The physical benefits of exercise go without saying, but did you know that physical activity provides kids with social and emotional benefits too? Through exercise, kids can build social skills, increase confidence, and help reduce anxiety.
The American Academy of Pediatrics even recommends at least 60 minutes of physical activity (e.g. biking, hiking, dancing, rollerblading) every day for children 6 years and older.
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Running errands is very different when kids are involved! Taking your child with to you to run errands can be a bit challenging. From taking extra time getting them ready to leave the house to managing distractions in the store, shopping with little ones can add more stress to your trip. Next time you’re running errands, try these tips to make the experience more fun for your child and less stressful for you! Continue reading 5 Tips for Running Errands with Kids
Ever wondered how moms really get their kids to eat their veggies? We asked several moms what they do to make sure veggies are a part of their kids’ diets every day. We hope you’ll try some of these real life solutions during your next meal or snack time! Continue reading Real Ways Moms Get Kids to Eat Their Veggies
Is anything better than ice cream on a warm summer day? We don’t think so.. And good news, it’s actually pretty easy to make your own ice cream. Try this recipe out and help your kids learn too!
Follow this simple recipe to make homemade ice cream in a bag! This activity is as tasty as it is fun! Continue reading Learning Can Be Tasty! How To Make Ice Cream
Spending time outside, parades, barbeques, fireworks. Doesn’t that remind you of a perfect 4th of July? Well for some kids, the 4th of July means being overly hot, crowds of people, feeling overwhelmed, and loud noises.
That’s a lot for your senses to take in. Use these tips to make the day a little less overwhelming. Continue reading 7 Tips for a Sensory Friendly 4th of July
In honor of Father’s Day, this year we wanted to share some information about a topic that isn’t always talked about: dads bonding with their newborn babies. Some moms start to bond with baby throughout their pregnancy and get a head start for a couple of months, but it’s important for dad to bond too!
Continue reading How Can New Dads Bond with Baby?
Did you know that the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that children be active for sixty minutes every day? Kids need at least that much time to let loose and unwind from school or planned activities. This physical activity also helps stimulate their senses, and build muscle strength and endurance. Get kids moving with these few easy steps!
Helping the youngest members of the family prepare for the arrival of a newborn is very important. After all, your child is about to become a big brother or big sister – that’s a new responsibility and a huge change for them! Even though they’ll always be your little boy or girl, they won’t be the “baby” in the family anymore, which can take some getting used to. Continue reading Get Kids Excited to Become Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Parents looking to sign their kids up for summer camp literally have hundreds of options to choose from. Remember camp isn’t for everyone and that’s okay.
If you feel your child is ready for a summer camp experience, keep these questions in mind while registering!
Continue reading 8 Questions to Ask During Summer Camp Registration
Your little one is movin’ and cruisin’! So what’s next? Now the challenge is making sure your house is ready for your toddler’s new explorations. Follow our tips room-by-room to help protect baby from touching, grabbing, and exploring the everyday items they will now be fascinated by! It’s helpful for parents to experience the environment as their baby will. Parents should crawl on the floor in the area their baby will be, look for objects that could be potentially dangerous for baby, and remove them. Continue reading Baby-Proofing: 14 Tips for Your Home