5 Creative Computer Activities

admin / August 28, 2016

As much as I want children to play outdoors and experience daily physical activity you also need a balance in life.  Technology is large part of our culture.  Of course, I also want children to be proficient in computer use.   What I mean by proficient in computer use is know how to use the tools a computer has to…

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“But I am good at it on the Wii…”

admin / August 24, 2016

I had an interesting observation today while playing with two of my children.  We decided to make some bow and arrows that we found on Pinterest from Craft, Interrupted.  We changed it up a bit but not much from her original directions.  Using blue plastic piping, PVC caps and some string we made the bow and arrows (which we had…

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Why I Let My Children (And Me…) Get a Pet

admin / August 18, 2016

So I finally caved in and let one of my daughters get a hamster.  For years I have been saying no.  We have a dog, 2 rabbits and some fish.  I said no for years to the dog as well but caved in with him over 2 years ago.  So it was only natural for me to give in to…

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#1 BEST IDEA to Entertain a Toddler

admin / August 15, 2016

I have to admit, I find the toddler stage the most difficult time when raising children.  For years, I heard from other parents “wait until  you have teenagers…”.  Well, I have teenagers and a toddler – a toddler is MUCH harder in my opinion.  I am speaking mostly about the 18-24 month stage.  Don’t get me wrong there are moments…

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Animal Detectives – Free Game to Print

admin / August 12, 2016

If you want to challenge your your child’s visual perceptual skills, visual closures skills and encourage physical activity download this free printable game.  The kids will love guessing what animal is hiding in the grass!  You can download it for free at GrowingPlay.  

Body Awareness Art

 Here is a fun, cute project to work on body awareness.  The child should lay down on large paper.  Trace the body, identifying the body parts as you trace around each one.  Now let the child paint the body however they would like.  Once dry an adult can cut it out and hang it on the wall.  Review all the…

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The Crayon Cafe – Combine Pretend Play with Drawing

Here is a wonderful new download that combines pretend play with drawing!  Just print and open up your restaurant. The Crayon Cafe – Fast Food Menu is a creative way to open up your very own doodle cafe.  This digital download includes three blank place mats, fast food menu, guest check, open sign, today’s special board and 12 how to…

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