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
Caregivers can use books for much more than simply reading the written story to their children. Playing with books is a great way to increase communication with kids, spark their imagination, and get them to use their critical thinking skills. Next time you pull out a book try one of the below activities to make the reading experience more interactive and fun! Continue reading How to Use Books to Boost Vocabulary and Communication Skills
Why does my preschooler hit? Many parents have asked themselves this question and the answer isn’t always an easy one. Hitting doesn’t mean your child is mean or a bully. Sometimes it’s because there is an underlying issue that’s causing them to hit. Below are three reasons your child might be hitting. Continue reading My Child Hits. Why?
There’s nothing quite like sharing a meal as a family. In today’s busy world of schoolwork, soccer practice, and music lessons it can be tempting to let family meals slide. Continue reading Why Family Meals Matter
When the weather outside is not cooperating, keep kiddos busy with these indoor activities!
Continue reading Indoor Fun! 5 Fun Indoor Activities When Kids Can’t Go Outside
Is car time turning into screen time for your kiddos? It doesn’t have to. In fact, you can use this valuable time to teach them about the world around them. Turn even the shortest car rides into fun and educational experiences with these car games. Continue reading 6 Car Games: How to Turn Car Rides into Playtime
Play is such an important part of childhood! Play helps kids learn new things while building social skills, developing creative thinking, and learning about their interests and talents. Because life is so busy, these “Do’s” and “Don’ts” will help your family make the most of playtime!