As I mentioned previously we checked an item off our summer fun checklist last week. We went to COSI, which in my mind is a science themed children's museum. It has stuff that the whole family will enjoy but it caters to kids for sure. My husband, 6 year old, and I were invited as part of a local blogger event that introduced us to the early learning program they offer there. We attended the early learning class first off and then spent the afternoon wandering around the museum. We feel … [Read more...]
Rainbow Spaghetti for Sensory Play
My husband and I took our six year old kiddo to an Early Learning class at our local Science Center this morning. It was oodles of fun for all but out of the five learning/fun stations available my son would only participate in one. It was the one that had bugs of course...cockroaches, worms, and banana slugs. Once he saw those he didn't care to play with paints, ooblek, blocks, etc. Nothing else could compete with bugs. I could not resist the rainbow spaghetti sensory tub however and I think … [Read more...]
I Love Nature But Do I Have to Love Spiders?
The other day I was watching my daughter play outside and she started to freak out about a bee. If it wasn't a bee it would have been a bug. She HATES the creepy crawlies and I can't blame her since I was the same way. It was well into my adult years that I started to accept them and not shriek and jump onto the nearest high surface. I wish I could say I had bad experiences that made me that way, and I did get bit by black widow spiders a couple times but overall I have to say that I was just … [Read more...]
Arthur Saves the Planet & Worm Up
This weekend the kids and I broke out some board games. I needed to keep them occupied and quiet so that daddy could try and recoup after a small bit of elective surgery a couple days ago. Games are a favorite in this house. We played Arthur Saves the Planet and Worm Up. They are both FRED distribution games. Well, I am just going to come right out and say that I didn't care much for either game. They didn't impress me in the least. Arthur Saves the Planet has a nice design with a beautiful … [Read more...]