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.”
#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.
#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!
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.
#45 — Talking About Friendship
Helping children learn how to develop friendships is something we wanted to do. Our goal was to present ideas about friendship to kids, through the silly antics of these two pelicans, and their conversation with each other.
#44– I’m Bored, What Should I Do?
It’s Spring Break. You and your family might be taking a trip. But if you’re not, your children might be saying, “I’m bored. What Should I do?” The phrase “I’m bored” is one of my least favorite things to hear from kids.
#40–Nelly has a story.
Nelly has a story to tell, but she doesn’t yet have a book! Who knew that each of the ten pelicans in the Counting Book would have their own story?
#35 — Help Your Child Make The Connections
Choose to do things that will help your young children develop important connections that will give them a strong foundation for the next 70 or 80 years of their lives.
#33 — We’re Going To Build A Sandcastle!
It’s a blue-sky, sunny day and we are going to the beach. When we get there, we are going to build a sandcastle! It’s going to be fun!