Saturday, April 11, 2015
Get moving: Make fitness a family priority
Children are healthier and better able to learn if they get regular exercise. Try bikes, inline skates and jump ropes to get your family moving. Or squeeze in a few hours in a park for hiking or playing ball. And if a family walk sounds boring to your child, give it a theme. Ask who can collect the most discarded soda cans or different kinds of leaves.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
A ‘clue hunt’ delivers a real treasure—reading
Your child will have fun reading when you send her on a “clue hunt.” Each clue should lead to the whereabouts of the next clue. Add to the fun by making your clues rhyme. For example, “On top of the box where we see a show, you will find a clue I know!” After five or six clues, your child finds a surprise. This can be a new book or some special school supplies.