Do your trips to the market look like this sometimes? We have to run by the market and the kids gotta come a long. I think it’s a part of life for all parents. And of course, markets know exactly where to place the kids cereals, granola bars, cookies and boxes with their favorite characters. Children food companies actually pay markets for optimal shelf placement to be at children’s heights. (They do the same for adults too – so beware of what you find on easily accessible selves).
What will your family learn while making pasta together?
We started with Aprons, flour, eggs and
a pasta machine. A simple activity
to entertain the kids on a rainy weekend.
It was so much more!
We got amazing pasta but for me as
a mom, the best part of our dinner was watching my kids work together, rely on one another and be patient.
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” — Saint Augustine
Did you know vocabulary builds skills, such as, reading and listening comprehension, writing, spelling and pronunciation?
It is the foundation to communicating and interacting with our world. The more vocabulary words children learn, as they grow, the better they will comprehend, improving their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
We collected a few fun ideas to learn and play with new words in your home:
Kids need play to grow and learn!
It is through unstructured free play that kids build confidence, learn decision making skills, build critical thinking skills, establishe social skills, explore the world and use their imaginations.
The right kinds of toys boost a child's brain power, as they construct, connect and build, encouraging creative confidence, inventive thinking, motor skills, spatial skills, cognitive development, language skills and more!
Here are our 10 Top Favorite Brain-Boosting Toys and Games for your growing child: