7 hilarious things every family can relate to

Sometimes I think my family is so weird because we do *insert alien-like behavior that absolutely no other family does*. We’ve all had this thought before whether we realize it not. This is OK though because every family has their own quirky, strange, this-is-why-we-can’t-invite-people-over kind of behavior. Read More: 7 hilarious things every family can…

Music improves baby brain responses to music and speech

A new study by scientists at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) shows that a series of play sessions with music improved 9-month-old babies’ brain processing of both music and new speech sounds. Read More: Music improves baby brain responses to music and speech | UW Today

Ways to get kids moving

Getting your children up and moving will not only benefit their health, it will also benefit their brains in many ways. For example, it should improve their attention spans, memory and learning. In a study by Charles Hillman of the University of Illinois, he found that third- and fifth-graders who scored highest in physical tests…

Summer Bucket List For Kids

When I was a kid, we didn’t have cell phones or tablets, and during the Summer months we would happily leave our televisions to sit unwatched for days inside our sweltering houses. With school out until September, all of the neighborhood kids would wake up every morning with the sun, slurp down a bowl of…

4 Tips for Summer Planning on A Budget

Summer is approaching faster than you might think.  Before you know it the kids will be wrapping up the school year and eager to make the most of their time away from the classroom.  Are you ready? Parenting Coach and Writer Chrissy Khachane shares some great tips for all parents. Read More: Mommy Monday: 4…

Help Your Child Avoid Summer Brain Drain 

As the school year winds down, students turn their minds to summer-break staples such as sleeping in, lazing around the pool or hanging out with friends – the harbinger of summer brain drain. “As a teacher, I knew when classes started up in the fall that many of my students would require a brain reboot…

Knowing your child’s learning style will help her succeed

Understanding your child’s specific learning style can leave even the most studious parent feeling lost. Althea Penn, the director of Shepherd’s Academy for Excellence in Teaching in Snellville, works with parents and teachers to help them better understand how kids learn. “A learning style is the way your child processes information and demonstrates what they…

DIY for kids: Homemade bird feeders

School vacation week is a great time to get the whole family involved in activities and crafts. Mom blogger, Courtney Caligiuri, shares tips for creating two different bird feeders. Read More: DIY for kids: Homemade bird feeders

The best places to take the kids this summer in Europe

Family holidays will always be stressful to organize, but the best way to get the most out of your holiday is to take a trip to some of the best child friendly cities in Europe. When travelling round Europe, you will find there are so many activities, things to see and do for children of…

15 ways to foster your child’s creativity

Children are naturally creative. But rules, social norms and unrealistic goals can quickly erode their efforts. Here are 15 ways to keep children’s creative juices flowing. Read More: 15 ways to foster your child’s creativity | The Tribune

5 things parents can do to stop bullying in school

Recent news of bullying has worried parents of young children. Here are some things you can do if your child is being bullied in school. Read More: 5 things parents can do to stop bullying in school – Star2.com

Hiking with Kids: 7 Tips for Getting Outside this Summer

It’s a battle many parents know well: getting their kids off the iPad and into the great outdoors during summer break. The solution, according to researchers and outdoor advocates? Take a hike — even one close to home. Getting the most out of the outdoors doesn’t require a weeklong backpacking trip. And for many families,…

Free printable Littlest Pet Shop coloring pages, toy pets activities for kids

Virtual toy pets are favorite children’s playthings. Neopets, Webkinz and Littlest Pet Shop characters are favorites. Littlest Pet Shop is a series of small bobble-head toy pets with large anime-like eyes that resemble Precious Moments cartoons. Visit Littlest Pet Shop toy pets homepage for free printable Littlest Pet Shop activities for kids. Here are free…

10 Fun Brain-Building Spring Activities

Spring is in full bloom! It’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the sunny, gusty, and rainy weather this season brings. Here are 10 learning activities to help you do just that! Source: 10 Fun Brain-Building Spring Activities | Georgia Public Broadcasting