Ways To Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

When the familiar noise of returned songbirds and children playing in the street comes around, you know the summer holidays are back. For many parents, the summer holidays can be a complete nightmare. Trying to occupy them while working can be terribly difficult, coupled with feeding them, cleaning up, and walking the dog, it can seem like a real drag. However, there are plenty of ways you can engage your children this summer holiday, whether you work or not, and the entire family can have a … [Read more...]

Special Art Activities You Will Enjoy Doing with Your Kids!

Art activities are a fun way to spend time with your kids, not only it’s enjoyable, but it also helps develop children’s mental, social, and emotional aspects. But we as an adult sometimes struggle to make creative projects with children. What you need to know is you don’t need to consider yourself crafty to male arts and be creative with your children. There are loads of craft projects that you can do with them that don’t require any special skills or tools and wouldn’t take a lot of your time. … [Read more...]

3 Fun Ways to Keep Kids Engaged that Don’t Involve a Screen

Have your children ever begged you for more screen time? From iPhones to laptops, it can be hard to get your kids interested in activities that don't involve media. Studies continue to show the importance of parents moderating screen time for their children. In fact, a recent study conducted by clinical researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital links increased screen time to lower brain development in preschoolers. It is understandably tricky to balance all the day-to-day … [Read more...]

Fun Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids

Parents are always looking for fun, exciting ways to keep their kids entertained. You would want to find activities that will stimulate your kids’ minds and ensure that they learn something while they play safely at the same time. The last thing you want is for your kids to spend their time off doing nothing productive and forgetting everything they had learned at school. Using your family time to engage in cool experiments is not only an effective educational activity, but it is also great fun … [Read more...]

4 Unique Extra-Curricular Activities for Kids

Kids need activities that can help them maintain a sound mind and remain focused. Curricular activities do that fairly, but extra-curricular ones do it well. Extra-curricular activities relax kids' minds, enhance their focus, and make them catch fun. However, it's not all extra-curricular activities that keep kids' minds in good shape. That's because some are too rigorous for them. While selecting activities for kids, it's essential to put their age into consideration. Also, it's necessary to … [Read more...]

Making Paper Pinwheels Tutorial – Perfect Spring Craft for Kids!

Making paper pinwheels is a fun way to spend a Spring day. Maybe it's raining outside and your kids can't enjoy the outdoors. This tutorial will help pass the time and allow them to express their creativity with a fun paper craft too! I always enjoyed pinwheels when I was a child. Seeing their bright and colorful shapes spinning fast in a circle was just magical. They are perfect for decorating in the Spring, with the temperatures warming up so you can enjoy the breeze that makes them … [Read more...]

Planting a Rainbow By Lois Ehlert Craft Ideas for Kids

In the children’s book Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, children are taken through the colorful world of gardens. Ehlert’s book shows how a rainbow can be right at your fingertips when you plant a garden of your own, as flowers and plants come in all shades and hues. Planting a Rainbow By Lois Ehlert Craft Ideas for Kids Here are a few kids crafts based on the book Planting a Rainbow, perfect for helping you dive a little deeper into the text and extend the learning. Here is the first … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Activities to Do With Kids

We tend to focus our attention on our spouses on Valentine’s Day, treating it as “grown-up” holiday.  But what if we made it a family holiday, the whole family sharing love all together? It may be the time to start a new family tradition for Valentine’s Day.  These ideas will help you get your kids involved in the celebration of love.  Or maybe they’ll help you come up with a few new ideas of your own. Make Valentine’s Day a “red day”. Decorate the house with red cut-out hearts, … [Read more...]