Tag Archives: creative learning
homemade games and toys

Homemade Games and Play Ideas

Avoid falling into the consumer toy trap. Here are a few ideas for inexpensive and eco-friendly homemade toys, games and other creative kid stuff.

recycling, green kids

Fun Recycling Project for Green Kids

Use this recycling project to hone your child’s sewing skills and clean up their art supplies!

Tuneful Tots: The Importance of Music Education for Young Children

Music affects the growth of a child’s mind intellectually, emotionally and physically; music education in early childhood has been shown to lead to success in adult life.

Storytelling Helps Young Minds Grow

Whether you use your hands, props or just your own creativity, storytelling is a great way to bond with your kids and get their imagination going.

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Fun Green Activities & Crafts for Kids

The world will belong to our kids someday, so it’s essential that we teach them how to properly care for it. There are tons of fun, educational activities you can do with your kids to help them learn about the environment.

kids and autism

A Creative Workshop for Kids with Autism

Any form of creativity helps kids with autism express themselves and discover new forms of communication. Creating art helps bridge the complicated gaps between “normal” and “different.”

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Five Fun Science Projects for Kids

These five science experiments will get any kid excited about science.

Kids and Books

Kids and Books: A Winning Combination

Story Hour founder Annie Turri talks about the importance of introducing books and storytelling to children at an early age instead of relying on media and technology to keep them entertained.

Cooking with kids, Kidstir, green parenting

Cooking with Kids: Kidstir and What’s in the Box

Kidstir brings cooking with kids to another level.

Creative learning, fun learning, child-parent interaction

Creative Learning: Fun Drawing with Counting

This interactive game is fun and educational for both parent and child and it even encourages kids to have a fruit snack after.

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Creative Learning: Make Your Own Pizza!

We let kids create their own mini-pizzas from a choice of healthy toppings, bake their creations and–of course–eat them.

kids and books

Book ‘Em: Encouraging Your Child to Read

Why kids need to read and how to get them started early.

cooking with kids, Banana oat muffins

Cooking with Kids: Sugarless Banana Bread Muffins

We’re making healthy sugarless banana bread muffins with two three-year old helpers, Luca and Egidio.

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Cooking with Kids: Honey Cookies Part 2

In the first part of this episode we made the honey dough and in the second part we are cutting the cookies with plastic–to keep it safe–cookie cutters, then baking them and, finally, testing them.

children's books

Book Review and Giveaway: Danza’s Message

Danza and her friends are silly and sweet. Playing before the mirror, they are reminded of just how special they are. Parents and children alike can relate to this valuable book about self-esteem and love of self.