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
Somewhere during their preschool years, most children will take some sort of interest in writing. Once they realize that people hold the power for getting across ideas with written words, it's very easy to get them excited about recording their own ideas. Writing consists of t.... read more
As the summer flies by, with beautiful days and memories receding in time, we occasionally feel little flashes of panic. How will we remember all these special moments? The way the sun turns the water into a dazzling shimmer; the kids exploring the woods and making up stories .... read more
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
In one week, we will be headed to Disney World. This is our third year to go, and by now, we've figured out a few tricks for making things go more smoothly and for getting the biggest bang, we feel, for our bucks. We've passed these tips along to many friends and thought we wo.... read more
There's nothing quite as captivating as a story of adventure on the high seas. So whether you're a confirmed landlubber or a seafaring type with your own tales to tell, be sure to share some of these wonderful yarns with your children. They are some of our very favorites!The M.... read more
The Fourth of July is a great time to be a kid with all of the fun, friends, family, food, and fireworks. Below are some ideas for Fourth of July crafts and snacks that you can make and enjoy with your kids. Kids love to wear things that they have made and July 4th t-shir.... read more
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