I found David Elkind’s book Miseducation at the library. I’m finding it an interesting read. While he makes some good points I find some things are sweeping generalisations not adequately back up by reasearch. Elkind talks about Superkids back in 1987 but much of what he talks about still applies to today. He is concerned with how society miseducates the… View Post
A recommendation This magazine was given to my son as a gift subscription for his 2nd birthday. He loved it and so did I. The following comment is from the December/ January 2006 edition had a story about the polar bear family with large color photographs and a few sentences that kids soon join in with. A match the animal… View Post
Looking for more interesting play-activities to do with your child who is under 5? Try the University of Oregon’s free play activities ‘Enter your child’s date of birth below to download your free age-appropriate play activity ideas targeting the five main areas of development.’ Print the PDF file of 20 or so activities and stick it on the fridge for… View Post
YMCA Healthy Kids Day a free, fun-filled day of activities designed to promote healthy kids and families in spirit, mind and body. YMCA Healthy Kids Day community-based events celebrate making fitness fun, and introduce kids to an array of YMCA programs that teach healthy behaviors and healthy ways to play — an essential lesson in learning how to take care… View Post
I recently stumbled across this great site. http://crammed-with-heaven.blogspot.com/ It has clear close up photographs of insects, berries, flowers, the heavens- and many more things. Lots of interesting poetry and quotes liberally sprinkled around and sometimes audio. There are activities to do and trivia to read. My 4 year old likes the photographs and he tries to guess what he can… View Post
I found a homemade rattle I had made for my oldest son whilst we were packing up to move.The pasta, rice and pulses looked a bit sorry for themselves now after a few years but it didn’t stop my youngest from shaking and rolling the baby bottle around. The rattle was an Avent baby bottle I had bought filled with… View Post
You are away from your child’s usual toys, games, DVD player and at your folk’s house; or maybe an Aunt. The supply of things you brought are losing their appeal. After all you can’t bring everything. So what can you find and use at their house. Here are 11 homegrown activities we’ve used in the past that worked for us.
Lisa Adams of the Daily Record features a new interesting book that looks a lot of fun. In her article SIMPLE STEPS ON HOW TO HELP CHILDREN FALL IN LOVE WITH THE IDEA OF LEARNING BEFORE THEY GO TO SCHOOL She talks to the author about his book. Bring Out The Genius In Your Child by Ken Adams is packed… View Post