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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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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

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5 Positives Ways to Incorporate Circus Games into Play

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

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6 Creative Books about Books for Children

WHY READ BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS? Books about books are fun for everyone. They are great for kids who already love reading as it spark their imagination even more. AND, they are excellent at igniting love of books in kids who don’t otherwise read much. On my list I also included books that can be used…… Continue reading 6 Creative Books about Books for Children

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How to Raise a Conservationist: Kids’ Activities that Protect Wildlife

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

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Fantastic Beasts and How to Fold Them: The INCREDIBLE Art of Origami Master, Dr. Robert J. Lang

I am so honored and excited to present to you this week’s article. It contains an interview with the UNBELIEVABLE master origami artist and a pioneer in this field, Dr. Rober J. Lang! Origami is the art of folding paper which originated in Japan in the 17th century. In Japanese, “ori” means “fold” and “kami” means “paper,”…… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and How to Fold Them: The INCREDIBLE Art of Origami Master, Dr. Robert J. Lang

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Why We Use Only Natural Crayons (and You Should, too!)

ARE CRAYONS SAFE? Crayons are probably the most used art materials for kids, but are they safe? The answer is NO! Mainstream crayons are full of harmful products like paraffin  wax (petroleum), plastic (glitter), chemical pigments and even carcinogens like phthalates (fragrances), lead and asbestos (in 2015)! Asbestos is deadly both if ingested and inhaled (even in…… Continue reading Why We Use Only Natural Crayons (and You Should, too!)

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HOW TO GROW YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN WITH MUSIC

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