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
Have you heard of the 3 B’s? Bath, book, and bed. It’s a simple routine that’s great to use each night. Kids thrive off consistency and having routines is important. A bedtime routine is especially helpful because it gives your child cues that it is almost time for them to go to bed. But what other activities can you do?
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
Playing with putty is a great way for children to develop hand and finger strength along with fine motor skills. There are tons of brands and varieties of “silly putty” and “play doh” you can buy in stores, but making your own from ingredients in your kitchen is much more fun and a great sensory experience for your child.
Have fun making this heart shaped decoration with your child as a Valentine’s Day activity.
Threading beads and twisting pipe cleaners are great activities for learning fine motor skills that are used daily to write, draw, use small utensils, and operate computers and other digital tools. Continue reading Valentine’s Day Craft for Fine Motor Development
Did you know crinkling small pieces of tissue paper is an excellent finger exercise to build fine motor skills in children? Continue reading Using Fine Motor Skills to Make a Valentine’s Day Wreath