One of the very favorite articles we've written here at The Savvy Source is 100 Things to Do Before Kindergarten. It captures all of the dreaming and hoping and planning that comes with parenting young children. It's a pre-elementary school life list of sorts. So we thought, w.... read more
We love following routines with our small kids. We make the rounds between home, school, park, errands, and play dates, and for the most part this keeps everyone content. But once in a while we get restless. We need a change of scene and so do our kids. Time for .... read more
This is what happens when the MTV generation grows up. We chronicle our lives in lists. We count down, like the old video marathons or Letterman's standby. We compile, rank, and shuffle. We enumerate, therefore we are.So, what's the point of all these lists? Is it just the emb.... read more
Something wonderful happens when your kids start to get just a little bit older—say 4 years old and up. The realm of shared interests between parents and children gets larger. You both start to enjoy more of the same things. Whether it's cards or board games, movies, music.... read more
Every year around tax time, we read articles about what kinds of financial records we need to keep, for how long, and in what format. And every year we think, yes, we can pretty much manage to keep track of our financial records. It's our personal records that we need help .... read more
Your pediatrician may well have warned you that your eighteen-month-old might start showing signs of some pretty vivid dreams. She may not have mentioned, however, that those dreams might swell into full-fledged nightmares over the next few years. Further, she may not have m.... read more
As any parent of a preschooler knows, there is plenty of journal material at hand. Our kids do something funny every day. They do something touching or strange or beautiful every day. They do something we want to remember every single day. And as much as we love to snap p.... read more
If your summer plans include time away from home, that doesn't mean that your children's learning needs to take a vacation. Help your kids practice verbal and writing skills by using postcards to capture the memories of your trip (even if the "trip" is to a local attraction). .... read more
Babies like to put every item within reach into their tiny mouths, just to see how they taste and feel. Toddlers enjoy ripping and breaking things, just to see how they are made. Preschoolers ask "why?" on average every fifteen seconds, just to figure out how things work. And .... read more
Left to their own devices at the beach, little children invariably turn into collectors. It it is almost impossible to leave a beach without a pocketful of shells, rocks, seaglass, sand dollars and plain old sand too. But we can't really blame them. Where else can you find so .... read more
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