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Let’s Play!

Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

When is the last time you actually played?  I’m talking with wild abandon here.  Like a child.  Not worrying about the cares of the world, just having fun.

This month let’s play.  Let’s pump our legs on a swing to see how high we can go.  Let’s color outside the lines.  Let’s just have fun.

If you have trouble letting go of adults rules, shoulds, shouldn’ts and have to’s  our daily posts will help you with that.  There might be games, songs, arts and crafts, even a few surprises.

So join us every day this month and let’s play!

—The Robbins

 

Activities to Teach Children to Care for the Earth

It is important that we teach our children that it is our responsibility to care for the earth.  I don’t think you can start too young with this.  Keep it positive, and show not only by words but by example ways that we can help the planet.  This is not something we can leave to the schools, we must teach these things at home.  The following are links to activities that you may find helpful.

http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/earth/index.html

http://tinkerlab.com/fifty-earth-day-activities/

http://greenliving.about.com/od/greenprograms/tp/earth_day_kids.htm

http://www.parents.com/blogs/toddlers-kids/2015/04/16/fun/earth-day-activities-for-kids/

Thought for Today

English: Painting by children, International P...
English: Painting by children, International Peace Day 2009, Geneva. Français : Peinture par des enfants, Journée internationale de la Paix 2009, Genève. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children.  There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace.” —Kofi Annan, in “Foreword” to The State of the World’s Children 2000 [Source: http://en.wikiquote.org/]

 

Celebrating Birthdays without Food

Party Hats
Party Hats (Photo credit: Infidelic)

When most people think of birthdays they think of cake. And who doesn’t love cake? When the cake becomes a problem celebrating doesn’t have to end  These are a few of my favorite ways to celebrate without food.

* Center the celebration around an activity rather than food.  Swimming, skating or a craft party for children, a play or concert for aduls.

* Make a donation to a cause to benefit children in the amount of your age.

* Organize a card shower for the birthday girl/boy instead of a party. Who doesn’t love cards?

* If you are planning a party be sure the celebration is meaningful and fun for the person with the birthday.

* If you find yourself alone on your birthday celebrate anyway.  Invite a friend co-worker or neighbor to join you.

* Do something nice for your mother or in her memory if she has passed. After all you wouldn’t be here without her.