Notes from Story Time Category: Playing

Fun With Bubbles

Did you know that playing with bubbles isn’t just fun? It’s also educational! Watch this video to find out all the benefits of bubbles.

I Spy With My Little Eye

I Spy on the Farm by Edward GibbsLook for ways to insert play into situations, such as playing I Spy in the car or taking ideas you read about in books and acting them out. It is fun for both of you, and your child will be learning at the same time!

Dancing With Scarves

colorful scarvesThere are so many benefits to dancing to music! Children are learning body awareness, balance, and range of motion. To understand and mimic movements, children need to process visual and auditory cues. Large motor play is great for developing coordination…and it’s super fun! Scarves are a great way to make music and dancing even more fun! Use scarves or other props you have at home to make the music come alive for you and your children!

Books With Flaps Making Reading Even More Fun!

Snowflake Baby by Elise BroachPlaying is an important way for your baby to learn. The most important ingredient in play is you. Your baby loves your attention, and playing is how he/she bonds with you. Books with flaps (such as Snowflake Baby) are a good way to combine playing and reading. It makes the book into a game, and children love it!

Emotional Intelligence

Three Grumpy Trucks
Through play, kids can learn about emotional intelligence, or how to process their feelings and share them in constructive ways. Books like Three Grumpy Trucks by Todd Tarpley can start a conversation about the best way to play and express oneself.