The prospect of travel elicits so many questions in a young child's mind. Any answers we give to our little ones' endless where, when, how far and how long questions are, however, invariably met with a puzzled face. And then more questions. Questions that really can't be an.... read more
In our parental zeal to minimize children's "screen-time," we sometimes forget what a magical experience a great movie can be. There are many truly wonderful films we want to share with our children—classics like Willy Wonka and The Wizard of Oz, or contemporary gems such.... 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
Young children love stories of the past, but history can be a hard thing for them to fathom. Too often school taught history leaves kids unmoved. How to get them into it? For that, you may need to hit the road.There are engaging historical sites all around the country, and pro.... read more
Watching a movie together on a cold winter's evening is something everyone in the family looks forward to. Except, that is, when it's the kids' latest animated obsession on repeat for the third time in so many weeks. Kids and parents can't be expected to see eye to eye on eve.... read more
It began just after my son's fourth birthday. His best young friend was over for a playdate. As soon as she walked in the door, they both conferred and then chimed, "Can we watch a movie?" I was disappointed that was what they wanted to do together. I wanted them to talk and l.... read more
The national parks of the United States are among this country's greatest treasures. They celebrate the beauty of the land and honor the people and events that have shaped it.Our National Park Service comprises 398 national parks, monuments, preserves, historic sites, and more.... read more
The movies. It's the definite article that distinguishes it from the everyday. The movies, even in your local multiplex, is old Hollywood. A whole different universe from the in-the-den variety of viewing. Your little one may lobby regularly to watch a movie (though he may cal.... read more
Planning a vacation isn't what it used to be. When we were younger and fancy-free, we could go and do, well, whatever we fancied. These days, our vacations are no longer our own. They also belong to our kiddos, and we must plan them accordingly. Vacation is finite and precious.... read more
I will never, ever, ever tire of indulging myself with Gyo Fukikawa's illustrations. Her characters and books are such instant sight memories for my childhood. The multicultural kids with their tiny dot eyes and adorable round faces. The little overalls and outfits and animals.... read more
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