Posts from the category: Bigger Kids Play

9 Ways to Encourage a Child’s Creativity

9 Ways to Encourage a Child's Creativity

I love watching and listening to children as they come up with fresh ideas or create something new. When the project is right, their passion, enthusiasm and motivation for the task is exciting to observe. Children have great ideas and activities that develop the skills associated with creativity and … [Read more...]

Disney Inspired Fingerprint Art

Disney Inspired Thumbprint Art

Immy is a big fan of Ed Emberley's fingerprint and thumbprint drawing books so when I recently suggested we have fun experimenting with making some fingerprint Disney characters of our own, she was up for the challenge. And we had so much fun making these that it's become a regular experience at our … [Read more...]

Books for Beginning Readers: Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Great Books for Early Readers: Fly Guy book series review by Tedd Arnold

When Immy first brought home one of Tedd Arnold's Fly Guy books from the school library, I honestly failed to see the appeal. But all it took was one book and she was hooked! Th first in the series, Hi! Fly Guy, was published in 2005 and was awarded the ALA Theodor Seuss Geisel Award shortly … [Read more...]

Help! My Child is Being Bullied

My Child Is Being Bullied! ACT: An Action Plan for Parents

By definition: "Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems." … [Read more...]

Spell & Score Spelling Word Game

Spell & Score Spelling Word Game

As regular visitors will be aware, I am on a constant mission to make learning fun and engaging for kids. Fortunately fun doesn't have to be difficult. You can use simple materials that you already have at home to engage children with all sorts of learning tasks - just check out our list of 50 ideas … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids About Germs & Hand Washing

Tips for Teaching Kids about Germs: Free Printable Poster

This post is sponsored by Dettol. Handwashing is pretty important for keeping our families healthy and preventing the spread of germs. Unfortunately, if your children are anything like mine, they are usually in so much of a rush to get back to playing, that they prefer to skip the hand washing step … [Read more...]

Another Week’s Worth of Boredom Busters: Turn off the TV and Play

A Week's Worth of Boredom Busters:7 Invitations to Play that Get Kids Playing

In today's post Ali of At Home With Ali shares 7 easy-to-set-up invitations to play prompts that are sure to get your kids playing A while back I wrote this post about quick and easy boredom busters to get the kids away from the lure of the TV. Just recently I decided it was time to bring the … [Read more...]

50 {MORE} Playful Sight Word Activity Ideas

50 MORE Playful Sight Word Activity Ideas. Perfect for revising sight words and spelling words with beginning readers.

Revision is so important to learning  to read sight words and to learning to spell, and I love finding new and playful ways to revise words with Immy. Making revision fun and playful makes it both more engaging and memorable so today I am sharing 50 playful sight word activity ideas (that can be … [Read more...]