Tag Archives: Play Tips
- Creative Play with Indoor Camping
April showers bring May flowers, but how do you help keep your kids playing creatively when it is raining outside? Mommy blogger Stephanie from Mommy Poppins® suggest pitching a tent in your living room for a good old fashion Living …
- Be Playful!
Undoubtedly an important aspect of child development is a child’s ability to be playful. No one knew this better than Dr. Seuss who said: “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, …
- Benefits of Recess
The social and cognitive benefits of recess and free play are too important to be ignored. During recess children learn valuable social skills like learning to negotiate with peers in order to keep playing with them. “I want to play …
- Helping Your Kids Get the Most Out of Play
Playday is an annual event in the UK that celebrates children’s right to play. On Playday thousands of children and communities will take part in locally organized events across the UK. While this is a great opportunity for children to …
- Fun Winter Break Activities
The holidays are here, and if you’re a parent or caregiver to children, it’s a great time to start thinking about winter break activities that will keep kids busy and having fun. As an added bonus, if the activities result in a little learning, well then, all the better!
- Creative Play and Thanksgiving
The holiday season is wonderful time of year that for some can mean a lot of stress and restless children. Often, families have to travel to see one other, normal routines that children follow may be thrown out the window, and it is sometimes the case that children are coming together with relatives or other children who they don’t know well.
- Creative Play Indoor Activities
With winter beginning to bear down on us, and the holiday season just around the corner, there have been some interesting blog posts lately involving creative play and activities. In particular, the highly entertaining blog No Time for Flash Cards features great activities and craft projects for young children to promote play and learning. Along with most activities, there is often a suggested book that offers another way of talking about the activity with your child!
- Color Recognition and Fall
The final batches of leaves are falling from trees everywhere, creating spectacular piles (and messes!) for adults to clean up. However, as time consuming as it can be to get lawns ready for winter, there are also some fun uses for all of those fall leaves during this time of year. One of those is to teach color recognition to children.
- Three Great Ways to Spur Creative Play
With kids back in school, it’s easy for families to fall into the familiar grind of a daily routine. Trying to remember to take time for creative play can be difficult, which means it often falls by the wayside, as other seemingly more “important” things rise to the top, such as extracurricular activities or homework. However, putting aside time to be sure your kids engage in creative play is every bit as important as what they need to do for school. Creative play develops problem-solving and leadership skills as well as behavioral control, among other valuable abilities.
- Managing Everyday Routines: The Temptations of Check-Out Aisles
Grocery shopping often begins as an exciting adventure and ends in tears, for both parent and child. Taking the nightmare out of the check-out aisle can often be accomplished by planning ahead. Discuss the check-out aisle and the temptations that …