Thursday, August 23, 2012

Time For Breakfast

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day since it fuels your empty body with the necessary energy to get it all going. For kids headed off to a long day at daycare or school, breakfast can mean the difference between learning or inattention. As important as it is, there is little time in the morning for cooking. We often turn to a quick bowl of cereal so here's some criteria for picking out a healthy one. Copy down the numbers and take it with you the next time you shop and see what you can find.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August 2012 Art Activity

I am having fun reading The Happy Hippopotami by Bill Martin Jr. to my grandkids this week. Can you imagine hippos on the beach?

Texture Rubbings

The kids can make a wonderful picture out of texture rubbings. Use lightweight paper, such as copy paper. Cut a standard 8 1/2 x 11 sheet into fourths. Using crayons, lay the paper on any object with an interesting texture and rub away! You can use shades within a color family or choose lots of different colors. Layer each one with a piece of card stock. When you get a few finished, arrange them to make a large picture or wall hanging. Use objects from nature like tree bark, leaves or sea shells. Use kitchen tools such as strainers or slotted spoons. Don't forget to use chairs backs or plates with raised decorations. You will find textures everywhere. Have fun!

Monday, August 6, 2012

All About Insect Bites and Stings

Is summer driving you buggy? All joking aside, insects can cause you and the kids in your life lots of problems. Here is a informative article that gives you the facts about bites, stings, allergic reactions and repellents.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Do you use timeout as a displine tool? Lots of adults do. Here are some things to consider to use it effectively.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Have a Sweet But Healthy Breakfast

Does that sound impossible? I thought so too, but here are some great recipes for guilt free breakfasts for kids that have a real sweet tooth!

Is It Bad Behavior or Hyperactivity?

As a teacher, I was asked that question often by parents. This helpful article helps you identify the difference.