Looking to fill long summer days in the countryside or at home? All you need is ten busy fingers and a knack for crafts. Knitting is super fun for kids, teaches them a useful skill for life, and enhances their fine motor skills. If they get the hang of it by the time they get .... read more
Once school is over, how do you make the best of your summer vacations with children? Since kids are officially excused from sitting in a classroom all day, summer is the best time of the year to have some rock-n-rollin' time outside. Here comes the active vacations idea!Three.... read more
The day I bought a watercolor set for my girls, they started a nature journal. We stuffed it in their weekend backpacks and wherever we went on hikes, we always stopped somewhere for them to document the landscape or their thoughts on the journal. It was as easy as sit down, g.... read more
Math, meet books for children. Children, prepare to love math. When math collides with literature and fun, you never know what your kids will be up to. Will they start seeing their bedroom in geometrical shapes? Will they divide up oranges into quarters at the dinner table to .... read more
Each year my girls and a group of their friends look forward to Memorial Day weekend like it's the next big Disney theme park vacation. Only we all go on a camping trip, and the kids look forward to having a blast outside: roaming free around the campground, roasting marshmall.... read more
When you think of night hikes, do you think of crooked witches and monsters? Because you know, that's only in fairytales. Walking in the night with children is a whole different experience that stimulates all senses when everything is quiet and goes to sleep—or wakes up. Thi.... read more
Taking your kids to Europe might sound daunting, but it is an amazing opportunity where you can blend fun with culture, history, and art. Given the long and tiring journey, careful planning will go a long way in making the trip a smooth and efficient ride. Here are a few items.... read more
Since its creation in 1970, Earth Day has become an incredible incentive to take action and do something for our planet. It's so popular it's part of our kids' lives as much as any major holiday. Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, but to make the most of it, jumps.... read more
Want kids to connect with nature? They need to learn to love it first and any of these books will help you to plan your next nature exploration. When nature books are so good that they get made into a feature-length movie or stick with your child's memory through the years, th.... read more
In the classic book The Secret Garden, ten-year old Mary Lennox and her cousin nurse a secret garden back to life and discover happiness and health when the garden blooms and thrives, its pretty flowers attracting all sorts of busy pollinators in the sunshine. Indeed for youn.... read more
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