This was the greatest idea at a fair I attended, where they made a sandbox out of corn! I stole the idea and used it in my water tables for pouring, driving trucks on and just touching. My kids loved it. Just be sure to use it outside first because the corn does get dusty! You can buy corn at any local farm or animal supply store. Happy playing!
All Toys are NOT created equal! Open ended toys like manipulatives provide the greatest opportunity for learning. Manipulatives are things that can be "manipulated", like legos, blocks, magnets. One of my favorites, that my children still use after 9 years, is "Tall Stackers Pegs Building Sets". They have built so many variations of structures I couldn't possibly count!
A child's behavior is a reflection of how they feel... often how they are being treated. Children act out what they feel. A child who is being mean to another child, calling them names, alienating them from a group, or teasing them is a red flag. These are not by chance. A child will mimic behavior they are being exposed to in one way or another. It doesn't necessarily have to be a parent, it can be another child on the bus, on the playground, or even-- @motherinsight.com
Anger is a very powerful emotion. It is our souls way of telling us that something is wrong, hurting us, or needs to change... Anger is only destructive and dangerous when it is not experienced and suppressed and builds... Anger can be a transformative tool when acknowledged, accepted, and expressed in healthy ways.
Someone asked me what I wanted… I think we can all quickly answer with standard responses. But, I don’t want anything… meaning I no longer look for someone to do or give me something. Instead, I want what someone has and “wants” to share. And I want someone to want what I have to share. No one can ever live up to the fantasies in our minds because they exist in our imaginations. Expectations and demands are conditional love, which is human and fallible. People are flawed, cont. at…