Resources for Engaging Young Children
Health and Wellness
Cosmic Kids Yoga - These child-friendly yoga classes are great for the whole family! They also offer quick Zen Den videos focused on mindfulness.
Go Noodle - Another source for movement & mindfulness activities that your children may know and love.
Geocaching - Family hikes are a great way to stay active and it's important to keep up with them in a safe way. Geocaching is a fun way to spice up these walks and foster curiosity and navigation skills.
All-Sports Golf - Turn your yard into a golf course and use all the sporting equipment you can find to move from the tee to the hole. You may use each ball/frisbee/etc. once - so you might throw a football, from the spot where the football lands, hit a tennis ball with a racquet, from the spot where that ball lands, toss a frisbee….you get the idea.
This is the motto of The Pike School which means, not for oneself alone. Here are some tips from some of our favorite parenting authors.
Osmo - Combines tactile experiences and technology for hands-on play-based learning. We love the tangrams as well as the letter and number tile games. (iPad & Osmo required)
Language/Word Games - Scrabble, Boggle, Bananagrams, Zingo Bingo
Crossword puzzles, word searches, making lists, writing letters to friends and family, keeping a journal.
Create a playlist as a family on Spotify - Sing, dance, listen to music while you cook, clean, play...