All Blog Posts Tagged 'play' (64)

10 Date Ideas for Parents and Children

10 Date Ideas for Parents and Children When you first think of the word "date," it's easy to assume that it involves two individuals roughly around the same age who are in some type of romantic relationship, whether new or seasoned. While this may be true, "dates" can include kids, too. (preferably not in addition to the two individuals in a romantic relationship- that's what babysitters are for!) Special outings with just one child and…

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Added by Jazelle on June 11, 2015 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Showing Our Disney Side in 2015 - The Party! #DisneySide

Today was the big day. We finally had our Valentine's Day Party! As usual, things don't always go as planned, but it all worked out for the best. I planned on having a lot of games, prizes and music, but with the popcorn snack boxes and a house full of mostly boys, I had a feeling it wouldn't be all frills.…

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Added by Ronda on February 14, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Traditional families in the game of Life

Santa brought us the board game Life for Christmas. I hadn't played that game since I was a child, and I was genuinely surprised at the amount of changes to it: The careers are different, there are lots more action cards and it is much harder to go into debt.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 6, 2015 at 6:47am — No Comments

Playing With Trains! Train Activities for Kids

How often have you gone into a doctor’s office, toy or book store and saw a train table set up for the kids? Are you the parent that secretly groans when you see the train table because you realize how difficult it will be to peel your child away? Over the years, many play time and therapy hours have been spent at the train table. While it can be challenging to find ways to connect while the trains seem to suck every ounce of attention from the child it is well worth the effort. There are…

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Added by shelah moss on December 30, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

Hey, Mom! Watch this!

It is the echoing cry of children throughout the playground:



"Hey, Mom! Watch this!"…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 1, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments

Silky Soft Play Dough

No cook, 2 ingredient dough. 

You need:

  • 1 part conditioner
  • 2 parts corn starch
  • food color (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix together…
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Added by Tiffany Miranda on November 14, 2014 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Conversation with my son

Every weekend my kids want to have company come over. I'm always reminding them that I don't have a built in card in my brain that automatically stores the contact information for everyone I meet, and neither do they, so they need to physically exchange numbers with their friends. Do they? No, but every weekend we seem to have…

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Added by Ronda on October 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Sensory play with colored rice

You Need:



  • Rice (white rice will show the color better)
  • paint
  • Ziploc bag
  • water (just a little to thin paint)
  • Baking sheet
  • A large Tupperware (or something similar)…
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Added by Tiffany Miranda on October 21, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Negotiating a game of Calvinball

Like many other very cool people, I am a fan of Calvin & Hobbes. And because of that, I know the rules of Calvinball:

  1. You make up the rules as you go along.
  2. You can't play the game the same way…
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Added by Lauren Markman on September 12, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

There's a Lego underfoot

When I first lived alone, I was mildly afraid of the dark. I would hate investigating weird noises by myself and refused to leave the perceived safety of my bed in the middle of the night.



As a mom, I am afraid of the dark for a completely different reason: I am pretty sure I am going to step on a…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 9, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments

Crazy Aaron Can Suck It

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I've always been of the opinion that Play-Doh, Silly Putty, and all things gooey should be "outside" toys.  They just always seem to crumble into little bits all over the floor for someone's feet to drag throughout the entire damn house.  And this is EXACTLY why I should have known better than to allow my children to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 30, 2014 at 10:18am — No Comments

Scheduling some unstructured playtime

I have Mommy friends who have taken on a third job as chauffeurs. But they don't work for Uber. They work full-time jobs, take care of their families and then cart their children off to a variety of activities. They spend their evening hours away from their homes and behind the wheels of their cars. In the attempt to give our children lots of opportunities to learn instruments, play sports and learn conversational Mandarin, we have…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 24, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

Inspiring Resilience, Creating Hope

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. We have come a long way as a nation over the last couple of decades in how we view mental health issues, however, we still need to continue to improve the way people with a mental illness are viewed and treated.

Mental health is simply our emotional, mental, and spiritual health. It is just as important as our physical health. In fact, the two go hand-in-hand. It is important for us to realize that people of all ages, race, ethnicity,…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on May 13, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Learning how to play it safe

My son has a special title: He is our safety officer. Whenever we get in the car to go to school, I tell him that he is responsible for making sure everyone is buckled up for safety. When he helps me cook in the kitchen, I've given him the responsibility for making sure I am being safe around the stove.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 15, 2014 at 6:34am — No Comments

Suck It, Mother Nature

wire hangers

I'd always thought that Mother Nature and I kind of had a connection -- you know with the whole "mother" thing and all.  But I'm really starting to think that she's falsely assumed her title because no mama in her right mind would make it so damn cold outside that kids are off school and trapped indoors for days on…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 29, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

imaginary friend

My imaginary friend

11/07/2013…

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Added by Cindi Walton on November 7, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

How to Co Sleep With Your Baby Safely

Co-sleeping is a fairly common practice and many parents sleep in the same bed or room with their young baby or toddler.  This is a very controversial topic in the United States and most people think co-sleeping is completely dangerous and that it should be avoided.  However, as a mom I know how hard it is to be able to get a good night sleep especially…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 7:40am — No Comments

Midnight Milkshakes, Blanket Forts, and Other Family Fun

One of the best ways to develop relationships and build confidence is to have fun together as a family.  I just discovered there is a month long celebration aimed at that very thing, strengthening families and building healthy, confident kids.  National Family Month is exactly what it sounds like, a celebration of family.   It runs annually from Mother's Day to Father's Day. 

An easy way to have fun with your kids is to remember what you enjoyed when you were their age and then do it…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on June 14, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Preventing or Decreasing Long-term Problems in Children

Parents/primary caregivers are the most important advocate for their children in all areas of their development, including social-emotional.  May is Mental Health Awareness month.     Children as young as newborns can have social-emotional issues.  Research shows, behavior problems that surface in early childhood are the single best predictor for several long-term outcomes, such as adolescent delinquency, gang involvement, incarceration, substance abuse, divorce, unemployment (Center for…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on May 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Ring Around the Rosie: Learn The Truth Behind This Popular Nursery Rhyme and Game

Do you remember playing Ring Around the Rosie as a child?  I do!  I remember playing this game when I was fairly young.  When my son came home from daycare a few days ago saying “posies, posies” while grabbing his older brother’s hand.  I was trying to figure out what he was talking about.  My son…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 8, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

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