Melissa’s Playbook: 77 Ways to Play Outside This Summer

This is part of a series of posts from our very own Melissa where she shares her thoughts and tips on play and on nurturing the magic and wonder of childhood. . Go and open the door. Maybe outside there’s a tree, or a wood, a garden, or a magic city.” — excerpted from “The Door,” […]

Apple Printable Coloring Page for Kids

Have you ever gone to an orchard or local farmer’s market, where you can select fresh vegetables, and actually pick fruit right off the trees? Combine your harvest with some fresh herbs and the right recipes, and you can have some really delicious things to share with the family. In case you aren’t able to dash off to an orchard […]

Sweet Treats Printable Activity Pages

It seems like everyone loves something sweet to eat, whether it’s ice cream, cookies, chocolate milk or some other favorite treat. Whether summer, winter, spring or fall, it’s easy to find a reason to celebrate with delectable sweet treats. We’d like to share two sweet treats printable activity pages with you . . . Color […]

Introducing International Foods to Kids!

This post about introducing international foods to kids is brought to you by our guest writer and special needs consultant Dr. Melissa Liguori, Ed. D. It is sometimes hard to admit, but very often our children eat foods WE like. If a parent models healthy eating and often has a wide variety of fruits and […]

Shamrock Maze & Rainbow Printable Pages

We’re excited about St. Patrick’s Day, so we’re sharing these festive printable pages to help your family celebrate! It’s time for the “wee” ones to take out their favorite colors of crayons, pencils or markers – even glitter glue – and start creating something wonderfully fun. Click on the pages below to print your own copies. […]

Sight Word Stamping

This post is brought to us by our guest blogger Dayna at Lemon Lime Adventures. Sight words are some of the most important parts of learning to read. Some might even say they are the building blocks to reading and writing. That’s why I’m excited to share some of our favorite ways to make learning […]

Getting Kids Packing for Travel!

Ways of getting kids packing for family travel, from our guest blogger Dayna at Lemon Lime Adventures. It’s that time of year again. School is letting out, the kids are home, and the weather is perking up. What better time than now to plan a family vacation. But everyone knows that planning a family vacation […]

5 Tips for Raising a Musically Minded Child

Check out these tips from guest blogger Katie Heap of Live Craft Eat, for raising a musically minded child! There is a lot of research that shows how music can help children in multiple ways: academically, socially, and creatively. The trick is getting them to want to learn about and become interested in music in the first place. […]

Planning a DIY Birthday Party

Make planning a DIY Birthday Party simple and fun, with these great tips from special Guest Blogger Julie Kieras of Happy Strong Home. Throwing any birthday party, whether a simple special dinner and cake or renting a couple hours at a play spot, involves some thoughtful planning and preparation. If you’re looking to reduce costs or showcase […]