for Homemade Play Dough We offer two recipes for making
playdough (clay) at home: one superior long-lasting dough, and
another quick and basic recipe for play dough.
Homemade Clay (for Baking) Kids can create miniature
sculptures, holiday decorations, and more, with this easy to make
Kids the Alphabet This article discusses some activities
and products most recommended for teaching kids to distinguish the
distinct shapes of each and every letter of the alphabet.
for Quick Sugar Cookies (No Chilling!) Letting kids cut
out cookies with cookie cutterswhether the cutters are
alphabet or other shapesis a fun activity. This quick and easy
recipe doesn't require chilling (so there's no waiting), and not
only makes delicious cookies, but it also produces cookies that
retain their original form and are quite solid.
Inexpensive Toddler Toys Turn your trash into toddler
toys with these tips!
a Learning-Rich Home Learning Environment It's easy and
inexpensive to create a home environment that is rich with
educational opportunities for your young children. Children learn
through play, and learning is best when all of a child's senses
Activities: Develop Children's Reading Skills A
collection of everyday activities designed to promote and
develop children's reading skills.
& Learning with Kids: Digital Cameras, Photography, and Kids!
It's considerably easier to get creative with digital cameras,
although "old-fashioned" cameras will do the trick as
well. When children have control of a camera, they learn to look
at the world just a little differently--they notice patterns where
they didn't before, they think about everyday objects with a fresh
perspective, and they develop their confidence in their own
creativity. Here we present some ideas for
turning photography into a creative, learning experience for kids.
for Kids: Games & Activities to Improve Your Child's
Concentration A collection of simple activities that
help kids develop their ability to focus and
concentrate--necessary skills for cross-curricular learning.
10 Ways to
Raise a Child with High Emotional Intelligence A helpful
parenting article designed to provide ideas for developing a
child's emotional intelligence or EQ.
The Junior Collector: Cool Kids'
Hobby Encouraging children to have collections, whether
they are stamp, cards, rock, or other such collections, has its
or Big Words: Using the Alphabet as a Pathway to Speech Encouraging children to
speak may be facilitated by teaching them the letters of the
alphabet. Here's how to get started.
Activities for Kids Here are six fun activities for
children that involve snow.
Yoga for Kids:
Can Children Benefit from early Yoga Training? Benefits
of yoga for children, including top DVDs for learning yoga
postures at home with kids.
Activities with Kids: Host an Easter Party for Children
Easter activities for preschool-age children.
Activities with Kids: Rainy Day Activities: Creativity Day!
When kids are housebound, don't let the rain cancel fun with
these suggested activities.
Your Own Baby Videos While there are plenty of fun baby
videos available for purchase, those families with the time and
inclination (and a camcorder!) might consider taking on a very
creative and exciting family project: making their very own,
homemade and personalized baby video.