Tag: childrensprogramming

The 3 Best Board Game Programs & My Top Game Recommendations

The 3 Best Board Game Programs & My Top Game Recommendations

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. There are three kinds of board game programs you can run: Kids’ Night Out, […]

10 Ways to Get Free Craft Supplies

10 Ways to Get Free Craft Supplies

Let’s face it, if money grew on trees, I would live in a craft store.  But since it doesn’t, I have to make do with what I can find for low cost, free, or in the recycling bin.  I’ve developed some tricks over the years […]

5 Things I Learned from the Day I Played Gaga Ball for 5 Hours Straight

5 Things I Learned from the Day I Played Gaga Ball for 5 Hours Straight

If you are a kid pro (my abbreviation for children’s programming professional), you have likely heard about the game Gaga Ball.  I was doing a giant event with the Girl Scouts one Saturday and had been assigned to the Gaga pit.  Whenever someone came over […]

Children and Honesty Series, Part 1: Creating and Perpetuating Myths

Children and Honesty Series, Part 1: Creating and Perpetuating Myths

This is the first post in a series about being honest with children.  Some posts in this series will contain links to research and opinions of others, but today I will introduce the topic by sharing some of my stories, inviting you to tell yours, […]

Harnessing that Youthful Energy: How to Benefit from Youth Volunteers

Harnessing that Youthful Energy: How to Benefit from Youth Volunteers

There were very few things in my small hometown for any child of any age to do other than play sports (which I was not interested in because there was no swim team) or participate in cheerleading or dance (which we didn’t have the money for). […]

Three Benefits of Parent-Child Swim Lessons

Three Benefits of Parent-Child Swim Lessons

Whether a parent is on a master’s swim team, sails the ocean every summer, or is not going to get their hair wet on a trip to the river, having their own children around water can be terrifying and dangerous.  Most public pools, YMCAs, camps, […]

Listen to the Wisdom of the Children

Listen to the Wisdom of the Children

Someone I grew up with but have not seen in years often posts on Facebook about her son’s antics.  I delight in watching him grow (and also all of the other Facebook babies I know), especially his moments of wit and wisdom that his mother captures […]

Coping with Crisis: A Guide for Youth Leaders

Coping with Crisis: A Guide for Youth Leaders

In light of this weekend’s events in Orlando, FL and a post made by a friend about sharing a candle with her young son at a vigil last night, I wanted to take a moment for #collaborationmonday to gather collaboration from you, and to provide a […]

Kid Book Club Review 1

Kid Book Club Review 1

For several years I ran a Kid Book Club at a small town library, and together we found some real winners in the children’s fiction section.  For my first Friday Review, I wanted to point out a particularly fantastic little book by Holly Schinder: The […]

Age Level Characteristics: Early Childhood

Age Level Characteristics: Early Childhood

For your first Resource Thursday, I give you: an infographic on early childhood development!  How is this useful for you?  Do you agree with the information?  Feel free to share your ideas in the comments.