Colder Weather? No Problem!

10 Indoor Activities to Encourage Active Play

Colder weather causes many of us to spend more time indoors, which in turn dwindles our ambitions to stay active. With less time outdoors to release energy, having rambunctious toddlers or preschoolers in the house can be exhausting. You might be tempted to turn on the TV or hand them your tablet so they keep entertained more quietly. However, young children need lots of active play which promotes physical development and fosters their imaginations. What can the children do indoors to stay active? We compiled a list of activities that will keep your little ones busy instead of sitting in front of a screen.

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Father’s Day Fun

by Judy Mullican

fathers day-kissHappy Father’s Day! Let’s give a cheer for all the fantastic fathers who make a difference in children’s lives! Research has shown time after time that children benefit from having loving fathers who are involved in their lives. You can read more about that here.

If you work in child care, you are probably planning some activities related to Father’s Day. Here are some different ways to celebrate Father’s Day or honor fathers at any time. You can adapt them as needed so they work well with your children.

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