Four Ways Bingo Can Boost Your Child’s Brain Power

Bingo games have a long history of being an ideal way to teach children. Believe it or not, it was used by 19th Century German educators as a way to teach students about numbers, math, spelling, colors, plant or animal recognition, history and even science – all the while they’re having fun. Bingo games are one of the first group participation games that kids learn to play in school. Through playing this game with others, kids are able to keep their young minds sharp and inquisitive. As they … [Read more...]

25 Ways for Kids to Exercise Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills play an important part of any child’s life, facilitating their ability to perform self-care tasks like getting dressed, eating, and drawing, as well as supporting healthy academic outcomes for when they begin school. Oftentimes kids learn fine motor skills in preschool and on through elementary, however, as a mother there are easy ways for you to practice fine motor skills with your kids at home too. What exactly are “fine motor skills”? Good question! Skills kids learn which … [Read more...]

Family Day Activities For Winter Months

Winter is still in full swing but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some of these great Family Day Activities For Winter Months! Even though warm weather is coming, shorter days and colder nights are still here. This usually leads to a strong desire to stay in, curl up in a warm blanket, and spend the evening hanging in front of the television. After all, when it’s cold and dark outside, we rarely want to be out there.  But cold weather doesn’t mean we have to stop enjoying fun quality time with … [Read more...]

Tips For Visiting the Statue of Liberty with Kids

One of the greatest symbols of the American spirit is the Statue of Liberty. If you are planning a trip to New York City, taking a cruise to the Statue of Liberty is a must. For parents bringing along their kids on this trip, making sure they have fun and stay safe should be a priority. While touring around this iconic landmark, you and your family will be able to get great views of Lower Manhattan, as well as enjoy the café and gift shop located around the Statue of Liberty. Check out the … [Read more...]

How To Teach Your Child To Respect and Celebrate Other Cultures

It’s a given that we live in a diverse society where our children are exposed to people from different cultures and background. It’s natural for children to wonder about those that are different from them in some areas. You need to show them that the differences in cultures, beliefs, and religions just serve to enrich our lives and bring color to the world. As a parent, you can help shape your child to be more tolerant and accepting of others when you instill values and create opportunities … [Read more...]

Tips To Keep Kids Safe On The Playground This Winter

There is something exhilarating about playing outside when the air is cold and there’s a hint of snow. The crisp air brings about a carefree atmosphere that seems perfect for playtime. However, parents and caretakers shouldn’t be carefree about winter playground safety. If you want your kids to have fun outdoors, follow some practical advice so they can play without getting hurt.   Always know the temperature before going outdoors Frostbite isn’t a walk in the park (or a hop in the … [Read more...]

Top Five Healthy and Environmentally Conscious Practices for Kids and Parents

Ensuring that our children inherit a healthier environment seems like a daunting task, and in many ways it is. The enormity of the work involved can seem overwhelming, but healthy practices and attitudes start with the little things we do each day. Even the most seemingly mundane tasks take on a new purpose when mindfulness is integrated. Parenting gives adults the opportunity to pass their values on to the next generation. If we model behaviors for a better environment on a daily basis, it … [Read more...]

Running With Your Kids, Instead of Just Running After Them

When you’re a mom it seems like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. There are some days when you may barely have time to shower, much less fit in a workout. If this sounds like you, a running stroller may be just the thing you need to get out there and fit in that workout. With the weather cooling down, now is the perfect time to skip that gym workout and get out in the fresh air. You want to make sure you and your kids have the best experience possible, so here are … [Read more...]