Today is February 28th! Take the time to Google and discuss these historic figures in Black History with your child!
“Instead of thinking outside of the box, get rid of the box.”
In the spirit of creativity, Amazon just released new updates and parents are encouraged to take full advantage. A remake of a previously established streaming service (FreeTime Unlimited) through Amazon, now has a creative new approach. This streaming service (Amazon Kids+) now includes kid friendly audio books, videos, and apps.
Amazon proclaims that parents will achieve peace of mind, given the control settings listed within the application including age restrictions, time limits, and profile creation. Learn more Here .
Compatible devices are found in the image below:
At the height of football season, let’s look at some games to improve your child’s physical skills and overall health.
According to Care.com, soccer games for kids can help teach new skills and make young players better.
1. Musical Balls
Mini instructions include the following: Each player dribbles a ball in the grid. After 30 seconds, the coach (or a player) calls out, “Change!” Players stop their balls wherever they are, quickly find a new ball and begin dribbling inside the grid again. Multiplayer game.Learn more by clicking Here.
2. Wall Ball
Mini instructions include the following: As the name suggests, this game requires a ball and a wall. Your little one kicks the ball against the wall and traps it with one foot. Then players alternate feet, counting each trapped ball as one point. For more, click Here.
Identify a quarterback, receiver and defender. The defender begins downfield, receiver runs down the field and the quarterback must throw to the receiver such that they can reach the end zone without being tagged by the defender. Read more on Playworks.
4. Fake Out
Practice learning how to fake as players often do while running the football. In the game of Fake Out, one person attempts to run across a given space without being tagged by another person who begins on the opposite line. Then players switch places, waiting in line across the opposite side to wait for their turn to run and fake or defend and tag. Read more Here.
5. Football Art
Create a paper football and field goal with popsicle sticks. Photo credit- SheKnows.
According to Dr. Vanessa LaPointe with the Huffpost, parents are advised to do nothing when their child says the infamous words, “I’m bored.”
“Children need to sit in their own boredom for the world to become quiet enough that they can hear themselves.”-Dr. LaPointe
Another solution to curing boredom is helping your child brainstorm ideas for their next activity, rather than giving them direct answer to their situation.
Example- “Hmm, what can we play with next?”
Nested Blissfully provides tips on how to provide suggestions when those infamous words are spoken. Of those suggestions includes reducing stimulus such as screen time and noises, creating an “I’m Bored List,” and even creating and “I’m Bored Solution Jar.”
Read more: What To Do When Your Child Says I’m Bored.