Best New Year’s Resolution Ever, for families!

If parents could make one New Year’s resolution that would have the greatest impact on their child in 2017, what should it be? From the standpoint of parent sanity, maybe it should be that children go to bed a half hour earlier in the New Year. Or it could be to eat more fruits and … Read more…

Telling the family story can be fun!

Summer is the perfect time for silly stories and lots of family fun! *Tell a story! Your children love to hear stories about you when you were their age. If you have trouble getting started, find some pictures to use as a guide. Or just focus on one childhood memory – the time you went … Read more…

Hey! It’s Almost Summer! Go Outside!

Get out of the house and have fun! Today we will bring Science play to the yard: *To be a Scientist, you need science equipment! Grab a pot, plastic bowl, or bucket 60 inch measuring tape, 5 feet of sting or rope, a personal jump rope, or a garden hose Magnifying glass (if you don’t … Read more…

It’s spring! Time to move playtime outside!

Winter can be cold and we all want to be toasty inside on those blustery days, but now spring is here and it is time to shake up our play routine! Give playtime a “happy shake” and push it out the door! *Grab your first cup of coffee and take it outside, or at least … Read more…

Building a memory: The Family Sleepover

We’ve been talking about making bedtime a simple and effective routine all month, now it’s time to switch that up! Once in a while, maybe once a month, have a family sleepover! Here’s how to make this a night your children will remember forever: First, everyone gets in their pajamas! Decide where you are going … Read more…