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Enchanting PlaySilks: Product Review for Sarah’s Silks

One of my favorite memories playing as a child was with a drawer filled with silk scarves that my mom had.  I loved the colors, the patterns, how they felt in my hands, the almost weightless quality.  And they could be
PlayDrMom's ABCs of Summer

The ABCs of SUMMER … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

It’s SUMMER.  I’m really looking forward to all the fun my kids and I will have this season.  I rounded up the ABCs of Summer … for a ton of fun from A to Z! A – Visit an Aquatic Center
The Three Little Kittens LOST their alphabet mittens … playful learning activities from PlayDrMom

The Three Little Kittens LOST their ALPHABET MITTENS: Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring Paul Galdone

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring books by Paul Galdone.  He is known for creatively illustrating many classic children’s tales and rhymes such as The Three Bill Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk,
More Candy Experiments! a sneak peek at Loralee Leavitt's book

MORE Candy Experiments

Back a couple years ago the kids and I did some super fun candy experiments.  I had seen them on a website and we just had to try them out!  Apparently a lot of other people wanted to try them out
if you give a pig a party ... family fun from PlayDrMom

If You Give a Pig a Party … Family Fun Night

This month for the Virtual Book Club for Kids we are featuring Laura Numeroff, author behind the series “If you give a …” series, plus many more fun titles.  Our family’s favorite book by her is “If You Give a Pig
play differences - adjusted vs maladjusted children

Play of Adjusted and Maladjusted Children

As I was reviewing the required text, Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship (3rd Ed)“, by Garry Landreth, for the Psychotherapy with Children course I am teaching this trimester, I was reminded of the basic differences between the play of adjusted
PlayDrMom highlights the Importance and Power of Play -  quote from froebel

What is PLAY? The Importance and Power of Play

If you enjoyed these photos, PLEASE check out my video with more photos and quotes on the Importance and Power of Play! And here are some wonderful resources on the Importance and Power of Play … podcast on Raising Playful Tots on
Chazan's Principles of play

Principles of Play: from Chazan

This image summarizes 2 pages of Chazan’s book on play therapy where she outlines the principles of play.  I wanted to share it with you because it encompasses many reasons why play is SO important for children. In case you’d like
Therapeutic Characteristics of Play

What makes PLAY therapeutic?

Play therapy?  Many people ask how can “just” playing help?  What makes PLAY therapeutic? Well, over the next few days I will post on different dimensions of what exactly play is, why it’s important, and how it is used therapeutically by
PlayDrMom rounds up over 124 Ideas for Fairy Fun

A Round-up of Fairy Fun: Celebrating the International Fairy Tea Party

It all started with a shoe … this shoe … and Suzanne Axelsson (from Interaction Imagination) had an idea of INTERNATIONAL proportion.  The idea was that children of all ages from all over the world join together on the Autumnal Equinox
Part of PlayDrMom's Round-Up of Fairy Fun: sensory play

Fairy Sensory Play: 14 Fun Ideas

The International Fairy Tea Party is tomorrow!  So I’ve been busy rounding up lots of different fairy related posts.  This post highlights 14 fun ideas for Fairy Sensory Play … 1.  Fairy Soup from Happy Hooligans 2.  Pretend Fairy Cookies from The Pleasantest Thing 3.
PlayDrMom's fairy round-up

Make Your Own Fabulous Fairy!: Round-Up of 20+ Ideas

The International Fairy Tea Party is tomorrow  So I’ve been busy rounding up lots of different fairy related posts.  This post highlights links to over 20 ways to make your own fabulous fairy … 1.  Make a Fairy from Nurture Store 2.