Left to their own devices at the beach, little children invariably turn into collectors. It it is almost impossible to leave a beach without a pocketful of shells, rocks, seaglass, sand dollars and plain old sand too. But we can't really blame them. Where else can you find so .... read more
For all of our raving about the joys of beaches, the fact is, we won't all be making it to the beach this summer. Or if we do, it may only be for a too-short week, or a few stolen Saturdays. But no matter. There are still plenty of opportunities for water play (the play presch.... read more
Sea chanteys (or shanties, if you'd like to introduce your preschooler early to the world variant spellings) are easy-to-remember, easy-to-belt-out songs that help pass the time when you are manning the sails or pulling the oars. Or just sitting in traffic to get across town.... read more
Is your little darling so wild about mermaids that you check her every morning for fins? We know just the type. Perhaps spurred by the ubiquitous Ariel, or by mom's incessant humming of her truly fantastic soundtrack, she's fallen for mermaids, hook, line and sinker. (Sorry, .... read more
Pirates are the dinosaurs of this preschool generation. (Just like pesto was the quiche of the '80s, for you When Harry Met Sally fans out there.)Yes, the dinos are still as big as ever (literally if they weren't extinct as well as figuratively), but pirates are all the rage t.... read more
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