As the weather gets nicer, we are spending more time outside. We found a fun posting on a website called Listotic (listed and loved) called 32 of the Best DIY Backyard Games. Check out Listolic to see some great ideas for homemade games and activities of kids of all ages or follow Lilly on Pinterest.
PHOENIX, AZ – MARCH 27, 2014
For parents here in Arizona and for parents everywhere, the most difficult aspect of choosing toys for our children is the on-the-fly (in store) safety assessments we’re required to engage in. To lend parents a helping hand in that area, Scottsdale Early Learning Center Executive Director Jennifer Werner recently weighed in on the subject and offered an easy to remember set rules, designed to make safe toy selection just a bit easier for the parents of preschool age children.
“Despite ongoing efforts from larger toy manufacturers and from the federal government to a better job of ensuring that the toys on market are safe for our children, a variety of hazardous features continue to slip through the cracks and onto shelves,” Werner said. “That means, it’s up to parents to evaluate each toy for safety before buying it. That’s why I decided to jot down the following guidelines for choosing safe toys.”
PHOENIX, AZ – March 27, 2014 – Scottsdale Early Learning Center Executive Director Jennifer Werner tackled a subject bedeviling the parents of many of Arizona’s preschool aged Children in a recent set of guideless … Namely, how to handle a picky eater. As every parent knows, even as toddlers, children often start to refuse certain foods or go on binges where they’ll only eat certain foods. Even though an onset of “picky” eating behavior inevitability presents itself as a problem for parents, it’s important to remember that feeding independence is actually an important step toward independence generally.
“Your child’s diet might not be as well rounded as you’d like, but as long as he or she is growing normally and maintaining a good energy level, you probably don’t have anything at all to worry about. Remember, early childhood isn’t a time in our lives when we actually need a lot of calories,” said Werner.