The Playdate Kids Gazette

This blog is dedicated to all of the Playdate Kids Club Members. We will offer fun to read articles, tips for parents, ideas for arts and crafts projects and more!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Back to School Tips

It is that time again, kids are going back to school, and in fact, your child may just be starting school for the first time.

It is important to remember to make "back to school" time a special, enthusiatic time for your child(ren). If you set a positive note every year, chances are, your child will most likely think of school as a fun, education and social experience.

Here are some Playdate Kids tips for parents on making preparations to go back to school more exciting:

  • Buy some new school supplies every year-- the new supplies will make the process seem like a fresh start and it will create an enthusiastic vibe.
  • Buy a couple new clothes (if applicable) for the same reason as above.
  • Go on a family outing as a Goodbye Summer-- Hello Schoolyear celebration. Go to the zoo or perhaps plan a picnic!
  • Perhaps take your child to get a new haircut for a fresh new 2006 look.

You can even ask your child what he or she wants to do to get prepared for the new school year, you never know what kinds of fun ideas kids can have! No matter what you do, just remember to keep your spirits up and let your child(ren) know that going back to school is great!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Summer Pops

Need a fast, cool treat to keep the heat at bay? Try making mini summer pops!

It is super fast and easy and best of all, you can easily make any flavor you want.

Simply get toothpicks and an ice cube tray.

All you need now is a juice or milk flavor.

Try chocolate or strawberry milk or try it with grape juice. Simply pour the liquid into the ice cube tray and stick the toothpick in at an angle. Freeze for a few hours and enjoy!

Kids sure do like these pops as ice cubes in their milk or juice, too!