The Playful Parent's blog

The Art of Back to School

As the summer fades, the back to school frenzy begins!  Over the past several years, my 3 kids have accumulated a considerable pile of recycled supplies, including notebooks, binders and even a few folders.  Most of these are still in good shape – notebooks mis

Look Up for Falling Stars

Warm summer nights are perfect for stargazing and this month’s activities will focus on upcoming meteor showers.  In late July and early August we may see the Delta Aquarids

Natural Treasures

Summer is finally here and I’m so happy to be able to tell my kids “go outside and play!”  Some of this month’s activity ideas come from I Love Dirt!  52 Activities to help you and your kids discover the wo

Rainy Day Fun

Welcome to the inaugural post of the Playful Parent!  WPPL’s Youth Services     collection includes many great books on crafts, activities, party games, boredom buster books, experiments for home and school and much more.  I will strive to get your cre