8 benefits of chess for children

Learning to play chess is one of the best things that children can do for their mental and social development; there are many benefits of chess for both children and adults, which range from cognitive benefits to improved socialization. Chess sets make for perfect gifts for all ages, not only because the game itself is … Read more

How to Teach Your Kids the Value of Education from an Early Age

How To Teach Your Kids The Value Of Education From An Early Age (overlaid over image of girl reading a book that glows with adventure)

Children are like sponges – capable of absorbing an incredible amount of information – even at a very young age.  If you want your child to truly value their education as they grow, then you’ll need to work on influencing the way that they think about education. As children grow, it’s common for them to … Read more

10 Myths About Kids And The Internet

Eventually, every kid starts to explore the world of the internet. It can become a serious problem for parents who don’t know what to expect from this development. There are a lot of myths about the internet that scare diligent parents. Let’s find out which of the popular myths about the internet are true. MYTH … Read more

Parenting Styles You Wouldn’t Want for Your Children

Becoming a parent can be one of the hardest jobs you’ll have. Apart from the responsibilities of clothing, feeding, and educating your kids, you’ll also need to be aware of your parenting style. This is important because the way you raise your children can spell the difference between them growing up to be well-adjusted adults … Read more

Oy, Elephants!: Author Interview and Review

Cover of Oy, Elephants! titled Book Review & Author Interview

Book Review: Oy Elephants! Deborah Stevenson has written another fun story! This time, it’s full of whimsical imagination and is sure to be a crowd pleaser with elementary school aged children. Oy, Elephants! starts off with Joel heading off for a trip to visit his grandparents in Florida over summer break. He likes visiting his … Read more

How Mistakes Enhance Learning

How Mistakes Enhance Learning

How Mistakes Enhance Learning No one wants to be wrong. No one wants to make mistakes. Despite our wishes, though, mistakes happen. And as uncomfortable as it can be to call out the wrong answer in class or answer an entire section on an exam incorrectly, these moments in life are crucial to learning – … Read more

Active Kids: Three Awesome Ways to Keep Your Kids Moving

Three Awesome Ways To Keep Your Kids Moving. Active kids grow into active adults.

Three Fun Ways to Have Active Kids The art of raising active kids has changed. Not very long ago children were free to be independent, active kids, playing outside all day. Now, with school or daycare, homework, laws in some areas against unsupervised children playing outside (even in their own yards!), we as parents need … Read more

52+ Indoor Activities With Kids

52+ Fun Indoor Activities With Kids.

A year of Weekly Indoor Activities With Kids Sometimes I find that although I finally have time for fun, and I’m not mentally weary from stress I just don’t know what fun things to do with my kids, especially when the weather is crummy. In that spur of the moment, I can’t think of any … Read more