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Activities for Kids

The Benefits of Outdoor Play For Preschoolers

In the modern world of games consoles and interactive toys, it’s easy to overlook the importance of outdoor play. It’s a big world outside of …

3 Wholesome Snack Ideas Your Preschooler Will Love

Every preschooler looks forward to snack time! While the convenience of packaged, processed snack foods is tempting, these junk food choices are generally loaded with …

4 Entertaining Card Games for Family Game Night

Just about everyone keeps a tabletop game or two on hand for those rainy days at the cabin or a game night with the kids. …

5 Ways to Help Your Child Be More Physically Active

According to a June 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 17 percent of children in the U.S. are obese. The CDC …

Reducing Screen Time May Improve Kids’ Behavior & Focus – A Book Review

According to a new book, Reset Your Child’s Brain – A Four-Week Plan To End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing The …

Moving Onwards: Your Ten-Year-Old’s Development

Your son is now officially in his second decade and, while he no longer needs you to hold his hand as much, you still have …

Moving On: Your Nine-Year-Old’s Development

  You’ve been a parent for nine years and you’ve seen your son progress from a helpless infant to an increasingly independent child with his …

5 Reasons Your Kids Should Be Playing Minecraft

    In November of 2011, Mojang officially released Minecraft, a sandbox-style building game with an adventure and creative mode. It allowed its players to …

4 Ways to Spot and Nurture Talent In Your Child

What does your child do well? All children have abilities of one sort or another, though they don’t always reflect those of their parents. Your …

4 Easy Ways to Burn Calories Playing with Your Kids

Skip the excuses for not having enough time to exercise. Grab your little one and head to the park. Whether you’re a parent or a …

5 Tips for Avoiding a Toddler Tantrum When Shopping

  If you’re planning a shopping trip with your toddler, you’ll be crossing fingers you can get him around town without a tantrum. But that’s …

6 Tips for Reading to Your Children

A recent research study conducted by the Early Start Research Institute at the University of Wollongong in South Wales, UK, found that reading to children …

A New Way to Earn with Chores

In a world full of smart phones, tablets, and computers, the almighty dollar seems less and less important to our growing generation of tech-savvy kids …

Encouraging Your Child’s Socio-Dramatic Play

It’s great watching children play; they seem to have limitless imaginations when it comes to amusing themselves. Research has identified several types of play that …

5 Ways to Use Your Wii to Encourage Fitness and Family Time

  Many parents who’ve resisted buying a video game console have given in to the allure of the Wii. After all, this isn’t your blood …

7 Questions to Ask to Keep Your Teen Safe at Parties

When it comes to raising teenagers, parents spend a lot of time worrying about where their teens are and what they are doing. The majority …