Nurturing creativity and imagination. A toy that inspires exploration an enriches the lives of children. Imagine serving delicious meals and a variety of drinks. Shut the TV and movies down. Children may not like it at first, but soon they will enjoy what you have put before them. Give them a cleared off table to play or work their skills and imagination. Give them kraft supplies, toys, twine, glitter, plastic jewelry, paper, pencils and a scrap book and coloring tools. Let them create what they want and no matter what their creation is praise them. Also, there are rugs with games imprinted on them that are a lot of fun for kids. Games that have race tracks, streets & towns, train tracks and even hop scotch. If they make a mess, so be it. We can always say, "Lets clean up now and I'll help".
I remember as a child Mom would give us kids old sheets or blankets and we would make forts to play inside. We also climbed trees and big Redwood stumps and with some of them we could get inside. My parents were poor but the seven of us children made our own toys. We used blocks of wood for cars. Made roads by digging paths with sticks and little shovels. Where we could use water near a creek bed we made our own water runs wherever we wanted them to go in a little stream. Life was fun for us kids though poor my parents were I wouldn't change those memories for anything.
Studies show, what most parents already know, that when kids are well nourished, they perform better in school and are better equipped to fight off disease. But what most moms and dads also know is that pleasing those picky little taste buds is easier said than done. We picked the brains of our in-house nutrition gurus to come up with this list of healthy food choices for kids. These easy-to-make treats are so delicious, even the pickiest of eaters will be asking for seconds.