kids Archive

PlayDrMom’s favorite children’s books about Creativity

An important aspect of therapy … be it with adults or children … is helping people think creatively.  This doesn’t mean making them do arts & crafts (although sometimes that helps), it means helping clients not getting

Sibling Rivalry: Tips, Books, & Helpful Links

Relationships between brothers and sisters are some of the most important and potentially longest lasting relationships in our lives.  As parents helping to foster these relationships is important, but despite our very best efforts, rivalry between siblings

Playing with Numbers: Having Fun with Math

When my son was just 5 he came up with this one on his own …. Cracker Math!  Using Ritz crackers and sliced turkey rolls, he created his own math equation.  The fun can really ADD up!  There

How Many Wheels? Counting/Math Activity

With the complete makeover of the blog, I’ve been also going over old post and drafts and found this one that I never published.  It’s perfect for this week’s number theme! Mrs. Walch, Henry’s kindergarten teacher, sent

All About the Alphabet: Fun with learning letters

I believe very strongly that as parents we should help make learning fun for our kids.  Finding playful ways to learn the ABCs can be a really great start.  Here’s a round up of my own alphabet

The Bicycle Book, by Gail Gibbons – Virtual Book Club for Kids

We missed out on last month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids … just got too busy (… and the kids weren’t too into the activities I could come up with!)  So, we definitely didn’t want to miss

Trouble with Transitions

For some kids getting them to switch activities or leave for another location is like trying to move a brick wall.  Maybe the child has always had difficulty with transitioning … or maybe it’s a new concern.

A Brave Party

This year my daughter, Honor, decided she wanted a Brave party.  And with the help of Discount Party Supply … I made it happen. Discount Party Supply sent us the Brave Standard Party Pack with some additional

Princess Honor’s Favorite Princess Books

My daughter LOVES princesses.  Anything and everything to do with princesses.  She is well-known (on this blog and in real life) for regularly wearing a princess dress … or at least clothes with princesses on them.  With

Make Stretch Putty … having fun with ALEX Toys

Last week I shared the fun the kids and I had Creating Tape Town from a super cool kit that ALEX Toys sent us to review.  This week I have another great kit to share “Make Stretch

Utilizing the Books of David Shannon in Play Therapy and as Parenting Resources

David Shannon is one of my favorite children’s author and illustrator.  I love is simple, child-focused pictures and story contact that is fun, yet usually has a great message for kids.  For this reason his books are

Creating Tape Town … having fun with ALEX toys

A few weeks ago I received some complimentary products from ALEX toys so that I could review them here on my blog.  WOOT!  The kids and I had a terrific time with them!  The first toy we