What Do You Love Most About Autumn?

What Does Autumn Sound Like? This week we discussed how to get kids to appreciate and enjoy Autumn using their five senses. We encourage you to teach children what Autumn looks like, feels like, tastes like, smells like, and finally today what the season sounds like. In Autumn we can hear the tractors as the […]

Enjoying Autumn With Kids

What Does Autumn Smell Like? We have been discussing ways for kids to learn about Autumn using their senses. Autumn smells like the first fire in the fireplace, apple pies, and beeswax candles on the dinner table as night’s darkness falls earlier and earlier. Help kids identify smells like fireplaces and bonfires, pickling spices, and […]

What’s Your Favorite Autumn Recipe?

What Does Autumn Taste Like? Photo from amomamok When I think of autumn I think of the harvest of apples, pumpkins, cranberries, and corn. Just think of Thanksgiving dinner, and what American doesn’t love Thanksgiving? I love to cut up a red and green apples and have the kids close their eyes and have a taste […]

Making Bark and Leaf Rubbings

What Does Autumn Feel Like? As the weeks pass and the weather changes, we begin to experience chilly Autumn days. Our clothing reflects the temperatures as we don wool sweaters, waffle weave long underwear, thick socks, and perhaps even a puffy down vest or a coat before we go outside. There are other ways to […]

What Does Autumn Look Like?

Using Our Senses to Enjoy Autumn The most beautiful sight in Autumn is the changing colors of the leaves. This provides opportunities to create leaf rubbings and other leaf related crafts. We can rake leaves together, which naturally leads to jumping in leaf piles! Kids also love collecting acorns and seed pods, watching migrating birds, and […]

Tranquil Scenes Have Positive Impact on the Brain

Take Children Outside Everyday Our advice for things to do with kids this Autumn is to get outside! Time spent outdoors in nature is like pushing a “stress reduction button” for the brain. Research findings, “demonstrated that tranquil environmental scenes containing natural features…cause distinct brain areas to become `connected´ with one another whilst man-made environments, […]

Have You Tried Reusable Snack Bags?

eco-ditty snack bags For Product Review Sunday we recommend eco-ditty snack bags. These bags are a great way to save on the amount of disposable plastic bags we use and throw out daily. eco-ditty snack bags are made of 100 percent organic cotton. They are fashionable, functional, and easy to clean by simply throwing them in […]

Look What I Did With a Leaf! By Morteza E. Sohi

Weekly Trip to the Library Review by Elaine Magliaro I was a second grade teacher for many years — and for many of those years I taught a science unit on trees, forests, and soil. Every September, I would take my students for a walk in the woods. We would look at the different kinds […]

Happy National Nanny Recognition Week from Hilton Head Nannies

Happy National Nanny Recognition Week from Nannypalooza!