When and How to Teach Your Toddler about Colors and Shapes

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Teaching your toddler about shapes and colors is an important step in their early development, because it helps them to define and organize much of the world they see around them. Whether your child is looking at a rectangular building, a circular plate, a green tree or a blue sky, being able to recognize shapes […]

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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

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If your child’s big kindergarten debut is right around the corner, more than likely you’re feeling a little stress regarding whether or not your little one has developed all of the skills needed to thrive in this new environment. While there is no perfect or foolproof formula that will indicate whether or not a child […]

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Learning Games and Activities to Help Your Kindergartner Succeed

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As the parent of an energetic kindergartner, no doubt you’re looking for ways to keep your child in “learning mode” all the time. During this phase of your child’s life, their cognitive and mental faculties are growing at an astounding rate, and the more you can feed their hungry mind using creative and engaging methods, […]

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Why It’s Important to Establish a Bedtime Routine with Your Toddler

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Even if you’re a new parent, it doesn’t take long for you to realize that establishing some type of daily routine or structure will help eliminate a lot of chaos and stress in your life. Once you’ve survived a few meltdowns – from your child and possibly yourself – the importance of creating and adhering […]

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6 Tips for the First Morning of Preschool

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Bringing your child to a day care center for the first time is an important step for your family and with any new transition comes a little bit of anxiety and “jitters” about what the future holds. Keep the following six tips in mind to help make your first morning of child care as smooth […]

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5 Summer Snacks Your Kids Will Love

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For most families, summertime is synonymous with fun, sun, and plenty of indulgent snacks. Try as we might, it’s not always easy to keep kids fueled with summer snacks that are both nutritious and delicious. Below are some creative ideas for healthy summer snacks that your kids will love. 1. Homemade Fruit Popsicles Chop up […]

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7 Top Tips for Sunblock on Your Kids

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While soaking up the sun is practically the name of the game during the summer, those intense rays of light can wreak havoc on your child’s skin if you’re not protecting it with some sort of sunscreen. Below are some handy tips for choosing and using sunblock on your kids, so that you can keep […]

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How to Deal with Summer Camp Homesickness

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When your child is away at summer camp, homesickness can often set in, especially if it’s their first time being separated from the familiar comforts of home. The summer camp blues are perfectly normal; in fact, the American Psychological Association reports that roughly 90% of kids who spend time away from home experience some form […]

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Safety Tips for Crowded Theme Parks

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As the summer kicks into full gear, families all over the country will begin flocking to theme parks in droves. While these captivating environments are designed for families to have epic amounts of fun, there are also some safety hazards that you should be aware of as well. Below are some tips to help your […]

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5 Ways to Reconnect with Your Kids on the Weekends

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The modern American family is extraordinarily busy during the week. Between school, work, homework, and all kinds of extracurricular activities, most families are running from one obligation to another without spending very much quality time together. So how can you reclaim some of this time that seems to melt away during the weekly grind? Below […]

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