Water Fun

SPLASH! These hot days make me think about the pool… the ocean… even a jumping puddle would be nice! Sheila Milnes from Pennsylvania State University is a huge proponent of water play for children. She explains that water play can … READ MORE

The Adventurous Child Digs In

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder … he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in. … READ MORE

Gardening Tips for Children

“The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil” – Rachel Carson These summer days, full of ripened fruits and vegetables in the farmers’ markets and grocery stores, have us thinking about planting our own garden. This … READ MORE

Gardening: Green, Fun, and Educational!

Home gardens are making a comeback in the United States. Everyone from the First Lady to moms, dads, and teachers on the home front are planting flowers, vegetables, and herbs. There are a lot of reasons for this. Partly, it’s … READ MORE

Music: Xylophone! (Part 4 of 4)

Recently, one of my co-workers was reminiscing about her musical toys as a child. She had a small xylophone about 12” long. It was the perfect size for her to play with by herself, but imagine if she’d wanted to … READ MORE