Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Can I Have S'More?

There is still a lot of summer left for you and your child.  I used to make these when my boys were little.  Your child can help with prep but grilling is an adult job.  When you remove from the grill, open the packet for your child.  The bananas will be hot so use caution.  It will be messy and sticky and fun so have napkins or paper towels on hand 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Taco Tuesday

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Have you been celebrating National Ice Cream Month?  Try these tacos from Rachael Ray!  

The combinations are only limited by your creativity in the kitchen.  Have some fun with your child by uniting Taco Tuesday and National Ice Cream Month.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

We Can Play Forever

We love baseball and baseball movies!  Celebrate the All-Star Game with your child with books, movies, hot dogs, some peanuts and Cracker Jack!



Saturday, July 8, 2017

50 Ice Cream Sandwiches

Are you enjoying some ice cream during National Ice Cream Month?  Have some fun with your child and make some ice cream sandwiches!  Here are fifty ideas from Food Network Magazine.

  • Have your child pick out one or two recipes to try.
  • Read the recipe together and make a grocery list.  Make the grocery list for your child.  Use picture clues if necessary.
  • Give your child the list and head to the store together. 
  • Make some ice cream sandwiches and enjoy!
Why is cooking with your child important?  Cooking with your child provides you with an opportunity to be together.  Cooking incorporates language, math and science.  Working with ice cream you can discuss liquids, solids and temperature changes.  While you are cooking you can introduce new vocabulary words:  stir, melt, dissolve, etc.  Measuring ingredients works on math skills.

More info on why cooking is important to your child's development---

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

All of Us

"America is nothing if it consists merely of each of us; it is something only if it consists of all of us."
Woodrow Wilson

Saturday, July 1, 2017

National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream month.  Want to have some family fun?  Buy some ice cream and invite friends and family to bring a favorite topping.  You should probably have this event on a Sunday, too!

For more ideas than there are sprinkles on your sundae, search 'ice cream sundae toppings' which will have more than enough 'pins' to get your creative juices flowing. 

More ideas for you and your child:

Search for the best local ice cream---
Some of these places are out of business but I'm confident if you search you will find ice cream.

Frozen Bananas---

Easy breezy ice cream recipe---

Ice cream books---

Get some ice cream and chill out with your child during National Ice Cream Month!