Don’t be sad if it is raining outside; remember that rain is going to give us May flowers. I’m convinced that if it is good for the flowers and the soil it is also good for us. Recently, a magazine interviewed me about how children deal with being outside in all kinds of weather. The question reminded me that I have yet to meet a child who didn’t love puddles. I think children learn from us adults that rainy days and mud are “yucky”. Do you remember your best childhood memory? Maybe it was set in the middle of a big muddy puddle. My favorite memory was making channels and little streams out of puddles.
Like lots of baby/child gear purchases, buying a bike trailer really requires some careful thought about how you plan to use the equipment. When reading customer reviews online I often feel that much of the criticism comes from buyers who didn't really look at the features of the product they were purchasing in relation to their lifestyle/ trunk size/ upper body strength. Indeed I╒ve made the mistake myself and it seems to me that you will kick yourself in ass long and hard over an ill-considered child-related purchase.Add a comment
We are challenging organizers of outdoor playgroups to write a post about being outside on a rainy day. We love to know about your ideas for activities to do with kids on rainy days. The length of the post should be around 300-400 words. Exciting photos with kids playing in the rain makes a perfect blog. The best blog will be the lucky winner of a PVC free pair of splash pants(Price $ $49.95) from Puddlegear. The perfect wear for rainy days.Add a comment
By Carol Torgan, Ph.D
Seven hours and 38 minutes. It’s how much time you may spend sleeping each night or working each day. It’s also how much time kids ages 8-18 spend on average each day consuming media, such as watching TV, listening to music, and using a computer, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study.
The study, Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds, reveals astounding numbers that surprised the researchers and created their own media mayhem. Some of the mind-boggling numbers include:Add a comment
By Susana Molinolo
In 2007 we found ourselves at that stage in parenthood, when our children were too heavy to be worn in slings, and yet too young to be bike commuters. I didn’t want a car, nor did I want to solely rely on public transit. Our number one question boiled down to: how to get the kids from point A to point B summer, spring, fall and yes, even in the dead of our Canadian winters? We brainstormed and the only solution was a human powered ‘stroller/bike trailer/grocery cart.
On Monday, March 22 the Etobicoke Playgroup met at Lorahill Park for some fun in the rain. I was impressed with all the moms who came out despite the fact that it was raining.