The actual term Evening Activity comes from my years, long ago, at summer camp. After dinner and before bed, we had ‘Evening Activity’, which was one last chance in the day to splash in the lake doing water ballet, laugh with our friends while playing Mexican dodgeball, or go on crazy hikes around the lake.… Continue reading Why evening activity is so important to our family
I have recently been given the challenge of addressing my Oldest son’s growing curiosity of all things “Batman”, “good guys”, “bad guys” and even a little bit of “booming” and “shooting”. I don’t necessarily take issue with the general idea of superheroes but I am concerned about and am considering the idea of my 4 year… Continue reading Superheroes & Social Emotional Development
In light of the growing trend of ‘curbside pickup’ I’ve been thinking an awful lot about the many benefits of bringing your kids inside to places like the grocery store, Target or the bank. I do see the value in this service and know that there are times when, if available, I would likely take… Continue reading The Many Benefits of Taking Children to the Grocery Store
When we go to the beach, in addition to splashing in the water and enjoying the sunshine, I view the trips as an opportunity for adventure, exploration and learning. We have done a number of activities that help to promote development in all the major domains (cognitive, language & literacy, social & emotional and motor).… Continue reading Supporting Language & Literacy Development at the Beach!