Starting preschool or starting grade school – every kids needs a snack or a lunch bag to take along! momstown Finds has done the legwork and found some of the best lunchbags for every age and stage.
As a Montessori teacher, I have a passion for hands-on learning, and believe that every child benefits from Montessori-based activities which focus on learning through the senses. So, the reason for this article is to give moms an opportunity to learn about, and to do some Montessori-inspired activities at home with their preschoolers. The momstown theme for the month of May is ‘Under the Sea’. So, have fun with these sea-markable, themed, do-it-yourself activities – Montessori style!
Editor, momstown Guelph
Pancakes come in all different types and sizes. From griddlecakes, to flapjacks, to pancakes, to hotcakes – kids seem to love them all! This recipe is like a pancake, but called a flapjack, which originated in Britain, as a dense chewy, cookie bar. It is healthy, and great for kids’ lunch boxes, as a Pancake Day treat and throughout the school year!
You had better make them quick, though, as they will sell faster than a stack of hotcakes with your youngsters!
There might be no food that kids love more than pizza. But there is a way to make it a little more fun: Let each of your children make his own mini pizza. Momstown, in Guelph, hosted, what looked like, its’ very own pizza party during their Alphabet Play Program last week. The children learned about all of the alphabet sounds, while making a craft depicting a real pizza with pepperoni-type letters. This is a craft that parents can easily do at home, in order to teach letter sounds in a fun way, by making something that all children love. PIZZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAA! The mere word makes my stomach growl and my mouth water! The facilitator was able to see which toppings were most popular (it looks like pepperoni won out!). This Alphabet Play reminded me of the fun we had at home hosting several of our kids’ homemade pizza parties. The idea of learning letter sounds with this pizza-type alphabet craft, plus, making a child’s own mini pizza would, I think, be a great way to celebrate a birthday or any celebration, or play-date activity. Read on to find out how you can host your very own Kids’ Mini-Pizza Party (both real and Alphabet Play style!).
Editor, momstown Guelph