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Folded Book Art Tutorial for Kids

FOLDED BOOK ART TUTORIAL FOR KIDS If you have an old book that is not being used, there is a simple, creative activity that will allow you to transform it into a beautiful sculpture. It’s called Folded Book Art and it will help your child: increase focus improve hand-eye coordination and precision learn some math…… Continue reading Folded Book Art Tutorial for Kids

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5 First Steps in Teaching Photography to Your Kid

This week’s guest article is brought to you by Dan Barr – a photographer and the founder of Kids Camera Guide. Those of you who have been reading along know how much I love photography, so I’m very happy to have Dan’s professional advice on how photography can help you connect with your child. 5 FIRST…… Continue reading 5 First Steps in Teaching Photography to Your Kid

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s First Pedal Bike – Advice by Cycling Champion, Stuart A Blair

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S FIRST PEDAL BIKE Riding a two wheel pedal bike is one of the most looked-forward to milestones of childhood. But often, this milestone is missed or delayed due to inadequate information or resources. In this post I interviewed Stuart A Blair – South Australian Triathlon, Duathlon, and…… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s First Pedal Bike – Advice by Cycling Champion, Stuart A Blair

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EASY Solar System Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

I saw this video installation at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City years ago and it made me realize how mind boggling the concept and vastness of space really is.  It is difficult enough for an adult to comprehend. So, how do you explain it to a small child without resorting to…… Continue reading EASY Solar System Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

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SAFE Art-making: Non-toxic, Natural & Organic Art Supplies for Kids

NON-TOXIC, NATURAL & ORGANIC ART SUPPLIES FOR KIDS Many popular art supplies contain toxic materials such as chemical solvents, rubber cement, PVC, paraffin wax, toxic varnishes and many others. Since children’s immune systems are more sensitive, exposing them to such toxic chemicals (especially for prolonged periods of time) is unhealthy. Luckily, there are many alternatives.…… Continue reading SAFE Art-making: Non-toxic, Natural & Organic Art Supplies for Kids

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Simple, Beautiful, Handmade Paperweights Even a Baby can Make

HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE, BEAUTIFUL, HANDMADE PAPERWEIGHTS This is 100% Adèle’s idea which she stumbled upon while playing. One day she asked me to help her make playdough. We mixed the following ingredients together: 1 cup flour 1/4 cup salt 1 tbsp olive oil water until the paste became dough-like and non-sticky ***Disclaimer: This post…… Continue reading Simple, Beautiful, Handmade Paperweights Even a Baby can Make

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Sunshine Blogger Award: Most Inspirational Parenting Blogs

SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD: Most Inspirational Parenting Blogs The Sunshine Blogger Award is a peer recognition award that connects bloggers who have inspirational sites. I only launched Rainy Day Sunny Play six months ago, so receiving a nomination for the award from Ashley at Happy Homeschool Mum was such a wonderful surprise! I feel humbled and grateful,…… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award: Most Inspirational Parenting Blogs