FUNgestive digestive system. Teaching kids about human body.

“After you bite that apple, the saliva starts… and the stomach… what do you mean what is a “stomach”?  Hey, why aren’t you listening again?!”  Because this is boooring!  And I was determined to learn the digestive system in a fun way.  So, we’ve got some strings, crayons, scissors and created a life-size digestive system. [...]

Teach your child to swim with 10 easy and fun activities

We taught our little ones to swim ourselves. Not that hard, really.  Weather this is part of your plan or not, the things we did are really easy incorporate into anybody’s splashy routine to benefit kids being safe and comfortable in the water. ·        Storytime. Lounging on the side of a pool with a good [...]

What do you know about 2014 World Cup champion, Germany?

Let’s take another opportunity to teach kids some geography. After last night triumphal win of German soccer team at the 2014 World Cup, imaginary trip to heart of Europe is an educational “must”. So, what are the most interesting facts about Germany? The name for Germany in the German language is Deutschland. The population of Germany [...]

Can I hear the magic word, please?

“I’m cold!” – the demanding voice from the back seat.  My husband’s hand stretches towards the car AC controls.  I am gently pushing it back towards the steering wheel.  “Cold!” – the voice becomes nastier.  This time around daddy manages to turn down the AC dial.  I swiftly dial it back.  An evil mom freezing [...]

Teach your child not to interrupt in one simple step

Mom, mom, mom… How many times did you child try to ask you something when you were talking to someone? I bet, many! How to teach children to wait and not interrupt, but to show them that you know that they want to ask something? We loved the article by Kate Gribble on www.aneverydaystory.com about how to teach [...]

Cool play for a hot day! Ice cube fun activities for toddlers.

Shlep-shlep-shlep. Ahhh, I just love the sweet sound of the fast approaching bare baby feet. This wonderful sound means I’ll get to kiss the yummy little cheek in a few seconds, when my my dear Big Button joins me in the laundry room. But shlepping stops suddenly. Screeeeech. Ok, that sound I like a lot [...]