Reutilize your puzzles

After a puzzle has been completed, flip it over and create a masterpiece on the back. Once the work of art is completed, voila, a new puzzle to assemble!

If you want to make a puzzle masterpiece now, follow this link to an image you can download. http://libbyandpenny.com/1950-2/

January 25, 2016 at 7:10 AM 4 comments

Napkin folding from our upcoming eBook

A great project for this time of year. Here is a sample video from our upcoming eBook. A napkin folding project.

 

 

December 19, 2015 at 11:47 PM Leave a comment

“How many days until”… make a countdown chart

Waiting for a birthday party or a holiday event? We have an idea for assisting your child in understanding the, how many days? question. The sense of days and time can be better understood using visual clues.

Make a countdown timeline using some recycled materials, bubble packing material, a strip of heavy paper, glue, and a colored pen.

Start with a long strip of paper, write the numbers until the big day, glue a strip of the bubbles onto a sheet of paper. Rubber cement works, adult supervision is suggested. Your child will have a visual way to understand how many days.

Pop one bubble each day until the event occurs!

count down holidayclose up count down   count down with bows

Enjoy!

December 3, 2015 at 6:27 PM 2 comments

Another way to share Planning Children’s Birthday Parties Libby and Penny’s Survival Guide

   Going to a baby shower? 

party bk as a gift

 Boy or Girl our book is a great gift for the new parents.

 

November 23, 2015 at 8:17 AM Leave a comment

Children are reading Planning Children’s Birthday Parties Libby and Penny’s Survival Guide

A friend mentioned she had her daughters look for activities in our book to use for play date ideas.

get ideas from party book

Thanks, Stephanie, for sharing this idea.

 

November 16, 2015 at 7:28 AM Leave a comment

Haven’t we all seen an obnoxious winner or a loser who accidently tips over the game board?

With so many great game Apps available why play games as a family?

game app's

When playing games with your child, you are teaching them how to respond. They watch  you and will mimic what they see.

When your family is playing a game congratulate the winner for both winning and how they responded to the win. Do the same when a child loses. Admit it is embarrassing to be the loser, and then praise the behavior of a ‘good’ loser.

No one enjoys losing, yet a child needs to know how to respond to the awkward feelings and embarrassment of losing and the joy of winning.

Learning how to play games at a social gathering is a life skill.

 

November 10, 2015 at 7:34 AM Leave a comment

Memory games are quick and easy to play

Select a few random items, place them on a tray. Have everyone look at the items for a few minutes. Remove an item. Keep all the items in the same location on the tray for young children.

now you see it,

now you don'tMove the items around on the tray to make the missing item a bit harder to recall.

 

November 8, 2015 at 7:53 AM Leave a comment

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