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The Preschooler, Issue #023 - Imaginative Indoor Ideas for Cold Winter Days
March 01, 2012

"The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination."  ~Terri Guillemets

Welcome to the March 2012 E-zine.

Winter is still upon us but not for much longer. Take advantage of the cold days with these indoor activity ideas that will get your imagination juices flowing and family bonding time going.

The Preschooler brings you the latest ideas and suggestion for fun and simple activities with your child.

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Painting T.I.M.E.

One of our favorite indoor activities is painting. On a cold afternoon we turn the basement into an art studio with paints, large pieces of paper and relaxing music in the background.

Go beyond the traditional paint brushes and begin exploring painting activities using ice cubes, tape, strings, marbles and really anything you can imagine. Check out these super easy (can get messy) paint splatter ideas.

Drawing T.I.M.E.

For a mess free activity visit kids drawing T.I.M.E.. It is a simple method to help develop your child's imagination, creativity and fine motor skills. Turning their hand tracing to a cat, a dog or a butterfly is magical and fun at any age. I guarantee your child will love it!

Educate yourself by visiting my fine motor activities page to learn about fine motor developmental milestones and other easy fine motor activities.

Reading T.I.M.E.

So many great books…. so little time….
This month I recommend to go back to the classics. I read them over and over again and fall back in love every single time. Here is my list of classic children books.

What type of reader are you? Find out the difference between reading WITH preschoolers and reading TO preschoolers.

Game T.I.M.E.

My final suggestion for indoor activities is board games. Here are the reasons why...

Top five valuable lesson opportunities when playing board games with your child:
1. Teaches them about taking turns and helps develop their patience.
2. Teaches them to deal with losing from time to time.
3. Teaches them skills such as color, letters and numbers recognition.
4. Teaches them to follow instructions.
5. Teaches them you care about them and want to spend time with them.

To see my favorite board games list visit my 'Worth Every Penny!' Online Store

Until next time,

Z. Meltzer Director

Preschools 4 All

P.S. Next month's issue is about Spring, Easter and Passover.

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