Call Out for Young Story Tellers !

Call Out for Young Story Tellers !

Apr 12, 2016

When young children begin to make a familiar story come alive, something magical happens.  How does your child change when they “fill in the voice” for the squeaky 3 little pigs, or the deep HUFF and PUFF of the big bad wolf ?   Do you ever pretend to be the TROLL under the bridge at the playground, as you child trip traps back and forth pretending...

Best Elements in Music education for 5 – 6 year olds

Best Elements in Music education for 5 – 6 year olds

Aug 18, 2015

While there is a lot of information about the benefits of music education, sometimes it is harder to find what parents should be seeking for their young child’s music development.  Opinions vary greatly according to the source, and often parents have misconceptions about musical development.  For example, parents may not consider the child’s musical...

Listen, I’ve Got a Story to Tell You

Listen, I’ve Got a Story to Tell You

Mar 26, 2014

Stories capture and engage children, exploring familiar and unseen places, connecting with unique characters, following the sequence of how the story lines unfolds, wondering how the conflict will resolve, and the joy of arriving at just the right ending.  The story may initially be presented in a book, or it may be a family story heard by a grandparent, or it...

Enjoy Bell Horses and Sleigh Rides Indoors with Children

Enjoy Bell Horses and Sleigh Rides Indoors with Children

Dec 15, 2013

Giddy up, Jingle Horse !!!   Let’s GO Daddy !!!  (Jingle, Jingle, Jingle)   Whoa!!!  Watch out, sleigh rides can be bumpy!   Mommy, HELP.  Daddy’s getting carried away !  (Giggle, Giggle, Giggle) While singing or listening to some classic fun songs about jingle bell horses and their fun sleigh rides, explore some fun easy ways to make this...

Thanksgivukkah Blend for Families

Thanksgivukkah Blend for Families

Nov 28, 2013

Thanksgivukkah – a Once in a Lifetime Event For Families  Both holidays are especially meaningful: Hanukkah is a celebration of fortitude and survival, while Thanksgiving is an expression of our gratefulness.  It is a fun opportunity to blend these celebrations.  Yet it takes a bit of creativity to bring the essence of these holidays alive for young...

Enjoy Winter Holiday Events around Polk Co FL – 2013

Enjoy Winter Holiday Events around Polk Co FL – 2013

Nov 26, 2013

Lakeland, Winter Haven, and all of Polk County is offering an amazing array of family events for the Holidays, as well as a few unique events close by, but it is difficult to find all the information in one place.   And inquiring minds want to know!   So I have taken the time to find the events (with links) that are most appropriate for families with young...