Children learn through exploration and play, and they are at their best with learning when they are able to engage their senses. Sensory play helps kids practice and develop cognitive, emotional, physical, creative, and language skill sets. It also helps build connections between these different regions of the brain, resulting in stronger pathways and supporting continued brain growth.
In short, when you're a kid - PLAY is WORK. And it's important work at that.
Creating opportunities for this kind of sensory play at home is easy using items you most likely already have. Download our free PLAY IDEA printable now (click on image to save)!
Are you making your weekend grocery list? Looking for a super easy meal to wow your weekend guests, or just get from stove to table in no time. Look no further!
The star of this recipe: beets.
Before you groan and click "back", hear me out. Beets are incredible. They may not be as accessible as the carrot, exotic as the artichoke, or beautifully curvy as the eggplant, but beets have fabulous flavor and pack a nutritional punch (they are an excellent source of folate, manganese, potassium and fiber).