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Super Easy, Fast and Fun DIY Origami Paper Kite That Really Flies!

We have been very lucky to live in a place where it’s windy in the afternoons. Not too windy, but just enough to be able to fly kites every day. The other day we went out in the center of our village, and all the kids wanted to try Adèle’s kites. We took 3 different…… Continue reading Super Easy, Fast and Fun DIY Origami Paper Kite That Really Flies!

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How to get First 2-4 Years Right – Dr. Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry Workshop Summary

With our thoughts we create the world. This year I attended Dr. Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry workshop online. For those of you who do not know, Dr Maté is world reknown for his revolutionary work on childhood development, parenting, AD(H)D (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) and addiction. He was awarded the Order of Canada, has authored…… Continue reading How to get First 2-4 Years Right – Dr. Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry Workshop Summary

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Kids’ Art Studio on the Go

KIDS’ ART STUDIO ON THE GO If you read my post about How to Set up an Art Studio for Kids, you know how important it is for your child to have a creative space of their own. But how can your child continue creating (and using messy art supplies like paint) if she is…… Continue reading Kids’ Art Studio on the Go

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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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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

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Creative Mindfulness Activities to Stop Tantrums and Improve Sleep

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS? In a nutshell, mindfulness is our ability to be fully present in this moment, in the “now.” WHY SHOULD CHILDREN PRACTICE MINDFULNESS? There is a lot of research which shows that mindfulness can help with regulating emotions, focus and decision-making. When your child learns how to recognize and address emotions, there will be…… Continue reading Creative Mindfulness Activities to Stop Tantrums and Improve Sleep