Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Winter Sports Safety

There is so much to be enjoyed in the outdoors during the wonter months.  Children are especially excited to spend the day playing in the snow and having fun. Here is a link to some helpful tips for you to make those activities safe for them.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January 2013 Books and Craft

January books and craft~ January usually brings lots of snow here in the northeast U.S. so here are some great books to enjoy.

Baby Snow Animals by Jane Katirgis
Who Grows up in the Snow? by Theresa Lonenecker
A snowy Day by Lola M Schaefer
Snow Globe Family by Jane O'Connor
White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt
The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
Sally's Snow Adventure by Stephen Huneck
Snow by Uri Shulevitz

"Sno" Dough Recipe Mix 2 cups of corn starch with 1/2 cup of vegetable oil with a spoon in a small bowl. After combined, work together with your fingers. It will "crunch" like real snow and have a wonderful texture that holds together and packs like real snow. It can be a bit messy since it can crumble, so make sure to work with it on a big piece of foil or paper for easy clean up. Use rolling pins and other clay tools and you can make designs in it as well. It isn't sticky and will not make hands messy so have fun playing in the "snow."