Archives for Kids

Does My Gifted Child Have an Emotional or Social Disorder?

I recently went to a parent teacher conference for my six-year-old son, Cade. His teacher expressed her concern that Cade was having trouble socializing with his peers. She seemed very pleased with his intellectual ability but was very concerned about his social and even emotional skills. I was not entirely surprised to hear this since […]

Top 5 Child Proof Door Locks & Mechanisms

There shouldn’t be mixed emotions when your child takes their first steps around the home, it should be an amazing time for both child and parents. However with the ability to walk comes the want to explore and with exploration comes the inevitable desire to open everything. For the majority of the time opening doors, […]

How to Create Children’s Activities Based on Books

Children love books and they are certainly a fun way to help them learn many different things in life. More than just interesting images and amusing stories, it’s also possible to create educational games and activities based on children’s books. This will make the children excited to get involved and give the parents great ideas […]

Fun Games Your Babysitter Can Play with Your Kids

When you leave your kids with a babysitter, your top priority is to ensure they’re safe while you’re away from home. While worrying is just part of being a parent, since you’re the type of person who takes as much time as necessary to find the right babysitter, the reality is that your kids are […]

10 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts on a Budget

Father’s day is a few days away and you are broke. Here are 10 gift ideas under $10 to make June 17th special without breaking the bank. Golf App Tweet

3 DIY Ideas for a Nature-themed Birthday Party

Themed birthday parties are a lot of fun for the whole family and they create a magical environment no matter where the party is held. One of the best and easiest party themes that children of all ages love is a nature-themed birthday party. By using everyday items from home combined with random additions found […]

7 Ways To Give Your Kids an Early Edge In a Tech World

As technology continues to advance at an alarming pace, it’s not just the traditional old folks who might be cut out of the e-loop, but children who don’t have access to changing technology might be far behind their peers. The term “digital divide” refers to any gap between people who have access to the latest […]

The Best Mobility Devices For Children

For disabled children, mobility devices can mean a kind of freedom that would not otherwise be known. Mobility devices come in a range of forms however, with some, such as wheelchairs, being well-known, while others are more specific to certain conditions. Walkers. Tweet

Virtual Schooling: Could It Be for You?

“Over just the past decade, online learning at the K-12 level has grown from a novelty to a movement.” – National Education Policy System, “Online K-12 Schooling in the U.S.”  October 2011 A movement is right! Recent numbers show 250,000 students were enrolled in full time virtual school programs last year. That’s a paltry percentage […]

The Top 5 Places to Meet Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World

One of the best parts of a Disney vacation is meeting the main mouse himself—but Mickey can be hard to find if you don’t know where (and when) to look. Walt Disney World offers several different ways that you can meet Mickey, so you can choose the location that best suits your schedule—or visit them […]

Toy Wooden Horses Come To Life

One of my favorite books when I was very small was a book about a toy wooden horse who came alive. I remember opening the book, feeling the pages in my hands. It was so familiar and to this day the image of the painted horse stays in my mind over fifty years later.  The […]

Disability and Your Child: How To Encourage Physical Activity

Living with physical disability can be challenging in all kinds of ways, but perhaps one of the most disheartening things new parents in particular can think is that their child will never be able to enjoy physical activity. This is simply not the case and physical handicaps are no barrier to a child enjoying all […]

How To Choose a Jogging Stroller

1. Ignore brands and the price tags altogether. What matters is a material and construction. Three large fixed wheels, a simple but sturdy construction (one piece aluminum frame, less plastic joints) and quality (thick, waterproof) fabrics. Tweet

How To Pick a Gift For a Stepchild

Choosing a gift for a stepchild is always difficult. You don’t want to appear to want to ‘buy’ their affection, but you don’t want to hold back in case you look like you’re penny-pinching (or, worse, that you don’t like them.) Christmas and birthdays are a nightmare for any parent, let alone a step-parent, so […]

The Advantages of Summer Camp

Camp is one of those words that is closely related to summer as are the words fun, vacation, and swimming. Summer camp for many is synonymous with the full summer experience. As we get older and become adults, we long for the days of summer camp and the relationships developed and the fun had at […]

3 Great & Affordable Summer Activities for Kids

A pair of working parents, hectic school and activity schedules and a chronic shortage of cash are challenges that most families face these days. Fortunately, the beautiful weather and lazy days of summer make it especially easy to dedicate time to togetherness. Try these affordable ideas to keep bored kids busy while making memories that […]

Are You a Procrastinator When it Comes to Procreation?

The down economy is causing some people to delay having kids because they are not financially stable. However, many people are still pushing through the down economy and continuing with their plan to have children. Even if you are financially stable, you may want to consider a few things concerning your budget before you make […]

Take The Kids Out To The Ballpark Tips

Remember when your Dad took you to the ballpark for the first time? How in awe you were at the size of the stadium, the smell of the hot dogs, and the volume of the crowd? How you had to adjust to not hearing an announcer tell you what was happening? Seeing your favorite team […]

4 Ways to Make The Kitchen Your Classroom

The kitchen is the most popular classroom in our house. Far more interesting than sitting and working from textbooks, it offers the chance for fun hands-on learning. Every recipe is a cross-curriculum adventure. Take, for example, our recent preparation of chicken in paprika sauce. In one recipe, we covered a day’s schoolwork. Tweet

Fun Activities for You and Your Young Ones

As every parent will know, it is ever so important for children of a young age to get out of the house and experience new sights and sounds – whether it’s Yo Gabba Gabba! or a favorite book. The benefits of introducing them to the big bright world outside are obvious, but many parents feel […]