning play activities for kids. You can enjoy these both inside and out. Print off the calendar and put it on the fridge door or somewhere handy. 1, 2, 3,…let’s play.
The second part of the month is every bit as fun and exciting as the first half. For more February play and learn activities for kids, bake up some valentine cookies, and of course, share some valentines with friends. Chinese New Year’s invities us to come along and join in the fun with a lion … Continue reading More February Play & Learn Activities for Kids
Even though it’s a shorter month, with so many February play and learn activities it’s a very exciting one. It starts with International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day and then, we watch to see if the Groundhog sees his shadow or not. The Super Bowl inspires lots of fun with throwing, catching, and kicking a … Continue reading February Play & Learn Activities for Kids
Father’s Day and summer fun go together like…well, like kids and dads. Here are ten ideas for Father’s Day family fun. What does your family do? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? How about a plate of some of dad’s favorites like waffles or pancakes. Kids can slice soft fruits and … Continue reading 10 Ideas for Father’s Day Family Fun
Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died in service to their country. It’s also a reminder to us that we live in community. Their sacrifice was given not for themselves, but for others. Our well-being is not possible on our efforts alone. All across the country, communities are honoring … Continue reading Memorial Day, Children, Communities: How Will Your Child Connect?
Kids like to make something special for their moms and here’s a suggestion for one to build—Mother’s Day Lego flowers. Made by hand with lots of love. A friend’s son made this for her, which she treated like any other flower and put in a vase. Without the water, of course. This flower means more … Continue reading Build Mom Some Mother’s Day Lego Flowers and Other Ideas
This year instead of egg on our faces, as the expression goes, we ended up coloring Easter egg faces. It wasn’t planned but was very meaningful, for us all.Coloring Easter eggs is something we do every year in one form or another. This year, we hard-cooked the eggs, got out the cups and spoons, and … Continue reading Coloring Easter Egg Faces – Unplanned but Meaningful for Kids
Plastic Easter eggs and some small bits from the junk drawer combined for Easter egg magnet science fun and it was quite an attraction for wee hands.Do you have a drawer in the kitchen to hold all the assorted bits and pieces that don’t go anywhere else? While often called the junk drawer, these things … Continue reading Easter Egg Magnet Science Fun – Quite An Attraction