Archive | June 2012

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Fun At The Beach

All seasons are filled with wonder, but summer is especially magical when you are a child.  It is the season of dripping ice cream cones (‘purple cow” being May’s favorite), blueberry picking in open fields,  awakening to the songs of birds and going to sleep to the sounds of crickets, meeting friends in the park, […]

Indoor/Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts can be enjoyed by children of all ages. They are easy to create and can be developed for both indoors and outdoors.                                                        Indoor Scavenger Hunt Materials: digital camera, color printer, index cards, treat of your choosing. For children who are not yet reading, take pictures of various places throughout your house. For […]

A Hunting We Will Go

Children love treasure hunts. During my teaching tenure, I would often start the year out with a classroom scavenger hunt by arranging my students in small groups and placing various clue cards throughout the room. The cards would lead them to a bag of goodies at the end of their search. It was a great […]

Not On My Watch

As a young mother, I took things in my stride. I rarely pondered over what could happen, I just dealt with things as they did happen. Now, with the awareness that comes with the passage of time, I have developed cautious and anticipatory behavior. How and when did this sensible person enter my once carefree […]

A Tribute To Grandfathers on Father’s Day

My blog is entitled “Fun With Grammy,” but I would be remiss if I never mentioned the important role that grandfathers play in the lives of their grandchildren. I am fortunate to know a number of wonderful grandfathers, not the least of whom is my husband Richard. He truly enjoys every moment that he is able […]

And Then There Were Two

There is something about the first-born grandchild. I could on some level compare it to having my first child. I watched in awe as she discovered the world around her: stretching her neck to see over the bumpers on the sides of the crib, reaching for the wooden balls on the Creative Playthings crib toy […]