"Where do fairies live?"If your four-year-old has not asked you this question yet, it is sure to be on the tip of her tongue any day now.Depending on how you answer, the query can lead your little one on to a wonderful outdoor art project: building a fairy house.Fairies usual.... read more
You don't need elaborate game sets or one of those huge, inflatable pseudo water parks to have fun in your own backyard this summer. You already have the makings for a fun day outdoors in your kitchen, garage, and linen closet.The Olympics are returning next summer, and we're .... read more
No, you cannot have ice cream for breakfast. No, you cannot wear your superhero cape to Grandma's house. No, you cannot splash in the puddles. No, you cannot paint the dog blue ... As a parent, there are some days when it feels like somebody cut our pull string and now all .... read more
Summer's half over? Says who? Some of us are just getting into the swing of vacation! No one wants to contemplate summer's end when it seems like the fun has only just begun. If you agree, just look away quickly, put your fingers in your ears and sing "lalala." On the other .... read more
Tomorrow is July 15, and that means that summer is quickly getting away from us and the first day of school will be here before we know it. But we are determined to make the most of the last few weeks! All those things still on the list from the beginning of summer? We're do.... read more
Let’s start with a little compare and contrast.Last fall, we signed my seven-year-old up for a parent-run soccer league. She was working on soccer skills in her gym class at school, and we imagined that she would enjoy a bit of real game practice. Most of.... read more
It's been a long winter. A long winter of carting the kids around to various indoor activities so they can get their sillies out. Or bundling them up in countless layers and wrestling with skis and skates just to get a bit of outdoor exercise. Has anyone else missed the playgr.... read more
Even though it is still July, we’re already starting to think about school. Just a few stray thoughts here and there, but thoughts nonetheless.My five-year-old will begin kindergarten in September, just 47 days from today. And while she’s more focused on swimming .... read more
We are staring down the long, dark tunnel of another cold, cold winter, but we here at Savvy Source may have found your salvation. Unbored Games by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen contains everything you need to combat cabin fever, no matter how long you're stuck insid.... read more
Part of the magic of early childhood is that it seems like a time of infinite opportunity. These kids could become anything! Dream big, work hard, and the sky's the limit. The "hard work" part will come later (we hope), but it's never too early to start cultivating a c.... read more
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