I am Marcie Kenny, and I developed marciescaringhands.weebly,com as a resource Blog for parents of young children. I am a former preschool teacher with a great love and fascination for early childhood development, and I have extensive experience and insight into their physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs. Caring for children one-on-one and having the opportunity to watch them grow and learn is its own reward, and I am grateful every day that my journey has led me to a place where I can make a positive difference in their young lives. My strengths are in assisted learning through structured playtime activities such as arts and crafts, games and physical activity, and I love organizing outings to provide fun and exercise. My inspiration comes from many sources, number one being my own mother, but I’ve always been inspired by David Elkind, the author of The Hurried Child. In this book, he talks about the value of play, and I base much of my own philosophy on this. I truly believe that kids need to have the freedom to just be kids, and as caregivers, we all have a responsibility to protect the joy and freedom that comes from play, as it is an integral part of their early experience. With this blog, I will share creative ideas on fun playtime activities, as well as tips on bathing, dressing and feeding infants and children, preparing formulas and changing diapers. I’ve also got an extensive repertoire of healthy and fun snacks that children really love, and I’m really just so excited to share them all with you. Your child’s development is my passion, come back often to see what I’ve been up to. I welcome your questions and comments, and I’m always happy to discuss anything to do with your child’s happiness, as that is what I am all about.
September is here and back to school time. What you will find here this month is a list of books introducing young children to school and art proejcts.