“Worms poop dirt, so you’re touching poop, mom.” Oh the sweet little conversations that ensue when I have my little gardening buddy helping me. So much to be taught in a garden. From basic seed planting to mulching, watering, fertilizing, and bug control measures. Our kitchen cabinet has become our garden pest control arsenal. Cinnamon and red pepper flakes to keep bugs and bunnies away.
Parents, grandparents, babysitters. The kids are bored, you’ve been chauffeuring them around from activity to activity and now they are following you around the house wondering what it is that you have planned next. You need a little break. They want to use their ipads or tablets. What’s it going to hurt right? Some screen time can be educational right?
Ah, the start of a new school year. You've spent all summer relaxing and having fun with your kids, so it's understandable that you're feeling anxious about sending them back to the classroom and you may not be the only one who's anxious. With recent violence at schools it's more than understandable for both parents and children to be anxious about returning to school. The uncertainty and all the what ifs are sure to increase the anxiety meters.
As we quickly approach the last few weeks of Summer, now is the perfect time to get outside soak in the sun and play. The warm weather also opens the door to more messy sensory play that can be done outdoors for easier clean up. Here are a few of my favorite warm weather sensory activities.