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.
#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.
#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.
#46–Watching for Birds
When I’m at home, and wherever I go I watch for birds. I love to see them, learn about them, and write about them.
#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.
#29 — 5 Ways To Enjoy Your Life More
“This is your life. This place. This minute. Find the joy in it,” says this70-year-old retired teacher and children’s book author.