Wednesday, September 29, 2010
We had a great time at Shirley's house this month. Mm those cakes were to die for. Thank you Shirley. I especially loved getting Shirley's perspective on things since her children are all grown. We talked about lots of fun ways to get your kids laughing. Which is not only good for them, but good for you! "Developmental experts who've studied humor say a childhood filled with laughter and fun has benefits that last a lifetime. "A sense of humor offers a huge advantage in life," says Lawrence J. Cohen, author of Playful Parenting and a psychologist specializing in children's play." For more of the article on humor click here. Some of the things we talked about were...
7 Best Ways to Really Crack Them Up from babycenter.com
Some suggestions from the sisters who attended were:
Have talent shows
Play hide and seek
Play guess the song (take turns humming, and guessing)
Have treasure hunts/scavenger hunts (go to a park, or your neighbors houses)
Wrestle on the floor
Have dance parties
Read funny books together
Q:What do you call cheese that's not yours:
A: Nacho Cheese!
Q: How do you make a tissue dance:
A: Put a little boogie in it!
Q: Which flower talks the most?
A: Tulips of course, because they have two lips!
Oh and check out this blog for a very timely letter on family fun. And did you notice that the Visiting Teaching message was all about nurturing the family? I loved it. Let me know if you have any other good articles to post, blogs to read, messages to ponder, or suggestions for the group. Thanks!