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5 Catergories of Screen Free Summer Fun

Media, ah media.  What a great babysitter it can be.  Right?  I have to admit that I do use movies to babysit my kids every now and then.  It’s important to note that media is not inherently evil but amoral.  Some of my children use ipods for daily devotions. ...

Tent Building

More “cheap summer fun” here at Life as a Mother of Many.  Today, we decided to do something that I really enjoyed when I was a child…play in a tent.  Here is a picture of me playing in a tent with my older brother and dad when I was young. So, today...

Homemade Puppet Show

Sometimes in the heat of the summer, we all need some fun and entertainment.  My kids love putting on puppet shows and today we made one by hanging pool towels over the baby gate at the bottom of our stairs and using stuffed animals for puppets.  Hours of fun for...

Water play on a hot day

It is that time of year…you know when we start hitting triple digits…if your not from Arizona, then you probably don’t know.  It’s actually a little early this year.  100 degrees in April is really brutal.  I’m not even sure why we choose...

Preschool play and learning styles.

So…I am not an expert on children’s learning styles nor have I done an in depth study on this topic.  I did study learning styles a bit when I was earning a degree in elementary education, but only a surface level study.  However, I have noticed an...