Picasso to Monet: Teaching Art to Your Kids

My daughter just went through an art segment at school, in which she learned about famous artists. Her class read a kid-friendly book about the artist, studied a painting by the artist, and then attempted to recreate… read more

The Art of a Thank You Note

As parents, we have many lessons to teach our children. One that I’ve made a point to work on with my kids is the art of a “thank you” note. It’s important to instill this in… read more

Baseball Mom Tips: Always Be Prepared

It’s that time of year…baseball season. Soon, you’ll be spending more days on the baseball field than off. With two boys playing on three teams, I have got to get my act together. I need to be… read more

Get Kids Bug-Eyed About Learning

While bugs are often viewed as creepy things people want to avoid, they really are fascinating creatures. They have incredible abilities and features for their small size. Some bugs are super strong, such as the horned dung… read more

Best of Toy Fair: Autism Pick Aura

One of the more challenging toys for most children on the Autism spectrum are traditional RC (remote control) toys. The remote control device can be hard for kids to navigate because many controllers have two… read more

Putting It All Together: Puzzle Fun!

Sometimes it’s great to plan elaborate family excursions and experiences. Other times, it’s nice to find a low-key way to spend time together, like having a movie night, or doing a puzzle. There’s a sense… read more

Activities and Ideas for School Vacation Week

School vacation week can, let’s face it, be a dreadful time for parents and kids alike. When school vacation is also in the cold, dark winter, kids can be bouncing off the walls. As parents,… read more