Still looking for a holiday gift for the kids on your list? How about a gift that will keep delighting your child month after month?
This is the perfect year to think outside the box when it comes to holiday gifts. Rather than a mountain of presents that will all too quickly become outdated or broken, give the gift of a special experience. The Gift of Experiences can give your family something to look forward to and enjoy together and share in special memories that last much longer than the holiday season. Here are some ideas to get you started!
Playtime is an essential mark of childhood - wide open days with nothing to do but build forts, ride bikes, play tea party, and tromp through the outdoors alongside neighborhood buddies. Children of all ages grow and learn life skills such as problem solving, flexible thinking, and creative initiation when they are given time to freely choose activities and experiment with open-ended play.
As the school year approaches and lesson plans are being written, we are inspired by Sarah Fordyce, a science teacher in Los Angeles who wants students to belong, interact, and grow in her classroom. She writes about teaching science and the magic of teaching middle school on her blog www.happyteacherheart.com.
As June comes to a close, are your summer days starting to drag, or are you seizing every opportunity for summer fun? While summer can be busy with family vacations and camps, there also tends to be a lot more down time at home than during the school year which can sometimes result in complaints of boredom and overuse of screen time. What better way to avoid this than a family summer bucket list?