Entries by Alex Murzanski

5 FUN FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES FOR HALLOWEEN

The weather is getting chilly again, and Halloween is almost here! Here are some great ideas for indoor fun that will help children develop their fine motor strength and coordination skills. 5 Fun Fine Motor Activities For Halloween: Tissue Paper Pumpkin: Supplies: construction paper, markers, tissue paper, glue *Draw a pumpkin on construction paper. Tear […]

Keep Play Safe and Fun in the Summer Heat and Sun

With the hot and humid Chicago summer we have been having these past few weeks, it is important to be mindful of how well your children’s bodies can handle the heat. Children are still playing outdoor sports and finishing up their leagues before school starts, and some camps may still be in session. Many older […]

Go Outside! The Many Benefits Of Outdoor Play For Children

These days, technology has made everything more convenient for us, including play. Children don’t have to leave their house as they have a wide assortment of video games and educational computer games to choose from, as well as educational toys that talk and move and as a result, we see a decrease in outdoor play. […]

Strategies to Decrease Nail Biting and Other Anxious Habits

Many things can cause stress for children, including academics, social problems at school, or even sports. Some children may be less resilient than others, and these stressful events can lead to anxiety problems. Unfortunately, many children may be unable to express their worries and emotions verbally, or they may not be aware of what it […]