Getting kids ready in the morning:
- Take photos of each step in the morning routine; hang them up in a timeline type of format at kid height.
- Create a fun, upbeat (perhaps gradually increasing in upbeat-ness) playlist/CD that is the right length for getting ready. Then the kiddo will know "by the time X song is done, I need to have my teeth brushed"; "by the time Y song is done, I need to be dressed"; etc.
- Free kids' audiobook at AudibleKids. I've not checked it out myself, so I don't know what type of registration is necessary, if there's a limit to number of books, how big the selection of books is... But the magazine does mention that you need to click on the RIF logo.
- Coloring pages at National Geographic
- Other fun paper projects at cubeecraft.com and thetoymaker.com
- Did you know that the Tooth Fairy has a website? Not free, but fun swag.
- Do you have trouble getting your kiddos to eat their veggies? (or anything else that you want them to eat?) A reader contributed a suggestion to use dice to determine how many more bites your kiddo needs to eat before being excused. Let the kiddo roll the dice, and it's a fun and empowering way to involve kiddo in healthy eating. (I don't have an opinion on whether it's a good idea to do the "two more bites" thing with kids. But if you're going to do it...)