When you need some time to yourself:
Pro-tip #1 Remember the audio story links we sent in Issue #1.
Your children will love hearing the same few stories every day, or every other day for longer than you might imagine.
When you need the best toys ever:
Pro-tip #2 Give your children an old pot, pan, or bowl, and a spoon and let them play in the dirt with some water. Mud kitchen is likely to allow for great periods of creative, sustained play.
*Don’t have an outdoor space for this kind of play?
Try filling the sink with a little bit of soapy water and pushing a sturdy chair or step stool up to the sink. Give them a few unbreakable dishes to play with in the sink.
Wild Roots staff authors include Erin Boehme, Lia Grippo, CJ Cintas, Anne McCarthy, Tyler Starbard, Jenn Sepulveda, Heather Young, Amalia Smith Hale, Natalia Pareja...