Playful Parenting

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Parents, grandparents, aunts, & uncles - follow this board for positive parenting tips and advice, plus ideas on fun activities for kids. "Follow the giggles," says Lawrence J. Cohen, author of Playful Parenting. "When we get disconnected from children - and we do, again and again - play is our best bridge back to deep connection with them." {My promise to you: I always pin ORIGINAL sources. Photographers have a special talent, so let's honor that and give them credit where credit is due.}

Kelly {Happy You, Happy Family}
Are you busy cluster feeding a newborn? This will help you know what to do so you're not up all night feeding a baby every hour. Cluster feeding is not something you end up doing, but rather something you do on purpose to help your little one sleep longer stretches. Cluster feeding happens in the late afternoon to early evening and is a habit nursing moms need to try to make those evening hours smoother and prevent witching hours.  #baby #infant #sleep #nursing #momlife #family #mother

Cluster Feeding: Do's + Dont's (& How To Not Do It All Night Long)

Are you busy cluster feeding a newborn? This will help you know what to do so you're not up all night feeding a baby every hour.

Kids love nothing more than playing games and hunting around for hidden objects but we don’t have to limit it to Easter, Christmas, and birthdays! Scavenger hunts are fun any time of the year. In this activity, I have created a hunt list and some fun things to search for while looking around the yard.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Kids love nothing more than playing games and hunting around for hidden objects but we don’t have to limit it to Easter, Christmas, and birthdays! Scavenger hunts are fun any time of the year. In this activity, I have created a hunt list and some fun things to search for while looking around the yard.

Here are some family christmas traditions that your children will think are magical and will remember long until they pass them on to their kids!

Here are some family christmas traditions that your children will think are magical and will remember long until they pass them on to their kids!

How to play the traditional board game queah, an abstract strategy game similar to draughts from Liberia. Easy to learn and fun to play.

How to Play Queah: An Abstract Strategy Game from Liberia

How to play the traditional board game queah, an abstract strategy game similar to draughts from Liberia. Easy to learn and fun to play.

Fun family card game for family game night! Marshmallow Test is a family-friendly, delayed gratification, trick-taking card game complete with squishy marshmallow tokens!

Review of Marshmallow Test Card Game by Gamewright

Marshmallow Test is a family-friendly, delayed gratification, trick-taking card game complete with squishy marshmallow tokens!

7 Secret Spy Codes and Ciphers for Kids with FREE Printable List

7 Secret Spy Codes and Ciphers for Kids with FREE Printable List

Morse code, pigpen, phonetic alphabet, tap code, substitution ciphers, letters for numbers, American sign language: fun secret spy codes & ciphers for kids

Mint scented play dough recipe for kids to enjoy playing with.

How to make mint scented play dough - Laughing Kids Learn

Instructions on how to make mint scented play dough. Great for developing senses through play. Playdough is fun for open-ended play with kids.

Wondering which chores your child could be doing now based on their age and ability? This list includes many ideas for chores your kids can do now. A free printable of the list is included in the post. #kidschores #choresforkids #freeprintable

Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids – Lists by Developmental Stage

Discover which chores for kids are age-appropriate for your child. Advice is also included on how to do chores at each stage of your child's development.

Positive affirmations for kids are one of the best ways to promote good behavior and positive thinking for kids. Parents will learn why affirmations will boost your child's confidence, self-esteem and lower anxiety and stress in childhood. #kids #affirmations #behavior #parenting #tips

How parents can improve child behavior with positive affirmations for kids.

Positive affirmations for kids are one of the best ways to promote good behavior and positive thinking for kids. Parents will learn why affirmations will boost your child's confidence, self-esteem and lower anxiety and stress in childhood. #kids #affirmations #behavior #parenting #tips

Make Lego rainbows anytime! Cool Lego rainbow challenge for Spring or St Patrick's Day! A Lego rainbow challenge is a great early learning activity too.

LEGO Rainbow Challenge for Kids

Make Lego rainbows anytime! Cool Lego rainbow challenge for Spring or St Patrick's Day! A Lego rainbow challenge is a great early learning activity too.

These are excellent questions to ask kids to help them open up, learn more about each other, and really build the parent child relationship.

Relationship Building Questions To Ask Kids (With Printable!)

These are excellent questions to ask kids to help them open up, learn more about each other, and really build the parent child relationship.

Learning, Play, STEM Activities, and Things to Do!

LEGO Wall Building Ideas and Printable Building Cards - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Learning, Play, STEM Activities, and Things to Do!

Kids draw and paint a funky cityscape inspired by American artist, James Rizzi.

James Rizzi Art Lessons | Deep Space Sparkle

Create James Rizzi art with your students using watercolors and oil pastel. Teach detail and expression to your children's work of art with watercolor faces