All Blog Posts Tagged 'play' (72)

Just say No to homework

Imagine this: School is over. Your children go to their after-school sports activity or music lesson and finally comes home. They have time to play outside and get some fresh air and sunshine. At the dinner table, everyone has time to talk about their day before retiring for their separate activities for the evening. Your children go to bed on time.…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 25, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments

Elijah and the Ninja Skills

Around Lape Haven, we kind of love silly. We thrive on imagination and creativity. We choose birthday party themes based on how costume-friendly they are. (We really do.)

But I have to say, sometimes, I am still amazed at how quirky my kids can be. They provide me with hours of…


Added by Kishona Lape on October 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Growing up too soon

On the days that I think about it too much, I can't believe that my son is already five. Like most parents, I think that I blinked and he went from being a gurgling baby to a chaotic, smart, loving kid.…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 6, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments

Four day school weeks

Five mornings a week I have the same conversation with my son involving the reality of it being morning (despite the lack of sunlight) and how he will need to depart the happy warmth of his bed and zombie-walk his way to the bathroom to get ready for school. My cheerful morning greetings are met with dreariness and drudgery.…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 25, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments

Messy Mama-school: Alphabet Farm

I'm in a bit of a conundrum. For over a month I have been planning THE CUTEST farm unit... And then my computer crashed, spent several weeks at the doctor, and returned good as new. All was good for 1 week. And my charger bit the dust. I am still waiting on my new charger. If you have noticed my pictures are a little sub-par and a lack of printables.... That is why! (Continue reading:… Continue

Added by Kate on September 7, 2015 at 9:18am — No Comments

The One and Only... Maggie Daley Park

Maggie Daley Park in Chicago, IL

The one and only Maggie Daley Park is located in the loop or downtown area of Chicago, IL. It is a FREE public park and is 20 acres! The playground is near the Lake Michigan shoreline so not only are you getting great views of the city, you're also getting amazing views of the lakeshore.

Maggie Daley Park

The first thing you see when walking…


Added by Jazelle on August 20, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

10 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

10 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

I walked into a store today to pick up a picture frame and other nicknacks. After gathering my items and getting in line, an older lady looked down at my children (who were bouncing around like a couple of sugar-high human jumping jacks) and said, “I have two just like that. Well, my son has two just like that. I really think they should just have school all year round. Being out for the summer…


Added by Jazelle on July 28, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Products For Outdoor Play

Hi everybody I just finished a new blog on products and thing for outdoor play.  Take a look at blissfuldiscountblog.com thanks for all your support and forget to check out my great deals on outdoor Play.

Added by Marianne Bliss on July 18, 2015 at 12:39pm — No Comments

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…


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.…


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.…


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…


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!"…


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)


  1. Mix together…

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…


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)…

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…

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…


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

Crazy Aaron Can Suck It


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…


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…


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

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