Author: kidnplayja

Easy Christmas shopping!

Easy Christmas shopping!

‘Tis the season…well almost.  The time of year children look forward to all year long.  The excitement and anticipation of choosing their gifts and making their lists is upon us. But wait, I know, excitement...

From pounds, shillings and pence to dollars and cents-The Jamaican story

From pounds, shillings and pence to dollars and cents-The Jamaican story

shoes stephen curry Always on the look out for fun, educational, and engaging places to go and things to do with my eight year old son, over the summer holidays we headed to the...

Money Lessons I wished I’d learnt in school

Money Lessons I wished I’d learnt in school

I feel strongly about  teaching our children how to become financially literate and financially savvy.  Here is another installment from Financial expert Cherryl Hanson Simpson.  I would love to hear how you teach your...

Jamaican Playing cards

Jamaican Playing cards

I heard about the Jamaican Playing cards and just had to speak to the creator, Empress Mullings.  I think they are brilliant new balance shop.   I can see so many variations of traditional...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-help your kids Go Green!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-help your kids Go Green!

The environment is constantly in the news, with “Global warming”, “Carbon footprints”, “Greenhouse gases” and several other environmental terms  capturing the  headlines across the globe.  The environmental awareness of kids is also becoming increasingly...

What’s with this “Yoga for kids” stuff?

What’s with this “Yoga for kids” stuff?

With the busyness of life, and shuttling our children from one activity to the next, be it the football, or the swimming and music lessons or of course the ever-present extra-lessons, you want me...

Kids Literacy Resources

Kids Literacy Resources

It has always been my intention to gather as many reading and writing online resources and favourite links in general,  and package them nicely  into a “Resources” area on our Kid ‘N’ Play JA site.  ...

Travelling with kids…gotta plan it!

Travelling with kids…gotta plan it!

You remember the good ol’ days?  When travelling was fun and exciting.  When you planned your outfit and always tried to look good to get on the plane.  Enter September 11, 2001, World Trade...

A Guide for Picky Eaters

A Guide for Picky Eaters

Contributed by Jamaica Association of Professionals in Nutrition and Dietetics (JAPINAD) \ A Guide for Parents & Caregivers So your child is a picky eater, you are not alone. All children go through phases when...