Play Ideas

5 tips for easy gardening with kids

When my oldest one was born, my little niece and nephew were truly surprised by a sudden biology discovery, when it was time for me to nurse the baby. They knew all right that little babies need milk to grow, but my sisters question, where that milk comes from, resulted in their most unexpected answers: [...]

Excellent play tools for school age kids’ small motor development

New baby on a block became an inspiration to a real explosion of small motor development activity in my home: crocheting, macrame bracelet weaving, etc. I was thrilled to use the new baby as an excuse to get some fun of my own by making him a cute bunny hat; my kids loved to jump [...]

Kids Favorite Garden Tools

I hope things are warm, sunny and cheerful in your part of the world. In ours, the yard is still covered in snow. Yet we can already feel the breath of spring in the air, hear it in the happy clickety-clack droplets rushing down the icicles on the roof, see it in the sky of [...]

Thinking outside of the box. Fine motor activities for toddlers.

Honestly, this is the easiest sensory activity to set up for a toddler. And, surprisingly, absolutely fascinating one for him!  As a mom, I find it fascinating too: small motor coordination development, sorting, bigger-smaller concepts, colors and shapes are all the benefits packed inside each little box… Supplies: boxes. Boxes of every possible shape, shape, [...]

Hot toys for warmer days. Top 10 new outdoor toys

We are so ready for spring this year! Fresh air, sunlight, sand, water, sport games, playground time, fun with friends – these are precious gifts of the warm weather for our kids. And it’s getting closer and closer! What’s hot in the world of the outdoor play? We recently added some awesome outdoor playthings to [...]

Educational ride on the Magic School Bus. Kids science theme party.

Once all the preparations for this fantastic party were over (see The Magic School Bus theme birthday party. Preparation), we were ready to get the wheels rolling with all the fun and educational activities that we planed for the party. This party was one of the most successful and impact out of all the ones [...]