How did you spend your first holiday week – I hope you had great FUN!
Have you tried any of my ideas from last week? If you have missed it here is the link:
https://naomimclaughlan.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/6-weeks-holiday-fun-program-week-one-travel-around-the-world/ – but do not forget to try out these:
What did you play and enjoy when you where young? Are you a 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s child yourself?
I am an 80s child and I used to favour Potato Sack or Wheel barrow Races, Skipping Games, Roller Skating and Water balloon fights!
And I loooved Hand-clapping songs and games!!!!
Did you know that a researcher in Israel conducted the first study of hand-clapping songs, revealing a direct link between those activities and the development and improvement of motor skills and cognitive skills in children of all ages!
“We found that children in the first, second and third grades who sing these songs demonstrate skills absent in children who don’t take part in similar activities. We also found that children who spontaneously perform hand-clapping songs in the yard during recess have neater handwriting, write better and make fewer spelling errors.” Dr. Idit Sulkin a member of BGU’s Music Science Lab in the Department of the Arts.
This is how you and your children can enjoy your era of playtime;
- Talk to your children about your favourite childhood games
- Visit the local toy museum – if there is one near your home town
- Look through your old picture books
- Make some home-made Play Dough ( find the recipe below)
- Teach your children one of your favourite childhood games each day of the next 7 days
Easy Home-made Play Dough Recipe
1/4 cup salt
1 cup flour
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp. oil
Have your child mix the flour and salt in a bowl then add water and oil.
Knead and squeeze the dough to make a clay consistency.
You may need to add more flour or water.
Then knead in food colouring powder, liquid or paste.
Have a look how we made our Easy Home-made Play Dough 😉
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