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Tips for Hiking with Kids of All Ages

Hiking is a favorite pastime for people of all ages. It is a wonderful way to absorb some natural vitamin D and get tons of fresh air. Added bonuses are getting exercise while enjoying the beauty of the natural world around us. Going hiking with kids however can be somewhat challenging if you have never done so or are not properly prepared! We have compiled a list of some of the most important things to do in preparation.  Also, there are some ideas for keeping the hike fun and engaging for everyone no matter their age! Length of Your Hike When planning out your hike with kids, one of the first things to determine is the length of the hike. While young kids always seem to have a limitless supply of energy, hiking may use different muscles than they are used to. A good way to decide how long your hike should…

Staycations Solve Spring Break Problems

This is one of those times of the year when parents almost dread the fact that their kids are out of school. Why? It’s because they have to find something to occupy their time, especially if they still have to work every day. For those who can take the time away from work and spend it with the family, I want to encourage you not to dismiss the idea of a staycation, even during Spring Break, and here’s why. Traveling during Spring Break is EXPENSIVE Tourism is at its peak during Spring Break, so the hotel, entertainment, and hospitality industries look to make a lot of money from travelers. This drives up the prices of everything from gas to food prices. Yes, there are deals out there, but they are usually “get them when you see them” and can run out very quickly. You can create a staycation experience that…

8 Water Play Activities for Babies and Toddlers

There’s something oddly calming about a simple act of splashing water everywhere, isn’t it? For kids, water play activities present the perfect opportunity to actively explore with all their senses, enhance fine and gross motor skills, and have fun while doing so.  Babies can start playing with water right out of the womb. As they grow older and consequently, develop better hand-eye coordination, you can introduce them to a whole new bunch of engaging water play activities involving STEM toys, water guns, sprinklers, sponges, etc.  If you are looking for water play ideas that are a perfect combination of learning and entertainment, you have landed on just the right page. Here are 8 wicked good water play activities kids won’t be able to stop playing –  Water Relay Race How about kicking off the list with something the whole family can enjoy? Relay races are fun and…

Top 7 Ways on How to be a Fun Mom to Your Child

Sometimes, it is not easy to find time to have fun with your kids. With the hectic pace of life today and all the housework you need to finish, the time available to spend with our kids is limited. Being a mother is a huge responsibility. As a parent, your job is to create a healthy and happy environment for your kid. One way to do that is to take time to have fun with them. It can help develop trust and respect among your family and instill good values in the child. Here are seven tips on how to be a fun mom to your child: 1. Make Arts and Craft Together Art is one way through which a person can communicate ideas, emotions, and experiences. If you have a child who loves art, you can enroll together in a painting workshop so both of you can learn more…

Easy Ways to Keep Your Toddler Entertained

We all have those days where our to-do list seems a mile long yet we have an adorable toddler who wants all of our attention!  While it is obvious that you cannot be in two places at once, that does not mean all hope is lost.  Toddlers are naturally curious and active, ready to explore the world around them.  This is great for development but not so great when you have a sink full of dishes or mountains of laundry to fold and put away!  Here are some easy ways to keep your toddler entertained while you knock out that list. When you are trying to get chores done inside, it is easy to keep your toddler in the same room with you by simply blocking the doorway with a baby gate.  Okay, this keeps them in the room but how to entertain them?  Toddlers love to think they…

7 Strategies to Help Your Kids Become More Responsible

Good parents have similar feelings and goals for children. We look at our children with care, concern, and hope. We want them to be the best versions of themselves they can be. Most of all, we want them to be self-sufficient long after we’re gone. One of the keys to helping our kids survive and thrive in this wacky, crazy world of ours is by teaching them responsibility. And it’s often a challenging concept to teach. This article will give you seven simple strategies that are highly effective at guiding your kids toward becoming responsible. Communication is Key If you want to teach kids to be more responsible, you’ll first need to communicate on a level your child can understand. First, realize that young children don’t grasp sarcasm. They don’t begin to understand it until their teen years, which is probably one reason many teens come off as so sarcastic…

How to Entertain Toddlers – A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

Having a toddler means you know all about a fussy child. Because this is the age when children get distracted very easily and tend to have tantrums the most.  It’s important for the parents of a toddler to know how to keep him entertained so they don’t start throwing bad tantrums too often. Here we have got 20 ways to keep your little love entertained throughout the day. Try them and you are gonna get a happier version of your own child. 1. Play Taste Test with Your Kids Get your inner chef in action. Make different food items for your children and let your kids be the judge. They will love the taste testing game. Meanwhile, you can take care of your toddler’s health by making nutritious food. Try simple vegetables and fruits that are good for children. That way your kid’s required diet will be achieved without…

Fun Indoor Activities for Your Kids

Kids need simulation. Childhood stimulation is crucial for a child’s brain development. One of the ways that children acquire skills they are going to need in life is via all sorts of activities. When kids play, they not only engage in doing things during their free time. Play also helps kids in other ways. A child can learn how to interact with their peers. Children also learn about the world around them. Kids who are given time to play also have a chance to exercise. That helps them get rid of their excess energy and become fitter at the same time. Many children love spending time in the open air. However, this isn’t always possible when there are difficult weather conditions. Mom life means figuring out solutions to problems and making great indoor activities for both cold and warming weather. Kids who can’t play outside should have indoor activities instead.…

Educational Printables

Educational printables can come in handy when it comes to helping children learn and practice various skills. Writing, math, reading, and fine motor skill practice are just a few examples of what you can use educational printables for. Whether you are homeschooling or just looking for extra practice worksheets to help fine-tune their skills, these educational printables can be helpful when learning.  Included in this list of free educational printables is a variety of different learning subjects. The subjects range from math to science and learning the alphabet. Many also include games to go along with them to help to make learning fun and not so boring. Writing with LEGO Letters Fun for both preschool and kindergarten-aged children, this LEGO writing printable pack includes helps children build the letter with the LEGO, trace the letter, and then practice writing the letter. Printable Science Experiment Worksheets Kids will love these fun…

Summer Travel Tips With Young Kids

You are about to embark on a summer adventure with your family, kids in tow. Planning ahead and being prepared for the unexpected is always a smart idea when it comes to traveling with little ones. Most likely the first thing at the top of your travel plans list is to pack, am I right? And don’t forget the sunscreen! Here are some helpful suggestions on other things to consider when traveling with young kids. Running out ideas for summer? Here’s a list of 65 Summer Bucket List Ideas With Kids! Nighttime Travel Your bags are packed, the itinerary set, and you’re ready to load up the little ones and be on your way for some exciting summer travel!  One of the most helpful things when traveling with young kids is to start out a little before bedtime.  Driving through the night will allow you to travel further with fewer…