Magazine article Working Mother

Super Soaker

Magazine article Working Mother

Super Soaker

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UP IN THE AIR

This version of volleyball, played with your tots' toes and a balloon, won't result in any shattered plasma TVs. To start, tie yarn or string from one end of the playroom to the other, 12 inches off the floor. Divide players into two teams positioned crabstyle (leaning backwards on hands and feet, face up). An adult throws a balloon into the air, and players try to kick it back and forth over the "net." If one team lets the balloon touch the floor, the other team earns a point. Play until the crabs have collapsed.

There's something about a water sprinkler that kids find irresistible. Pools, lakes and ponds- they're okay, but give a kid the zigzag shower of a lawn fixture and the fun goes on and on. Once your platoon of water bugs tire of sprinting through the spray, introduce this game and let the real soaking begin: Two players stand on opposite sides of an oscillating sprinkler. …

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