Adults and children alike are constantly staring at a screen. We have become increasingly dependent upon the technology. Screen-Free Week is a time for participants to turn off and "tune in" plugging into life instead!
For just one hour, kids and families and organizations worldwide will come together to turn out their lights and show it's possible to have an impact on climate change. Snag the kids' attention and help them participate in Earth Hour's voluntary power down with these ideas.
Are you interested in learning more about prenatal yoga and its benefits?
If so, global yoga specialist, Jiivana has just launched its renowned prenatal yoga DVD, Bliss From Within, in the UK today. The DVD has been endorsed by The National Association of Childbirth Educators and is seen to be the most comprehensive prenatal Yoga DVD on the market.
Does your child love the single serving packages of instant oatmeal? He can cook them all by himself -- just measure the water and one package of oatmeal; then microwave. There is only one drawback. The price. Here's the solution! Make your own individual serving packages with your child. Let him choose his favorite varieties.
This activity helps your child practice counting skills, measuring, estimation, and mastering the concepts of giant and tiny. Pick a landmark (tree in your yard, couch in your living room). Count how many steps it will take to get to the landmark. Now try to guess how many GIANT steps it will take...
Hot Cross Buns were once traditionally served on Good Friday and through the Lenten season. Each bun has an icing cross on top as a reminder of Christ. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, the time taken to make these yummy treats will create fun and delicious memories!
What child wouldn't love to feel the tug of the wind on a string? Kites have been mentioned throughout history for over two thousand years! Their uses have been extremely varied. Did you know that kites have been used in battles, as a fishing technique, for study of the weather?
Have you always wanted to take a trip to a foreign land? Perhaps you want to visit Egypt, Ireland, India, China, or Italy! While you wait for that dream vacation you can experience the next best thing. Go international -- at home!
Since it's a little too early in the year for most of us to enjoy watching butterflies in their natural setting, let's make some from clothespins and tissue paper. Build a bunch and fly through the living room!
Some people have brown eyes and curly hair. Some are tall and thin. Some live in houses made of stone while others live in ice houses. Even though people may look different, dress differently and live differently, they have the same needs. A multicultural book gives an opportunity to talk about these common factors.
Dress up is one of the simplest activities and it often can be overlooked! Take advantage of your child's gifts of imagination. Who "to be" today? Assemble a dress up box for your child. Include items such as:
Freezing and melting is a mystery to young children. Have your child watch the butter melting on warm toast. Draw attention to ice cubes disappearing in a glass of water. Watch ice cream turn into a liquid mess. Discuss the concept of some solid things melting in warmer temperatures.