The ghosts, spiders, and zombies that show up everywhere during Halloween can be a little scary for little ones. Why not try a few eyeball-themed crafts and decorations instead? It's easy to make eyeballs lean towards the silly rather than the creepy, and even the smallest art.... read more
The bad news, of course, is that your kid is sick, but the good news—once you get past the extra-icky stuff that sometimes accompanies childhood illness—is that you and your child, right in the middle of the day, get to spend some much-cherished one-on-one time together. A.... read more
The costumes are picked out, the candy is ready in a bowl, now all you have to do is make your plans for the big night. Trick-or-treating is on the agenda, for sure. But what else does your family like to do? For us, it's usually a pizza and a movie while we answer the door fo.... read more
Two months into the school year, has your child had a sick day yet? If not, can you feel one coming on? The season of coughing and sniffling is definitely here. None of us wish for our children to get sick, but does anyone else secretly not mind terribly when your kid has to.... read more
Has your preschool roped you into planning the Halloween party yet? Or do you love all things spooky so much that you've invited a bunch of costumed two- to six-year-olds over for a pre-trick-or-treat celebration at your house?Either way, let us help! Our Savvy Activities Enc.... read more
The topic of Halloween candy is so sticky for parents that I address it in all of my books. Here's what I said in Your Child's Weight: Helping Without Harming Chapter 4, ''Help without harming with food selection.'' ''Treat candy the same way you do other sweets. Your child ne.... read more
Halloween is a time for ghosts and goblins, costumes and candy. It's also a great chance to explore the spookier side of science with your kids. Below are some spooky, creepy, gross, and smart ideas for experimenting with your kids this Halloween. An Eerie Glowing Sidewalk.... read more
There's a reason fairytales and fantasy books are set in nature. Leafy woods, rolling hills, twisted trees, and clear waterways take on a magical dimension when the day ends and long shadows create fanciful shapes around us. With the right story to tell, a few treats to savor .... read more
Halloween is the time of year for all things spooky and slime is a great way to make skin crawl and have fun at the same time. Below is the basic recipe for making slime along with a few fun variations. Here's to a creepy, slimy Halloween!Basic Slime Recipe2 cups cornstarch1½.... read more
One of the joys of being a parent is getting to do the fun kid stuff all over again. Stuff like sharing Easter baskets, making valentines, and dressing up for Halloween. You can hardly wait to dress up your nine-month-old in that lion costume and parade her around the neighbor.... read more
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