Tips to Get your Child to Love to Read

I am a firm believer of starting your children off early when it comes to reading.  I am the type of parent where I want them to destroy books, because that means that they are going through the pages and looking at the pictures, creating their own stories.  We have over 700 books in our library, another 700 on our kindles, and even more in … Continue reading Tips to Get your Child to Love to Read

Tips for Keeping Toddlers with You:

It is hard going anywhere with children, but even harder with children that want to walk with you and are no longer contained in a stroller.  So what do you teach them to help them stay with you?  What do you teach them if you are separated?  Here are some tips on what to teach your children. Dress children in the same color shirt- it … Continue reading Tips for Keeping Toddlers with You:

Ideas for Stuffing Easter Eggs besides Candy

Buy a puzzle and put the individual pieces in each egg.  Number them so you know you have all the pieces. Buy each child a puzzle and put the individual pieces in the egg.  Have the children sort which pieces go to each puzzle. Fill the eggs with the Alphabet, have the children put it them in order. For younger children, fill the eggs with … Continue reading Ideas for Stuffing Easter Eggs besides Candy

Tips for Making and Keeping Friends

BE ACCEPTING.  Not all of your friends are going to think and act the same as you. BE A GOOD LISTENER.  Make sure to make eye contact and even respond to what they are saying. DON’T BE A SHOW OFF.  Not everyone you meet will have the same interests or abilities so don’t rub it in. DON’T JUST USE YOUR FRIENDS.  Don’t only want to … Continue reading Tips for Making and Keeping Friends

10 Steps of Creativity

 Don’t go with the flow- create your own current. Don’t let the sky stop you. Dare to be different. Don’t say it can’t be done. Remember, others have good ideas too! Have no limits on your imagination. Dare to be corky, wacky, weird, and outrageous. Anything that can be done, do it. Explore the known and unknown. Do not ask why, ask why not! Remember to … Continue reading 10 Steps of Creativity

A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents

I stumbled upon The Logan Family Blog, while on Pinterest, and just had to share her post about A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents by Dr. Kevin Leman. 1.  My hands are small; please don’t expect perfection whenever I make a bed, draw a picture, or throw a ball.  My legs are short; please slow down so that I can keep up with you. 2.  … Continue reading A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents