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The 20 Best Halloween Costumes for Kids

By sara / September 28, 2017

Halloween is quickly approaching. Is your family ready? If not, we’ve got you covered. Your kids will be ready to collect all of the candy in the neighborhood in no time with these awesome costumes.  Our list is chalked full of  the hottest trends for 2017 as well as some timeless classics looks as well. 20. […]

The 25 Best Children’s Books about Immigration

By sara / September 21, 2017

If your children are anything like mine, they are hearing discussions of immigration and refugee status on the news, on the playground, maybe even quoting everyone’s favorite Musical, “Immigrants, we get the job done!”  Your children may have a lot of questions about immigration and migration and where do you go for those answers?  Our […]

The 6 Best Exercise Games & Indoor Activities for Kids

By Rebecca / August 1, 2017

Exercise is imperative for people of all ages. The benefits of moving around are plentiful and will lead to a healthier way of life. Most people just think of children exercising as a way to burn off their extra energy so that they will get a good night’s sleep. However, it is much more than […]

The 10 Best Educational Movies That Kids Will Enjoy

By Rebecca / July 31, 2017

We all know how fun games and movies like Toy Story are but sometimes it is better to get kids interested in more educational movies. Teachers have the unique ability to harness the power of visual learning tools such as movies and educational films to bring about an array of intellectual stimuli that serve to […]

The 15 Best Cookbooks for Children

By Rachel Romonosky / July 14, 2017

Getting your children in the kitchen from a young age will help them develop healthy eating habits early on in life. These cookbooks for children are full of quick and easy meals and are a great way to get your children involved in making the food that they eat. They will have so much fun […]

The 25 Best Educational Videos for Babies

By Rachel Romonosky / July 7, 2017

It is important to start teaching your children basic skills very early on in their life. These videos are targeted towards babies ages 1 – 3 years of age. YouTube is becoming a very popular platform to watch videos on and it can be a great resource for parents that are looking for educational videos […]

The 15 Best Children’s Books About Telling the Truth

By sara / June 30, 2017

Honesty can be hard to come by these days. We need to raise the next generation of honest people in the world. The best way to do that is to teach them young. This list of books will be a fun and easy way to teach your children the importance of being honest. These stories will […]

The Best 2017 Summer Reading Books K-5th Grades

By sara / May 22, 2017

It’s every kids favorite time of the year…SUMMER VACATION. That means that they will have a lot of time on their tiny little hands. Reading is a great way to spend some of their newly discovered free time. Reading will help them increase their reading level and it will also help them calm down from […]

The 10 Best Easter books for Children

By sara / April 12, 2017

These books are perfect last minute items for your children’s Easter baskets. They are going to be full of sugar from all the fun Easter activities and these books are a perfect way to calm them down from all of the excitment. These books are perfect to read to them before or after the bunny […]

The 10 Safest and Most Educational Smartwatches for Kids

By Rebecca / April 3, 2017

Kids these days are growing and advancing alongside new wearable technology that is designed to keep them busy, connected, and knowledgeable. Smartwatches are gaining in popularity and have many integrated features that range from a simple calculator to motion sensors and video recording functions.The materials used to make these watches are durable and designed to […]

Are You Prepared For an IEP Meeting?

By sara / March 3, 2017

If you have a special needs child, the prospect of an IEP meeting can fill you with dread. Sitting in a room full of teachers and experts, while listening to what you child is doing wrong, is not anyone’s idea of a good time. If you do your homework and come prepared, an IEP meeting […]

Childhood Education: What to Eat During Pregnancy for Intelligent Babies

By Rebecca / February 22, 2017

What to eat during pregnancy for intelligent babies is something that more and more parents are considering. As we all know, prenatal nutrition is essential to the development of an unborn baby. Prenatal vitamins, in addition to a good diet, are excellent ways to improve the health of the mother and the child. Prenatal vitamins […]

A Guide To Adaptive Toys for Special Needs Children

By sara / February 10, 2017

Adaptive Toy Solutions  As a parent of a special needs child, you encounter challenges at every turn. Depending on your child’s abilities, simple tasks can become frustrating experiences for your little ones. Even choosing a simple toy for your child can be overwhelming as each child can respond differently to different stimuli, even if they […]

The 50 Most Educational Family Vacation Ideas

By sara / February 10, 2017

When considering your next family vacation, a lot of emotions can come over you. Excitement, stress (lots of stress), and happiness at the thought of spending time with your family. It is important to pick a vacation spot that everyone in your family will enjoy, which can be difficult depending on your children’s ages and […]

The Best Educational Board Games for Kids

By Rebecca / January 26, 2017

The best way for a child to learn is through hands-on experience and fun. Board games are capable of increasing a child’s brain power and skills while being able to spend much-needed quality time with the family.There are several benefits to playing board games: Learn the concept of following the rulesDeal with moral problems and […]

The Best Computer Kits for Kids

By Rebecca / January 26, 2017

Computer kits are an excellent way to begin building your child’s STEM skills. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These are all vital subject areas that play a critical role in your child’s development and future.STEM is a curriculum that is designed to teach your children in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. You […]

The Best Science Toys for Kids

By Rebecca / January 16, 2017

Science and other educational toys allow children to expand their minds and discover their imaginations. Children usually learn better when they can have hands-on experience, their attention is retained and they are engaged when they find their educational experiences to be interesting and enjoyable.Science toys for kids foster an appreciation and love for the concepts […]

The Best Engineering Toys for Kids

By Rebecca / January 16, 2017

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. These particular toys are good to help build an engineering skill set for children so that they can learn relevant subject matter for future careers in these types of fields. Engineering toys for children provide them with a fun and educational experience that encourages them to learn […]

The 10 Best Preschool Birthday Party Themes

By sara / January 5, 2017

We always want to make sure our kids have the best birthday ever! Choosing a fantastic theme is one of the best ways to guarantee your child and his or her guests have a great time and remember the party for years to come. To help you make the most of your child’s big day, […]

The 20 Best Audio Books for Kids

By sara / January 3, 2017

There is no question that reading to your child can help improve their reading skills while also giving you some one-on-one time with your little ones. Many parents have turned to audio books as a way to encourage reading as well. Audio books are beneficial as they can be used on long road trips or […]

The 10 Best Christmas Movies for Children

By sara / December 7, 2016

Get your family ready for the Christmas season with The 10 Best Christmas movies for Children. Some of these movies will get your children singing along to classic Christmas songs and the rest of these movies will have them captivated by the magic of Christmas. Grab a hot chocolate and sit by the glow of […]

The 10 Best Thanksgiving Kids Crafts

By sara / November 16, 2016

​The holidays bring family together and help us create lasting memories. But with family in town, preparing a big meal, and the unexpected surprises that inevitably arise, it isn’t always smooth sailing, especially when the kids get underfoot. If you are looking for ways to entertain your kids in the days leading up to and […]

The 15 Best Podcasts for Kids

By sara / November 11, 2016

In 2004, the first podcasting service set up shop. By June of 2013, Apple had hit one billion podcast subscribers and podcasts were becoming commonplace in classrooms. Paul Harris, an educational expert at Harvard, says podcasts are usually written off as viable options for children because most people assume kids need a visual component to […]

The Top 20 Children’s Books since 2013

By sara / October 19, 2016

Picking out a favorite story together and snuggling on the couch to read aloud, exploring the world through your imagination, is an activity that is emotionally rewarding and gives parents, grandparents, and caregivers the opportunity to bond with children. Family reading time is not just a way to spend quality time with one another. Although […]

15 Great Parenting Podcasts

By sara / September 22, 2016

Information on parenting is vast in our high-tech culture. Books, magazine articles, and websites all boast the latest, greatest parenting knowledge, and it can be overwhelming to weed through all of the words to find the true nuggets of wisdom. Another method of learning is podcasts, specifically those about parenting. In 15 minutes to an hour […]

The 10 Best TED Talks for Parents

By sara / September 19, 2016

Too often, the idea that children are the future is heard but rarely understood on a larger scale. Not only does this concept embody the fact that children will only get older and be responsible for the manner in which the world works, but it depicts that children are responsible for the influence of the […]

The 50 Most Educational YouTube Channels for Kids

By sara / May 26, 2016

​Finding educational shows for your children to watch can be hard to find. Finding an educational show that they will actually enjoy is even harder. YouTube is an excellent way to find educational content that your children will love. This list will allow you to find the right channel for every stage of your child’s […]

The Top 10 Reasons to Join Your Child’s PTO

By sara / June 20, 2014

Though many parents are short on time, they still have a strong desire to become engaged not only in their student’s education, but also in their environment at school. Perhaps the single best way to make this happen is to join the PTO, which has traditional stood for Parent Teacher Organization. As its name implies, […]