Card games are great for low cost fun and learning!
When I was very young, my Grammy taught me how to play gin rummy and a few other card games. I will always remember being amazed at how fast she could shuffle the cards!
I had graduated beyond WAR and Go Fish. Grammy was an avid gin rummy player, and she started me out on a 7-card variation (10 cards, the standard, was too many cards for me to hold in my little hand!) Continue reading “Playing Card Games”
Reading with a child is one of the most basic ways to promote literacy.
It also helps create a strong parent-child connection, can act as a transition to bed time, and can create a life-long love of books and reading.
But these days, parents not only have to choose what book to read, they also have to decide between using a print book or a digital e-book.
There was a small study done in March 2019 that compared these two methods of reading to children.
Continue reading “Print or E-Books for Reading”
What is an emotional connection? A connection with anyone that is strong and lasting. This is created and developed in many ways. Spending quality time with your child, creating positive emotional experiences, is a great Continue reading “Birthday Hikes”
Have you ever made your own butter? It is a blast to do and keeps kids active and engaged. All you need is a jar with a lid and heavy cream from the store.
Pour the cream into the jar so it’s about 2/3 full; if the jar is too full, it will be difficult to Continue reading “Make Your Own Butter”