It was great to see so many fans and families at WKAR PBS Kids Day this past Sunday when Daniel Tiger, Martha the Dog and Curious George visited the Capital Area District Library for a free day of activities.
This is another in a series of articles for families from Michigan State University Extension.
Would you like to engage your child in a type of play that supports a broad range of physical development skills, language skills and social skills? Try giving her a chance for rough play.
Sometimes called rough-and-tumble play or horseplay, rough play used to be looked down on as the “bad boy” of play for young children. But, researchers are finding that this type of very physical interaction between children can be very beneficial as well as enjoyable.
This is the first in a series of articles on kitchen activities for kids.
The easiest way to introduce science concepts to children is to answer their questions with “let’s find out” instead of giving them the information they are seeking. Children are naturally curious, with lots of questions about what is happening in the world around them.
Most home kitchens hold the tools to dozens of fun experiments to expand the imagination of the children in your life. Here are three fun experiments to try at home!
It’s summer – and the children are home from school. After even a few days of “freedom,” moms and dads everywhere start hearing the familiar, high-pitched whine of summer. No, it’s not the 17-year cicadas. It’s our children declaiming loudly “I don’t have anything to do!”
But doesn’t it seem like your child has every toy under the sun? Why not play with those?
There are reasons that may explain why children don’t play with the toys that are available.
During times of grief and loss it is hard to understand what feelings and thoughts children may experience. If the loss is significant it may be hard for adults to focus specifically on children because they are trying to cope with their own emotions.
Adults “match and sort” every time we do laundry. Children start learning this process during infancy, when they begin to notice which sounds they make bring an adult running to them (sounds that aren’t so effective).
“It All Adds Up,” is an effort to help WKAR-area families build kids’ math skills. Through this effort, WKAR aims to boost math learning at home – and everywhere – by providing PBS KIDS resources for parents.
“It All Adds Up” is an awareness effort designed to expand the impact of Ready To Learn, a cooperative initiative between CPB and PBS, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement, to support the development of early math and literacy skills in children ages 2-8 from low-income families.
Early childhood specialists suggest that a building a healthy relationship with your child can help your child grow in all areas of development. This is part of a series of article from MSU Extension staff Kittie Butcher and Janet Pletcher.
This is the first in a series of articles for WKAR parents on early childhood development, by Kittie Butcher and Janet Pletcher, MSU Extension.
We can’t tell you how many times we were told, as children “What a mess you’re making! Stop fooling around with that and clean up this mess.” Our parents must have been neat-niks or something, because they were always putting a stop to our investigations.
I have two kids – they’re 8 and 11, and like every kid, they want to watch TV. You’d think, given that both my husband and I have spent our careers in television, that this would be fine with us, but that’s not always the case.