Activities for Children

Legos Unlocked: 15 Ways to Use Legos to Teach Math and Language Arts

Legos are great toys and one of the most creative tools that children can use.  Since children love them so much, they make for excellent Math and Language Arts manipulatives. For parents looking to offer new challenges to keep their kids learning,... Continue Reading

How My Son’s Ballet Lessons Are Helping Him Develop Character

I’m a big believer in learning through play. Little children learn best when their imaginations and hearts are in the forefront. This is why I love dance class for my son. From the time they can sit up, the tiniest... Continue Reading

16 Toys That Encourage Engineering Skills in Kids

I’m grooming my daughter to become an engineer. No, I’m not going to tell her what career or fields of study to pursue. But, I want to train her brain to tinker away at the world as she manouvers her way... Continue Reading

Why I Reclaimed My Relationship with the Outdoors as a Black Woman and Went Camping

I had always been curious about camping. Something about a tent, a fire, and marshmallows sounded like a lot of fun, but when I brought it up, no one in my family wanted to sleep on the ground outside when... Continue Reading

Why My 3 Year Old is Getting Knives for Christmas

Looking for a gift that will improve motor skills, increase confidence, and improve your kid’s diet? Consider knives. That’s what I’m getting my three year old for Christmas. My little man has been helping me in the kitchen for awhile... Continue Reading

Why I’m Conflicted About Taking My Kids to the Zoo

While the zoo may sound like the perfect family friendly outing, I’m not so sure about zoos. Sometimes during a zoo trip, I wonder what I’m really teaching my kids. Part of me enjoys seeing wildlife in person and another... Continue Reading

5 Fun Summer Activities that Cost Little Money And Keep Kids Entertained

One more week of school and I will have all 4 kids home for the summer. My two oldest have hit the age where the cost of fun is not fun anymore because we are paying full kid prices. Things... Continue Reading

10 Childhood Experiences I Want to Replicate For My Daughter

As my tiny princess journeys towards adulthood, I’ve come to realise that, in spite of my lofty aspirations and idealistic expectations, she will become who she wants to be. It is a hard pill to swallow, but we have to... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Introduce Your Child to Gardening and Urban Farming

Spring is finally here! To welcome the sun back, my two year old and I have been digging in the dirt. But this is more than just getting our hands dirty. We’re having fun science lessons outside. If you haven’t... Continue Reading

10 Toddler Toys That Can Be Made from Household Items

Many of us subscribe for weekly updates on our baby’s growth from the moment we know we are pregnant. These email campaigns highlight the various physical, social and emotional milestones we need to look for, while giving us tips on how... Continue Reading

10 Activities for the High-Energy Child

With winter being almost over, kids (and grown-ups!) are bound to be restless.  But it’s still too cold for people to be outside a lot.  For kids who are low-key, this might not be the biggest deal, but for active... Continue Reading

14 Free Activities That Burn Toddler Energy On A Cold Day

By Alicia Barnes, Brrrr, it’s cold outside. While the chilly temperatures make me want to curl up motionless under a blanket, they seem to energize my toddler. For my sanity and his nap’s sake, we’ve figured out these fun... Continue Reading

4 Shows that Both Mommies and Toddlers Can Enjoy

By Alicia of Now, before I start writing this, I’ve got to make a confession.  I watch television with my two and a half year old daughter.  For some people, this may not seem like much of a confession.  However,... Continue Reading

The Baby Playlist: 20 Songs that Mommy and Baby Can Enjoy

Music is a minor (okay, major) obsession of mine. If I wasn’t a blogger, I’d definitely try my hand at DJing 🙂 So when Noah was born I made a point to find music we could both enjoy. I could... Continue Reading

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