A purple ball - a purple balloon - a purple handprint - what else will the kids spot in this flashcard video featuring the Color Purple?
NB: Please do not allow your children to browse video sharing sites unsupervised.
More Activity Village Videos
Thursday, March 27, 2008
We all know that "helicopter parenting," the practice of hovering over children and swooping in at any sign of challenge, discomfort, or impending failure, needs to become a thing of the past. Parents who allow their children to make mistakes and learn from them are giving their children a major advantage in life.
It's developmentally appropriate for children to become more and more independent, self reliant and responsible as they age. It can be challenging for parents to know when to step back and let their children try something on their own. After all, from the time their children were babies, parents have spent years meeting many to all of their child's needs.
No More Helicopter Parenting! 7 Tips to Teach Your Children Self Reliance.
Labels: Parenting Articles
Recycling is a small way you can help the environment and is being offered in more cities and towns across the county. Unfortunately, just the thought of recycling can add to the sense of overwhelm and prevent you from making it part of your daily life. Following the 8 steps, one by one, can guide you to make this simple impact into an effortless routine.
Create A Home Recycling Center
And while you are thinking about recycling, don't forget to check out our section on
Recycling for Kids!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This pretty origami dove is easy to fold, although it does require scissors and a few simple cuts. It makes a pretty decoration for mantelpiece and table, a lovely mobile, or even a Christmas tree decoration.
NB: Please do not let your children browse video sharing sites unsupervised.
More Origami for Kids
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Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I have just been alerted to the fact that some of our St Patrick's Day colouring pages were not printing properly. Many apologies to any of you who were frustrated by this, and I hope I have now fixed the problem. If you have been disappointed over the last few days please go back and try again!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
We hope you enjoy these gorgeous new Lacing Cards with your kids. Easy to print and laminate so that they can be used over and over again, Lacing Cards are great for improving hand-eye coordination, developing fine motor skills and concentration. And they are just plain fun! Keep a stock of them ready in a large ziploc envelope for odd moments, car journeys or waiting rooms!
Friday, March 07, 2008
Today we have added more worksheets to our Educational pages, for your pre-schoolers getting ready to start writing numbers and letters. You'll find all sorts of handwriting readiness worksheets, to print and use as they are or to laminate for repeat use. A fun way to work on pencil control!
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Cutting is not only an interesting and fun activity for young children, but it is a useful way of helping your child to master the small muscles controlling the hand, fingers, and thumb. Today we have added a range of cutting skills printables to Activity Village. Start with thick straight lines, then progress through dotted lines and simple shapes to some very tricky cutting activities such as fringes and spirals! We'll be adding some craft ideas soon, too.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
We've added even more St Patrick's Day crafts to the site today, so head on over and make sure you have everything you need to get really crafty with your kids!
Pot Of Gold Collage
St Patrick's Day Wreath
Rainbow Window Decoration
Even more St Patrick's Day crafts
Monday, March 03, 2008
This is the first in our new series of videos called "A Child's World". Featuring favourite childhood themes they are fun for younger children to watch and great for slightly older kids to practise their new reading skills. This first video, "Active Kids", shows some busy children doing things they love to do...