1,001 Boredom Busting Play Ideas: Free and Low Cost Crafts, Activities, Games, and Family Fun That Will Help You Raise Happy, Healthy Children By New York Times bestselling author & mother of two, Jean Oram “A LIFESAVER FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS.” Kenneth, Amazon reviewer Never be bored again! All of this website’s great content and
What Is This? Got your imagination? Okay! Let’s go… Pick a Cloud… Any Cloud I know, I know. It is winter in the Northern Hemisphere. The last thing we want to do is sit outside and gaze at clouds. Although… did you know that kids who play outside tend to be less anxious? They
Take a Look at the World With Fresh Eyes One of the coolest things about hanging out with kids is how they see the world. It’s fresh. Unique. Now give those kids a pair of binoculars? Wow. Suddenly the world opens up. They can see across the strait–there are building over there. They can see
On Monday I declared it Break The Rules Week. (If you are wondering why, the argument on why breaking the rules is a good developmental tool for kids is posted here.) I also promised you some inspiration for what kinds of rules you might break throughout the week. (Have you broken any yet? Share your
I officially declare it… Break the Rules Week Why? Because it is October already. Why? Because kids have already been strapped to desks and other structured activities for a month and you can see the grind beginning to wear on them already. Their goofy, playful spirits are starting to look a little less so… goofy
That is one fab hairdo you are sporting. Who does your hair? Is it your kids? Let’s Play Hairdresser! Kids love to play hairdresser (um, don’t give them the scissors though, okay?) whether it is on themselves (dear lord, please no scissors), on their friends (um, sorry about the scissors), or on us (I hear
>Sometimes, it is nice to challenge yourself with a video game. Just don’t forget about the real world–take breaks! Make this a family activity: Challenge your family to a video game tournament. This activity promotes fine motor skills, and problem and puzzle solving skills.