Creating With Nature

Do you have weeds in your garden? Do clover flowers pick their stubborn heads in your lawn? Let your kids use them in their play and crafts! That’s right: summer is a great time to use nature in creative ways. Here are some ideas. Make a plant soup or salad. Bring out toy pots, andContinue reading “Creating With Nature”

Let’s learn about musical instruments

Long before your child gets to learn to play musical instrument, he can learn about instruments and have fun with them too. Chances are, your child is already familiar with some of them and, most likely, has some toy musical instruments that he loves to play. Good! Let’s encourage it with variety of fun activities.Continue reading “Let’s learn about musical instruments”

Inspire Creativity With Materials

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to stock up on amazing art supplies available right there in your house! All this wrapping and unwrapping of presents brings into the house shiny, colorful paper that is perfect for crafts. Just cut the most beautiful ones into storable sizes and keep it for crafts. Alternatively,Continue reading “Inspire Creativity With Materials”

Good Books, Beautiful Books.

We all know about books’ benefits for children. But have we ever thought of importance of illustrations? Not only pictures in books help child to grasp the plot, they often serve as his very first encounter with art. Long before visits to museum, picture books are there to entice visual pleasure. The one who understoodContinue reading “Good Books, Beautiful Books.”

More Gifts for Holidays: Family Games

Let’s Move Together! This year, many of our kids spend more time in front of the computer then before. So, let’s get them moving with family games. Wonder Forge Cat in The Hat I Can Do That! Game. I have yet to find a young kid who would resist this game! Unfortunately, it’s currently onlyContinue reading “More Gifts for Holidays: Family Games”

May I suggest classical music as Holiday gift?

I love classical music, and I think that 4 is a perfect age to start introducing it in more direct way. Many of us, likely, played “baby Mozart” type of music for our babies and toddlers. Some of us, probably, attended “mommy and me” types of classes where our little ones moved to the classicalContinue reading “May I suggest classical music as Holiday gift?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Holliday Season…

More suggestions for Holiday Gifts: this time board games and brainteasers! Board Games and Logical Puzzles Have you ever played cooperative board games? They are fun, but most importantly the players need to put their heads together to solve the problem rather than to beat each other. Check out this Canadian company that makes them.Continue reading “It’s beginning to look a lot like Holliday Season…”