Play is an important part of childhood development, yet in our highly electronic world children seem to be playing the old-fashioned way, sans electronics, much less. Today I’m sharing 7 easy ways to mix up the way your kids play.
As an active Mom, getting outside with my family is so important. Getting outside has been my number one way to keep my attitude positive and happy since becoming a single Mom. Days spent outdoors seem to bring good attitudes to my entire family. With the added benefit of exhausted children who sleep well that night!
Remember Chia Pets? I never had one of my own, but I remember how cool they looked in commercials during Saturday morning cartoons. It seems that they are making a comeback, and my kids started asking for their own Chia Pets recently. I thought surely we could make something similar that would be more fun and much cheaper too.
Snow days are every child’s dream, but they easily become a nightmare for Mom. The piles of wet laundry, dripping boots, and daunting task of stuffing young children into snow gear multiple times a day can quickly outweigh the fun of a snow day.
A few simple and practical tips can make all the difference in surviving snow days with young children.
How’s the weather where you live? Here we’ve had a week of yucky, rainy weather, with at least 5 more days of rain coming in the forecast. Without some interference from me, my cooped up children become tingling rods of energy- voices too loud, steps too hard and fast, and irritable. They run out of patience with indoor rules and with each other too. By day two of rainy weather