Insights: Report From Aged Eye-Witness

Report From Aged Eye-Witness- ===Slow-Pitch Softball 5-13-13=== Sneaking up from behind Ryley,  perfectly seated upon the bench and engrossed with “crowns” and paper, he finally caught my eye, I saw the “Oh” mouth,  and heard those words again, “MaMaMa!”  I quickly put a blanket down on that cold cold bench ( under Dawn, Ryley and myself) and he then lifted his arm to hug me!  Almost the best part of … Continue reading Insights: Report From Aged Eye-Witness

Clothespins and the Basket

This is a great activity for a toddler who loves to sort and pick things up and put them in a container.  It will help your child with gross motor skills, following directions, fine motor skills and the concept of “in” and “out”. You can color the clothespins with markers, or paint.  Then use different color buckets for your child to match the colors.  Don’t … Continue reading Clothespins and the Basket

Family Fun: July 4th

July 4th can be a lot more than just a cookout and fireworks, below are a few fun activities for the family to celebrate the 4th! Organize a neighborhood parade.  Help the children decorate bikes, wagons and outfits in red, white and blue. Have a picnic before the fireworks start.  Usually there is music and fun activities for the children. Host a side-walk chalk contest. … Continue reading Family Fun: July 4th

Family Fun: First Day of Summer

The first day of Summer is June 21, here are some fun ideas to celebrate the first day of Summer Have a sponge war with buckets and sponges Make a slippery water slide by using a piece of heavy plastic a little soap and water hose Make frozen fruit pops with fruit juice Have a picnic in the park Have a special dinner outside, this … Continue reading Family Fun: First Day of Summer

Ideas for Fall Both Indoor and Out

Picture Credit: Vernon’s Blog Go to a Pumpkin Patch.  Pick your favorite.  Take it home and decorate or make pumpkin seeds and pumpkin bread. Go on a hayride! Stuff a scarecrow. Do leaf tracings.  Find out what types you’ve collected. Have your children rake up leaves (for money?). They jump in! Have a harvest party.  Include scarcrow making.  Everyone brings an old shirt and pants.  You … Continue reading Ideas for Fall Both Indoor and Out