Close up of a girl wearing colorful loom bracelets.
    August 8, 2014
    Fun Ideas for After School Play!

    Older kids shouldn't be left out of play.  In fact, one of the benefits of having older children is that they often like to play the same things I do!  We love a good, competitive board game or a ro…

    A variety of colorful pom-poms
    August 6, 2014
    Playful Activities for Preschoolers

    Preschool is all about learning through play.  The learning activities aren't just about school skills, but also life skills.  These same playful learning ideas can be used at home. Finding activit…

    My Imaginary Spoon
    February 28, 2013
    My Imaginary Spoon

    I adore pumpkin pie. If I could have it my way, I would clean off an entire pie myself! Every Thanksgiving and Christmas I look forward to that first bite of creamy, pumpkin pie. But in the meantime, …

    5 Tips for Making Technology Safe and Fun for Kids
    January 11, 2013
    5 Tips for Making Technology Safe and Fun for Kids

    Technology has permanently and irrevocably invaded kids’ lives -- smartphones, tablets, portable media players, computers and connected video game systems fill there lives. Happily for today’s fam…

    The Ageless Possibilities of Imagination
    December 27, 2012
    The Ageless Possibilities of Imagination

    Walt Disney called it “Imagineering” and made imagining fun for all ages! Young children make sense of the world through play and by using their imaginations.  They learn social and emotional ski…

    3 Simple Ideas for Nurturing Your Child’s Independence
    September 26, 2012
    3 Simple Ideas for Nurturing Your Child’s Independence

    If you have a toddler, you’ve likely heard this phrase many times before: "Mommy, I do it.” They are four simple words that can be the start of a thrilling moment of development or the prelude to …

    Celebrating Good Health with Hearts N’Parks
    July 9, 2003
    Celebrating Good Health with Hearts N’Parks

    A summer festival in the park, splashing, swimming, enjoying new outdoor games, and old favorites… Dancing, biking, bouncing, jumping rope, roller-skating, playing volleyball or tennis or soccer…A…

    Your Child’s Brain
    March 11, 2003
    Your Child’s Brain

    March 10 to 16 is Brain Awareness Week. One important way to take care of your child’s brain is to protect it from injury. Thankfully, wearing helmets has become common and cool while riding bikes. …

    Roller Coasters, Amusement Parks, Injuries, and Neurologic Damage
    January 17, 2002
    Roller Coasters, Amusement Parks, Injuries, and Neurologic Damage

    Roller coasters are fun! Nevertheless, a study in the January 2002 issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine reported a disturbing trend in the rate of thrill ride injuries. (more…)…