The end of Daylight Savings time. (Nov. 4th) Instead of merely setting the clock back, why not set some intentions? What would you like your winter to be about? Schedule some adventures, some down-time. Some FUN! Start with a list! Like these two boys from Scotland who set their Playmobil ship to sail around the world. It's a testament to the Power of Play. Set sail to your ideas... And don't forget to VOTE! (by Nov. 6th)
Play is not only an instinct, it's good for you! In fact, the lack of play can lead to anxiety and depression. Animals do it, but humans are doing less of it, and children need unstructured play time for their overall well-being. Play helps children navigate socially and teaches self-regulation, whereas helicopter parenting does not. And play is fun. No wonder it's linked to happiness!
Saturdays at Finnegan’s are memorable for any kid, but we try to MAKE memories. How do we do that? By hosting Saturday Play Days! Most Saturdays, from 11-4 or thereabouts, kids ages 3 and up can partake in any manner of activities, depending on the day. (Tomorrow, for instance, we’ll have an obstacle course—with prizes at the end, for those who don’t believe that the journey itself IS the goal…) We like the kids to have a take-away of some sort, if not an actual project they made, then some sort of souvenir to remember us by. It’s a great...