If you grew up in the ‘80s, chances are that at some point you gathered a few friends, stood in a row and yelled, “Care Bear, STARE!”
There’s no point in arguing about it: kids love technology. And they’re good at it. This generation, the so-called digital natives, seem to respond instinctively to gadgets and gizmos and touch screens.
According to the recent ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, kids are challenged to find time to play outside. This summer, get the family outside and give the kids some fresh air. Here are some ideas...
What two words make parents cringe the most? “I’m bored!” It usually comes with a whine and pleading, desperate eyes. Parents know they want to get kids up and active as much as possible in the summer, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. If your idea bucket is empty, these five activities are sure to capture kids’ imaginations and possibly set you up for some much-needed hammock time.
I recently had my first Centreville experience, and it definitely won’t be my last.
Over the last seventy-five years, a number of theorists and researchers have identified the value of imaginative play as a vital component to the normal development of a child.
It’s about more than just fun and games.
Your preschoolers are sure to love one of these unique toys.