Kid Fun

Fun Learning Ideas for You and Your Kids

Play in the Mud! It's Good for Your Kids!

July 17, 2018
ABC Sonshine

Who Knew?

The Summer 2018 Texas Childcare Quarterly says a great way to help your kids learn is to play in the mud!

Here are some of the benefits they cite:Playing in the mud is good for your kids!

  • Digging, lifting, and pouring mud builds muscles and helps develop hand-eye coordination.
  • Mixing dirt and water (and possibly tempera paint too) helps kids explore science concepts like soil composition, gravity, and even hydraulics.
  • Playing with other children creates opportunities to practice language and develop social skills like planning and cooperation.

And besides, playing in the mud is just plain fun! Remember?

So pull out the oldest clothes and go have some fun in the mud! It's great fun, and it's good for your kids!

Labor Day Fun

August 31, 2018
ABC Sonshine

Celebrate Summer's Last Hurrah!

Before we know it, we'll be bundling our little ones up in coats and sweaters every time we walk out the door, and we'll actually miss this blistering hot sunshine! So before summer slips away, celebrate and enjoy it with your sweet kiddos!

ABC Son Shine School will be closed Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday. So here are a few ideas for having great fun with your kids that day.

Play in the Water!

Play in one of Longview's splash pads.Longview has 2 pools and 5 splash pads—and the splash pads are free!

Information about the pools can be found here

And you'll find the locations and information about all 5 splash pads here.

Of course, you can always make your own splash pad by setting up a sprinkler in your own backyard. And your grass gets watered at the same time. Don your swimsuit and join your kids in the water spray. Add an outdoor picnic. (When you're wet, you'll be able to stand the heat.) Days like this—when parents play too—make memories all of you will cherish for years to come!

If you need a break from the water, find some tempera paint in the house and try this Footprint ID Game. Your kids will have loads of fun (which means you will too!) and they will be learning valuable skills at the same time! Get all the details here.

Get Creative Indoors

We have so much fun watching your children paint, color, and draw here at ABC Son Shine School. Their personalities are revealed in their creative processes and products! When you've had enough sun—or if we happen to get some rain—you might want some great ideas for indoor fun.

Here's a treasure trove of ideas for simple creative projects, crafts, and activities you can do with your kids. Most of them require only basic household supplies you probably have on hand. Explore and find some fun options you know your kids will love! Then have some fun. And please comment and share pictures on our Facebook post! We'd love to see what you do!

We're so glad you're part of our ABC Son Shine School family!

From all of us to all of you—Have a wonderful Labor Day Holiday!