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Fun Mother-Child Date Ideas for Mother’s Day

Photo credit: maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com   Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday May 14th, and what better day to celebrate (other than a spa day, of course) than a fun “date” with your kids?   From catching a play to sneaking out of the house for breakfast, there are plenty of options. And the good news ...

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Toy Shops are Disappearing in the US

Take a moment to remember the days when kids couldn’t find more happiness than in a toy shop. Knowing they were going to rewarded for their good behavior, good grades, or perhaps to pick out a birthday gift was a very exciting time. I remember walking through the aisles in Toys R Us when I ...

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3 Artistic Play Date Ideas for Preschoolers

Photo credit: AngryJulieMonday on Flickr     Arts and crafts are a great way to keep your children entertained, build their creativity, and boost their motor and problem-solving skills. They’re fun for kids when they’re working on them alone or with mom and dad, but they’re especially enjoyable when they get to do them with ...

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How Birth Order Affects Your Child’s Personality

Photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org     Your sister is a natural leader and always taking care of others; your brother, the most introverted of the bunch, is the peacemaker of the family. And you? You’re fun-loving and adventurous.   Were you and your siblings just born this way? Are these your natural personalities? Or do they ...

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Chia Seeds: Why and how to eat them

  Chia seeds – While them seem tiny and meaningless, let me tell you why they aren’t. Whether you feel like being more healthy yourself, or want to feed them to your children and family, this article is for you. Why should you eat them? According to one of Spoon University’s numerous articles on Chia ...

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Family Road Trips: How to Prepare, Entertain Your Toddler, and Maintain Your Sanity

Photo credit: State Farm on Flickr The good news is that if you’re reading this, you’re still alive—which means you may already have survived a road trip with your toddler. Unfortunately, you may have to partake in one of these adventures again in the future. To ensure that everyone makes it to your destination in ...

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6 Tips for Children Kitchen Safety

    When adults think of kitchens, thoughts of food and cooking, perhaps even good wine flood their mind. When parents of small children think of kitchens, it takes on a whole new meaning, not just because of the messes that are expected, but because of the real hazard a kitchen can be.   This ...

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7 Alternatives to Traditional Summer Camp

                        Photo credit: pixabay.com Believe it or not, summer will be here in just over two months! While some parents are lucky enough to be able to stay home with their kids, others need to occupy their children while they work—which for many parents ...

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How Music Training Can Increase Kids’ Social and Emotional Skills

Image credit: commons.wikimedia.org   Music training has been shown to help children’s brains develop faster, boost their IQ, enhance their spatial-temporal skills, and more. But that’s not all music education can do: it also has an effect on children’s social and emotional skills. Here are a few ways music training can benefit your child socially ...

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7 Indoor and Outdoor Exercises to Do with Your Kids

  Photo credit: marthastewart.com Spring officially arrives at 6:28am EST on Monday March, 20th! What better way to shake off the winter than to get moving in some fun ways? Here are seven activities and games that are fun and healthy for the whole family.   Obstacle course   Plot out a course inside or ...

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Spring Things to do with Kids in Boston

The weather in Boston in recent weeks has been following quite a roller-coaster pattern, however you should not let this stop you from getting out and about with your (probably restless) children. Spring is a beautiful season of new life and growth, and there is no better feeling from being out in the fresh air ...

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Peruvian Children’s Songs and Activities

Rock and Roll Daycare and the Montessori Music Lab are excited to release the Peruvian Heritage Songbook! In today’s post, you will find complimentary copies of the following   -Peruvian Heritage E-Songbook   -Peruvian Heritage Songbook Audio   -A Welcome to Peru Booklet   -Hand Motions and Coloring Pages to the songs from the Book ...

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5 Tips and Tricks for Preparing Your Kids’ Lunches

Photo credit: Rubbermaid Products/Flickr Between waking your children up, getting them dressed, and making breakfast—not to mention getting ready yourself—most moms have pretty hectic mornings. Many of us also have to make our kids lunch, which takes time—time that could be better spent (calmly) making sure our kids have everything they need for school, or, ...

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5 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

Photo credit: pixabay.com Believe it or not, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! Celebrate the holiday with your kids by making some fun, simple crafts. From 3D shamrock ornaments to fingerprint rainbows, there is something for every child to enjoy. Leprechaun footprints Photo credit: kinderart.com Age: 4–6 Materials: Green crayons Crayons of other ...

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How Pets Affect Children’s Lives

The adoption of a pet into a family for the sake of young children is very common in many homes. Over 71 million American households (62%) have a pet, and most people think of their pets as members of the family. Therefore, as the size of the typical family household in the United States decreases, ...

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