Hand and finger strength are important for most activities in daily life like writing, holding objects, using devices, eating with utensils and any other motor task that requires using your hands. Even simple play with putty can help develop fine motor skills. You can find putty at the store or make your own with the kids using our DIY putty recipe. Continue reading Using Putty to Exercise Hands and Fingers
Grandma and Grandpa, Memaw and Pawpaw, Nana and Poppy… No matter what the nickname is in your family, many grandparents play an important role in their grandchildren’s lives. Although we feel you should always celebrate grandparents, Grandparents’ Day is officially recognized the Sunday after Labor Day in the U.S. Try these ideas to make Grandparent’s Day extra special this year! Continue reading Ideas to Make Grandparents Day Extra Special
We absolutely love summer here at Pathways.org because it means we can finally get outside to play! It’s warmer outside, the days are longer, the sky shines brighter…who couldn’t love this? Summer mixes the perfect ingredients together for a great trip to the playground! Continue reading Playgrounds: Much More than Jungle Gyms
Chores. Kids don’t like them, and parents use them to get some extra help around the house. But don’t worry parents; you’re actually helping with your child’s development.
The sun is shining bright, flowers are blooming, and summer is right around the corner. Make the most of Earth Day this year by teaching your child how important nature is through fun and engaging outdoor Earth Day activities.
Use the activities listed below to not only make Earth Day fun, but also to promote your child’s development. Continue reading Earth Day Activities
Day 7: A Season for Service
This week’s idea for encouraging thankfulness in children can apply to adults too. Roll up your sleeves and try it out!
Day 6: Kids in the Kitchen
What’s one idea that can help children appreciate their food more? How do you make it more likely that children will eat the food on their plates and think about what they’re eating?”
Continue reading 7 Ideas to Encourage Children to Be Thankful: Kids in the Kitchen
Day 5: Thinking about Values
Our next tip for creating an attitude of gratitude in your child involves being thoughtful with money. Inviting children to learn about money can be a good idea for teaching practical math skills and complex concepts like buying, selling, and earning.
Day 4: New Old Toys
Has your child grown tired of some of their toys?
Wondering how to make old toys seem interesting again? Continue reading 7 Ideas to Encourage Children to Be Thankful: Making Old Toys New
This week, we are continuing our series on 7 Ideas to Encourage Children to Be Thankful. Check back with us every week through December to see a new suggestion.
Day 2: Increasing Responsibility Continue reading 7 Ideas to Encourage Children to Be Thankful: Increasing Responsibility