Throw the ball uphill!

As the playing-outdoors season is (slowly, teasingly) beginning, I've been repeatedly reminded of a really useful yet simple concept that a neighbor taught me two years ago: When a small child is involved in playing with a ball on a hill, throw the ball uphill.  That way, when it hits the ground and starts rolling, … Continue reading Throw the ball uphill!

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Balancing on the Ball

We've had an exercise ball for a couple of years now--one of those large, inflatable balls strong enough to hold an adult's weight, which can be used for lots of exercises.  Daniel and I both love it.  (Our five-year-old son loves it, too, but less for exercising than for rolling recklessly around the room and … Continue reading Balancing on the Ball