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.
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.
Hobbies benefit children in many ways. It gives a child an opportunity to express themselves, and it allows them to discover themselves and build self-esteem. They are also great educational tools. A child interested in rock collecting learns about geology and science, and a child in writing stories learns about sentence structure and proper grammar. […]
Children may complain about going to school every day, but there’s a way to sneak in something educational at other times. Family nature fun can teach as well as be enjoyable for everyone involved. The following ideas may be perfect to get your children learning and having fun at the same time.
You know reading’s fun – in fact, as an adult, you’d probably love to have more time available to curl up with a good book. But how can you convince your kids or students to do the same? For parents and teachers with kids who already know how to read, the issue isn’t teaching them […]