Since more kids are doing distance learning this year, you may feel like they are missing out on field trips and hands-on nature education. This article will give you 5 examples of easy projects to do at home to teach your little one about animals and nature.
Yoga offers a variety of health benefits for adults and kids! These 4 reasons will inspire you to start a regular practice with your children.
While I enjoy taking the kids for lots of walks and swimming, there are plenty of fun warm-weather activities you can do with young children without leaving home.
"I’m so bored! Why don’t we ever do ANYTHING?!” Are you sick of hearing that from your kids? Being stuck at home is hard, especially for children. Here are ten easy, cheap-to-free things to do with kids at home to keep them active and you sane.
Doing a treasure hunt at home is a great way for the family to spend some quality time together. In this article, I will give you some tips and tricks on making a treasure hunt at home with a completed treasure hunt as an example.
Fishing can teach children many valuable lessons that they will carry with them through life. Find out what fishing could be teaching your children today!
A longtime early childhood educator details 10 fun and developmentally appropriate activities to do with preschoolers during the coronavirus pandemic. These pursuits will relieve stress, establish a comforting routine, and bring joy to frightened kiddos and their frazzled parents.
There are so many activities we can do with our kids at home. But the chance to combine fun and education is a win-win!
This article provides a round-up of ideas to keep the kids occupied for long stretches of time while they are at home. The focus is on things that use items you likely have around the house and take minimal prep from parents—but take lots of time for children to finish.
The late days of summer can stretch on forever, leaving your children bored and restless. Here are seven free activities you may not have tried yet, all enriching, educating, and sure to entertain.
Spending quality time together as a family is important. Here are 6 simple ways to spend more time together with your family.
These 14 great Valentine's Day crafts to make with your kids will allow them to express themselves, learn some new skills, and receive the satisfaction of giving good gifts to others that come from the heart.
Here are some fantastic books to read with your kids in November to discuss hibernation, migration, the weather, the seasonal changes, and how humans and animals alike prepare for the winter. There are some really funny ones scattered in along with some great stories of the real Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
Christmas is nearing and Hatchimals are a hot toy of the season. While Hatchimals may offer instant gratification, we are choosing to hatch real chicks for the education and real-life experience.
How my daughter taught me a lesson about reality, by refusing to play with playdough until after she knew how to shape bread dough.
With the right board games, even small kids can start enjoying the bonding experience of tabletop gaming early. Here are two of the best examples of fantasy board games that can be played and enjoyed with kids as young as 3 years old: Brandon the Brave and Unicorn Glitterluck.
Over-programming their youngsters with structured activities during the summer (camps, sports teams, music lessons, and dance classes) has become common practice among parents. Yet, research now suggests that kids should spend more time in child-centered pursuits and less time in adult-led ones.
Looking to jazz up your youth group? Starting a new group at your church? Here are more than 50 ideas that will make your weekly youth meetings the place to be!
Learn the rules to some easy and classic card games which are good to play with children. With classics like Snap, Old Maid, Go Fish, Crazy Eights and Rummy, card games are a great way to spend some family time together.
You don't have to spend a great deal of money in order to make great memories with your kids. It really doesn't matter what you do, as long as you are 100% there with them in the middle of the action, that's what makes the best memories.
The song presents various features that made it popular in the 50s and 60s and still make it appealing to contemporary families: parent-child connection, a child’s wish, and an atmosphere of mystery.
Coming up with activities to do with children can be hard—especially if you're doing it on the spot. Doing a little planning will make the day (or visit) go a lot smoother and will be a lot more fun.
The weather is finally getting warmer and the days are growing longer. It's time to get outside with the kids and do fun things that cost virtually nothing. Go on a scavenger hunt. Eat green eggs and ham to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. Make a "bug bottle," and learn how to compost!
Every parent needs a go-to list of free activities to do with your kids anytime. Sometimes life gets hectic, and no one wants to have to spend a great deal of money to entertain their kids if they don't have to. And you don't! Check out some of these fun activities below for some inspiration.
Here are the best books for children ages 2-6 that cover Chinese culture and feature children with Chinese heritage.
Winter will be here before we know it. Instead of hibernating inside and dreaming of spring, plan to get outside for some family fun this winter. Here are my top five suggestions for inexpensive family fun in the snow.