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4 Activities with Kids for When You Are Exhausted

by on Friday, April 29, 2016 9:24:00 AM

Kids have seemingly unending energy that amazes parents. Although we may long for that kind of energy, it isn't always possible. Of course you may want to spend time with them and play, but need some low key activities for when you just can't play another round of horsey. Try these activities with kids that will let you relax for a while until it's time to play tag. Draw Pictures Together Do your children love to play with arts and crafts supplies? If so, one of the best ways to keep them...


Must-have toys for every kid

by on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:49:00 AM

You know the scene, I’m sure many of you have seen it in your very own home. A playroom (or more) strewn with toys. More toys than a child could possibly play with. More toys than any child should probably have. You may beg friends and family, please, no more toys. But they keep coming, shiny new toys replace the old, each one played with for a while, then forgotten when new toys arrive. There are some toys that children will pick up and return to over and over again. It is hard for parents to...


What to Do When Your Child Wants a Pet

by on Monday, April 25, 2016 8:37:00 AM

Family pets are a nearly ubiquitous sight in households throughout the United States. Many families have bought or adopted an animal and have taken it in as one of their own, whether it be a dog or a cat, or even something more exotic, like a lizard, a snake, or a pet turtle. Very often, each member of the family plays an integral role in taking care of the animal, with some taking it for walks, others keeping it fed and watered, and others still taking it to veterinarian appointments whenever...

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Teaching Kids to Ride a Bike

by on Friday, April 22, 2016 8:56:00 AM

Learning how to ride a bike is a gift that will last our entire lives. Riding a bicycle is an excellent mode of transportation, and biking is a great form of low-impact exercise that is both fun and invigorating. Best of all, riding a bike is an activity that is accessible to people of all ages, from little children to grandparents Of course, before your children will be ready to hop on and ride around the neighborhood or the town with the family, they will first need to learn how to stay...

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How to Prepare Your Child for the First Sleepover

by on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:15:00 AM

An invitation to the first sleepover is perhaps one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking events in the life of any child. A weekend sleepover with a group of friends holds promises of party games and activities, delicious snacks and treats, and sometimes the chance to stay up much later than usual due to the circumstances. But it also means staying in an unfamiliar environment without mom or dad around. A kids’ sleepover may be the first time your little one sleeps away from home and away...

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Teaching children to care for the earth

by on Friday, April 15, 2016 9:37:00 AM

April is Earth Month so it is a perfect time to start talking about conservation with your child. Earth Day is April 22, here are some fun activities you can do with your child during Earth Month and on Earth Day. Enjoy Nature One of the best ways to get children to care about nature is to help them love nature. Spend time in nature is a great way to help kids see the beauty of nature. You could go for a walk in the woods, to the beach, or to other nature areas near your neighborhood. As you...


The best age for kids to start doing chores

by on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:58:00 AM

Kids are messy. It is nearly impossible to keep a house clean when children are in it. Parents spend all of nap time cleaning, and when their kids wake up, BOOM, messy. Chores are good for kids because they improve self-esteem, help children become good team players, give children independence, and kids just like to help out. It is especially important to start young, it gives kids good habits to depend on later in life. This blog will give a general layout of chores that your child can do and...


What do kids learn through dress up play?

by on Monday, April 11, 2016 12:40:00 PM

Most kids love dressing up in Mom or Dad’s clothes, wearing costumes, and pretending to be a doctor, parent, or astronaut. You can give your child a costume and they will be occupied for hours. Playing dress up is not only fun, it also is a learning tool for children. Today’s topic will talk about what kids can learn from dressing up in costumes, and how parents and guardians can encourage it. Learning empathy There is a lot of debate whether we are born with empathy or if it is learned. What...


10 Screen-Free Activities to try on Road Trips

by on Friday, April 08, 2016 10:28:00 AM

With technology, it can be so easy for us to rely on a screen for entertainment – or, let our children stare at a screen instead of engaging with the outside world. Of course, there are benefits to TVs and smartphones, it can become the go-to source of fun for many little ones during downtime. This far too often the case during long road trips, during which parents are in the front seats driving and navigating, hoping dvds and tablets will distract the kids in the back long enough to get...


Active Toys for Kids to Get moving this Spring

by on Wednesday, April 06, 2016 8:58:00 AM

Many parents and kids eagerly look forward to the spring season and all of the wonderful things that it will bring. Indeed, spring carries with it promises of warmer weather and a relief from the frigid temperature of the winter months, as well as longer days and later nights that we can spend together with our little ones as a family. Of course, as a direct result of the warmer weather, children are also able to spend more time outdoors during the spring months, moving around and remaining...


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