This one's come at just the right time for our family. Soon we will move to a new house, complete with acreage and a pond, but the pond is in need of some loving care. From fish to frogs, we're in the throes of researching pond ecosystems. So I'm kicking myself I didn't think of this first. The children can learn along with us with their very own play pond. That's what this mother from One Perfect Day did with her frog-loving son. He brings the outside in by gathering sticks and pebbles from the yard and makes a day of it. Mom explains it's great for story-telling, fostering language, fine-motor skills, personal interests, and of course the imagination.