Dramatic play encourages kids to exercise their imaginations and creativity. Pick a few pretend scenes or roles to act out and let your children go wherever their imagination takes them! Maybe they want to be an astronaut, a doctor, or a teacher. The sky is the limit!
Activities of the Week
Be a drama queen or king!
Support self-confidence in your daughter.
PBS offers some great advice and tips for raising self-confident daughters in a world where, according to one US-based study, girls as young as age six believe that brilliance is a male trait.
Play "Guess the Ingredient."
Ask each member of the family to guess the "secret ingredients" in a new dish. This fun and simple game will get everyone involved in food prep! For this and other activities for the dinner table, visit the Family Dinner Project.
Talk about mental health during Mental Illness Awareness week.
From October 1-7, participants across the country will be raising awareness of mental illness. Join the conversation with your children and find out how you both can better support those with mental illnesses, as well as look after your own mental wellbeing.
Need book ideas to read with your child?
These "Amazing" books from CDC can help. They're fun for your child, but also help you track their development as you move through the series, making them educational for you both!
Involve your teens in family dinner.
Once your kids hit their teenage years, it can be hard to consistently bring everyone to the table for some much-needed family time. These tips from CASA Family Day Blog for having a successful family dinner with teens can help!
Let your kids take over the kitchen!
National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day is September 13th. Check out these tips and recipes to get you started on cooking together.
Create a study-friendly home.
As kids get ready to go back to school for a new year, check out these 10 tips to help support good homework and study habits when they're at home too.