Water is one of the most basic raw materials for play. It’s readily available, open-ended, and developmentally appropriate. There is no right or wrong way to engage in it. Water can spark curiosity, imagination, and experimentation.
So, when it’s 80 degrees this summer and your kids want to get out, throw on their swimsuits and SPF because we’re going for a dip.
For the last two months, we’ve all been spending a lot of time at home. Kids particularly are going to reach peak boredom once online school ends, if they haven’t already. As a parent, we sometimes feel like were grasping at straws trying to find new ways to keep our kids occupied.
Here is an opportunity to get creative, physical, and have your kid get in some extra hours outside.
Playing in dirt is not high up on the list of things you thought you’d have to do as a parent. But, here are some new ideas to get your kid outside and in the muck.
Our son LOVES being outside. He runs around in the backyard, looking for a dirt pile or a mud puddle to play with his monster trucks. Yes, he gets messy, but the benefits far outweigh the laundry pile.