We all need playtime “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play also offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children.”
#55 The ocean speaks to me
The ocean speaks to me — with power, beauty, peace, fertility; and endless playful opportunity.
#54 –Put a poem in your child’s pocket
“Keep a poem in your pocket, and a picture in your head and you’ll never feel lonely at night when you’re in bed,” says Beatrice Schenk de Regniers. Why don’t you put a poem in your child’s pocket?
#53– Take The Healthy Alphabet Challenge
Will you and your family take the challenge that we introduce in Delly and the Beach Town Healthy Alphabet Challenge? Add fresh fruits and vegetables to your monthly grocery lists.
#52–Meet the Pelicans
When you want to write stories about some people’s daily lives, you’d better do some research and learn something about them. That’s what I did when I decided to write The Pelican Family Series, and I’m still researching and learning now. What would you want to know about pelicans?
#51– Singing With Your Children Helps Them Learn
Three things every parent can do with their children from birth are talking, reading, and singing. These three things are brain-boosting winners!
#50 — What should my next blog post be about?
I have been doing the Writers of Kern Dan McGuire Blog Post Challenge of writing 26 posts in 13 weeks. I have finished 19. Usually I am in the process of finishing one post and I have another rolling around in my head, ready to be worked on. That process suddenly stopped. What should my next blog post be about?
#49 — Happy Scents
Observing scents around us enhances the enjoyment and understanding of our world. When we talk to our children about what we are observing, they learn to connect what they are noticing, too. Aromas are connected to memories of our past. What are some of your Happy Scents?
#48 — Real or Make-Believe?
Fact or Fiction? Real or Make-Believe? These are questions we all ponder daily. And, now, with so much technology widely available, it is even more difficult to determine. In our books, we put Real and Make-Believe side-by-side.
We all benefit when people are recognized for doing good work and showing concern and kindness. This recognition can come in many forms — a spoken remark, an e-mail or message, or a written note, Happy Notes.