5 Physical Activities to Help Keep Kids Healthy

physical activities that help keep kids healthy

How do you keep your kids healthy? When I looked up possibly ways to keep my kids, and myself, healthy, I found three common answers: Eat well. Take care of your body [brushing, bathing, etc] Exercise. That doesn't mean diets or going on an exercise regimen. But it does mean to watch what goes into their mouth, keep up on their personal hygiene, and making sure they ...

Snip Santa’s Beard as Cutting Practice for Preschoolers

santa craft cutting practice

Strengthening little hands for future writing. I have becoming rather repetitive in saying this. Friends, family, parents of students, the mail carrier... any one who even mentions teaching little ones to print (and quite frankly many who do not ask, as well). The teacher in me truly believes that far before little ones should be expected to hold a pencil and print their letters, ...

Our 5 Simple Family Christmas Traditions + Yours

Some simple family Christmas traditions to try

I know. I know. You don't need anything more to do this Christmas! Especially not another family Christmas tradition to put into place. Just wait... These are simple ones, ones I bet you're already doing. What do you do every year? What are your family Christmas traditions? December is now upon us, Thanksgiving is behind us, and now it is holiday season in full swing. I ...

15 Best Gifts for Young Kids: Readers’ Favorites

BEST-GIFTS-FOR-YOUNG-KIDS

Do you have a hard time finding the perfect gifts for young kids in your life? Whether they're your own, or they're cousins, nieces or nephews. Its always tough for me to find gifts that are fun and something different, but yet something that will also get used. I've been having a hard time finding and deciding what to get my own boys this Christmas. I asked the hands on : as we ...