Making Boys Men: 10 Ways to Keep Young Kids Walking

Hannah from Making Boys Men is a firm believer in outdoor play.

Yes!

Playing outdoors almost inevitably leads to doing lots of walking outside, right? MBM came up with a helpful list, which does exactly what it says on the tin: 10 ways to keep young kids walking.

Quite likely you do a whole bunch of these already, but go ahead and tear this page out and stuff it in your pocket for the next few walks. Do you have any tips to add to the list?

Making Boys Men 10 ways to keep young kids walking

[Making Boys Men]

Santa, Where Are You?

And when you get here, could you do some forwarding for me?

These bags of love need to go under the trees of the families whose Little Ones couldn’t make it to Christmas this year.

Thanks, Big Guy.

[Super Simple Songs]

Maddie’s Possible Costume

To ghost or not to ghost, that is currently Maddie’s question.

Knock Knock, Trick or Treat! Who are you?

[Maddie makes me smile!]

The hamsters on the wheel go round and round, round and round, round…

…and round, round and round, round and round, round and round, round and round….

These hammies are doing an Insanity workout: Pure Cardio! Dig deeper indeed.

Just to share, I did that Pure Cardio workout earlier today, and my brain cells haven’t been particularly helpful since then.

How are your brain cells doing?

[Quadruple grin]

Water trombone

This water trombone?

The Mildly Mischievous Kid might skip all the science and music stuff and go straight to blowing bubbles in the water.

I know I would.

Any True Trombone players out there? Care to chime in?

Give it a try (click for the vid) and let me know what happens!

1) Fill a cup with water.

2) Insert a straw, then blow across the top end of the straw.

3) Adjust the sound by raising and lowering the straw.

Can you play Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star? Not yet? Okay, I’ll wait while you practice.

Ella Jenkins: 50 Years of Children’s Music

If you haven’t introduced your little ones to Ella Jenkins yet, run now to your nearest library and scoop up what you can.

She has been making children’s music and doing nearly everything else related to children’s music for 50 years.

Fifty years!

And she just released her latest album, A Life of Song (“latest album”…she’s 87…more albums to come?).

Oh I want to be like her when I grow up.

In the clip below, I love how she says the children politely educated her on how Okeechobee really is. Watch it twice, and you’ll see how effortlessly she teaches a song. Then you’ll probably hum the melody for hours after.

Gentle brilliance.

Hugs to Ella Jenkins!

[Great vibes from great people. Thanks.]

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