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
EDUCATIONAL FASHION DESIGN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Your children wear clothes from the day they are born, so it's important to discuss fashion with them as soon as they are developmentally ready. Here are some simple, educational ways in which you can start incorporating fashion into your child's daily lives: ***Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links,… Continue reading Help Your Pre-Schooler be Themselves Through Fashion!
CIRCUS-RELATED ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Kids love circuses, but some circus's practices are unethical (read my story below). So how can you incorporate circus games into your child's play in a positive, educational way? Here are 5 activities you can do with your child right now : Discuss animal rights using age-appropriate language. Practice juggling using… Continue reading 5 Positives Ways to Incorporate Circus Games into Play
HOW TO TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT WILDLIFE CONSERVATION You probably heard about the death of Sudan, the LAST male northern white rhinoceros. Or that giraffes are now on the endangered species list. But what you probably didn’t know is that, every year, at least 10,000 species become extinct! So how can we teach our kids…… Continue reading How to Raise a Conservationist: Kids’ Activities that Protect Wildlife
HOW SOUND BLOCKS HELP BABIES AND TODDLERS Sound blocks a wonderful sensory toy. Not only are they great for babies, but toddlers love them as well. They help with shape and color recognition. They encourage hand and eye coordination. Sound blocks are excellent for improving visual perception. They help develop the senses of touch, hearing…… Continue reading How Sound Blocks Help Babies and Toddlers
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ALLOW KIDS TO USE REAL KNIFES? Knives must be used under adult supervision, but don’t let YOUR fear drive your child out of the kitchen! Using real utensils builds confidence. It also helps with independence. It allows children to feel trusted and gives them a sense of responsibility. Using real knives…… Continue reading Why You Should Let Your Kids Use REAL Knives
Hi friends, I’m so excited to bring you a new guest post this week! It’s written by Jessica with whom we have so many things in common. She is also an artist, a former Art Professor and loves photography and the outdoors. Her blog http://www.collectmakeexplore.com is centred around nature-based play and creativity and is a true inspiration to…… Continue reading GET OUTSIDE, GET MOVING, GET DRAWING
WHY IS MUSIC IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPING BRAIN? Music helps your child’s brain grow as they learn how to recognize new sounds. Making music is a creative act. Playing music involves multiple senses. Playing music helps with both gross and fine motor skills. Music can be used in therapeutic ways. Playing music encourages independence.…… Continue reading HOW TO GROW YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN WITH MUSIC