27. Singing with kids for joy-filled days

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singing with kids

30 DAYS of AWESOME PARENTING  (read about the adventure here) Photo source Tip 27: Singing with kids for joy-filled days I’ve been singing with kids since I was 18 years old but about 15 years ago, I began singing in a different way. I learned to sing as a way of life, rather than as a time filler in my busy…

Winter songs: My Lantern, My Lantern

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winter songs

Winter songs: My Lantern, My Lantern (author unknown)   I love winter songs, especially sweet simple winter songs that can be sung in a round with small children during Lantern walks or candlelit spiral celebrations.  This song is one that we sang at my son’s Winter kindergarten festival.  How lovely it was to sing this lovely melody over and over…

Outdoor Playground Ideas: music, worm farms, mudpits, and chalk drawing walls

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Wow! Can you imagine an outdoor playground with all these things? *a music tree *a teepee     a worm farm (oh, those juicy worms!) a veggie bed a mud pit a bike and car track paint and chalk walls a bamboo screen cubby moveable features and differing terrain. Future planning includes: tube telephones a moveable series of connecting pipes…

How to make perfect bread dough, and a bread baking song

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Yippee! Finally, a recipe that works every time to make the most delicious bread rolls! Just mix it all together, then knead it and let it rise for 30 minutes in a warm spot in the kitchen. Knead it for a second time after the rise. Ingredients: 500 gram best quality flour you can find (I use Kialla wholemeal stoneground…

Unique circle games and party games for toddlers and preschoolers

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Here are some games you might like to try! (Also, great for use in family day care, childcare, preschool and the early classroom years at school) Why not use a game to make your way from dinner to the bath, or lunch to rest? The fun of the game, especially when played at the same time each day for a…