"Family is like branches on tree, We all grow in different directions yet our root remains as one"
Out door activities in my opinion is the best thing to do for our kids. I was grew up in tropical country with mostly sunshine almost whole year... Even when it rainy season, me and my siblings also some neighbor's kids played under the rains without worrying and guilty feeling from our parents.... and guest what?! We hardly ever got heavy/ serious sickness due to those activities.
Maybe because playing out side require many physical activities which influence increasing immune system for our body. And beside that out door activities may reduce kid's stress.
And kids in my era (around 70~80's) there was not any electronic gadget like phone or any fancy toys like now days. We were simply happy play with mud, sand, kite, bike, snail, grass or anything we found ^,^
Surely every kids have their own era just like we do.
My kid doesn't go to school yet, hence in summer time regularly I take her to park to play. But sometimes even in winter with thick snow I'll let her play with snow for few minutes. But that's it... not really much can do out door in winter.. so mostly I tried to make her busy in home.
I didn't buy her many toys but some musical toys, puzzles, and coloring books. And seems coloring pencil already bore her, so I found this interesting and non toxic water color from planetpals.com
Please do visit that site and you'll find many interesting projects for you and your kid.
Homemade non toxic water color
Adapted from Planetpals.com
Tools you will need:
- Ice cube mould tray
- Mixing bowl
- wooden spatula
Things you'll need:
- 3 tbsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 3 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 ½ tsp light corn syrup (or simply boil one cup sugar and ½ cup water until clear)
- food coloring
- Combine baking soda, cornstarch and vinegar and add corn syrup/sugar substitute.
- The mixture will be fizzing, allow the fizzing to subside and mix completely
- Share the mixture evenly into ice cube mould, add food coloring to each section ( I use toothpick to add color and mix )
- Leave out to harden for three hours.