ADDICTED TO PLAY - ideas, links, and musings on Play Activism! February 18 2016, 0 Comments

Our favorite links for February - enjoy!

1.  Care For Our World: One of my favorite (non preachy) books about caring for others and for our planet - beautifully illustrated.  Bonus - cut-out play set included

2. Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes:  Who doesn't love pancakes?  Which is why I was overjoyed to find this healthy oat pancake recipe from one of my favorite food bloggers - seriously 10 min from start to finish. From Ambitious Kitchen.   

3. MAMA: Mothers Against More Activities:  A reflective read on how "childhood" has evolved to activity hustling. From Brain Child Magazine by Francie Arenson Dickman.

4. The Single Most Important Skill to Teach Your Child:  Working on your child's emotional muscles are just as important as physical play - an informative read. From Hey Sigmund by Miki Dedijer.  

5. What Kids Need From Grown-ups (but aren't getting): a Q&A with NPR and Erika Christakis - author of The Importance of Being Little.  Developing social-emotional skills is critical for kids - something they aren't getting from worksheets and flashcards. 

6. Dance Break - An Awesome Alternative to Time-Out: YES to dance breaks - they do work!  A great reminder on positive disciplining.  From Positive Parenting Connection.