While kids and parents are looking forward to the end of school and the beginning of summer, most parents want their kids to continue to learn during the break. A good way to do this is to encourage your child to read. How to keep summer reading going is another story, no pun intended. However, […]
One of the things children enjoy most about springtime is the arrival of butterflies. They can’t wait to see their first butterfly so they can chase and catch them, only to let them go. To enhance your child’s enjoyment this spring, you can learn how to attract butterflies into your garden by considering the plants that are […]
There is no better time than summer to encourage your child or teen to try a new activity. Summer is filled with lots of outdoor activities like going to the beach and swimming in the pool (and, let’s face it, sleeping till noon if you’re a teenager). However, all that wears thin very quickly. Take this opportunity […]
Playtime for children is not only fun but essential to help generate a rapidly developing brain. Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist, stated that children actively acquire knowledge through interacting with their physical environment. Because the ADHD child has problems with inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, learning can be a challenge both for the parents and the […]
Maybe last year, you got a little tired of books and papers all over the place. And perhaps the kids weren’t getting their homework done before bedtime. Was studying getting done? Did everyone make their appointments and scheduled extracurricular activities? Were your kids prepared for the first day of school last year? Chances are, you […]
Your child is growing up! He or she is getting to be that age when it’s time to start kindergarten. What can you do to help prepare your child for kindergarten? Here are some tips to help you out. Read! All kinds of sources agree that reading aloud to your child is very important for […]
Do you like searching for hidden treasures? Do you like spending time outdoors? Do you have access to a global positioning system (GPS)? If you answered yes to these questions, you may want to give geocaching a try. If you aren’t sure what geocaching is, keep reading to learn more.
How many times has someone told you to “take a hike”? Chances are they weren’t concerned with your health. When it comes to trying to get healthy and spending time together as a family, going for a hike is a great option. Here are some ways you can turn a hike into more than a […]
It is important to exercise and walking is a great way to do that. However, simply walking can be boring. Here are five things you can do on a hike that will make it more enjoyable and interesting.
For any parent, nothing is more exciting than seeing a child with a keen interest in learning more about the world. Most small children go through a period of curiosity and questioning, and you need to show your child that this is a very healthy way to live. When your child questions everything and takes […]