You’ve Got Mail

Last week we discussed the value and benefits of dramatic play in a child’s life.   I would like to share a spontaneous dramatic play adventure that I experienced  recently with my grandson.  This scenario is shared with you to illustrate just how easy, fast and wonderful dramatic play can be.   We arrived home and entered […]

Let’s Pretend

Pretending, imaginative or role playing is a vital component of children’s play.   I remember when my children were young, my husband traveled extensively.  The boys spent hours setting up “airports” with cardboard conveyor belts to push their suitcases on and chairs set up for seats in an airplane. They issued tickets with old boarding passes and labeled luggage […]

Junk Mail Mania and Envelope Excitement!

If your household is like ours, we get lots of junk mail.  Before you throw the undesired mail away, why not stop to play?  Below are several ways to extend the life of unwanted mail and give it a purpose before meeting the land fill.   1.  Kids love to lick envelopes!  Save all the […]