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    Tangrams for Kids – Help Your Child Develop Spatial Skills

    Tangram might sound like a funny word but there’s nothing funny about the way tangrams can help your children develop their math and spatial skills. Tangrams are puzzles designed to get you thinking about strategy and putting together larger pictures of a product. They are founded in Chinese teachings and are used by many a […]


      One Stick at a Time – Popsicle Stick Crafts

      Don’t think about the glue and the mess: think about the fun you can have with a bunch of popsicle sticks and a little bit of imagination! Children love to build with non-conventional materials, and popsicle sticks aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon. Make a trip to your local craft store or dollar store and load […]


        Mancala Games – How to Promote Math and Strategic Thinking Skills

        Quick Summary The games of Mancala have been entertaining young and old for thousands of years . Essentially these ‘count and capture’ games have proven to assist in the development of strategic thinking and mathematics in kids.   I bet you’re wondering just what the heck a Mancala game is and how the heck can it help […]


          Make Your Easter Egg Hunt a Success With These Great Ideas

          There are lots of times in a child’s life that they get to spread their wings and run like maniacs around a park or yard…but no time is as exciting as the annual Easter egg hunt! Here are 10 ways you can rock your next Easter egg hunt and ensure everyone has a great time! […]


            Write a Fun Story with your Child: 10 Ways to Start a Story

            The mind of a child is a beautiful thing: they can imagine endless possibility and not even understand possibility in the same moment. They ask questions and seek information without understanding that these actions are helping them learn. Children tell stories and make up funny anecdotes and don’t even know what anecdotes are: they are […]


              Coloring Book Pages For Girls

              With the emergence of digital technology, coloring pages for girls are becoming a thing of the past. Nowadays, parents prefer their kids coloring on tablets and smartphones instead of the traditional coloring pages. It is scientifically proven that kids coloring pages for girls have more benefits compared to digital coloring. This is because coloring enhances […]


                5 Great Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

                Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the adults in the family! Make the day about everyone in your family by including the kids in some fun activities about love and kindness. Here is a quick list of things you can do to get the whole family excited about Valentine’s Day – of course, the chocolate helps! […]


                  Best Lego Tables – 10 Great Ideas

                  If you’ve got Lego in your life you’ve probably struggled with when and where to set up your child’s creations. The kitchen table? No, you’ll just have to clear it off later to make dinner. The coffee table? No, it’s not big enough. Your desk? No, that won’t work either. The obvious answer is to […]


                    Turn Your Backyard into a Playground With These Cool Playhouse Ideas

                    One of the best parts about being a kid is that you are free to use your imagination and build whatever comes to your mind. Parents try hard to keep their kids moving and shaking and there’s a lot of opportunity right in your own backyard to keep the kiddies busy. Some of my favorite […]


                      Make Winter Fun With These 9 Activities For Kids

                      It happens every year, without fail: winter. Yet every year we seem surprised by how cold it is and how depressing the snow and cold can get. This winter, tackle those blues and keep the kids moving at a pace that ensures everyone sleeps soundly. Don’t be afraid to get outside and have fun! You’ll […]

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