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As much as you want to provide stimulating activities for your toddler, you are probably a little tired of cleaning up food, child-friendly paint, and just about anything else that creates a mess. Thankfully your salvation is here in the form of mess-free activities ideal for younglings! Review the following activities that provide your toddler …

Reading to your toddler is a wonderful thing that helps strengthen the bond between you and the child while also helping prepare the youngling for academic life. Use the following list of some of the best books for toddlers to get started! I Am A Bunny I Am A Bunny is a simple story about–you …

Make road trips fun for little kids by packing bags full of fun activities. Use the following ideas as inspiration to avoid “Are we there yet??” and similar questions you do not feel like answering because you have already driven hundreds of miles. Card Game Bag Fill a travel pouch with several different card games. …

If you’re a young mom, you probably feel a little overwhelmed…or a lot overwhelmed. Don’t panic, rather take it one day at a time and keep the following tips in mind. You might find you are a much better mom than you thought you would be! Listen to Them Listen to what your children say, …

Get your child used to helping out around the house from an early age with kid-friendly chores. The following chores are ideal for 4 and 5-year-olds. Pick a few for your child to do every week to establish a routine. Make the Bed Okay, your 4 or 5-year-old probably isn’t going to make his/her bed …

If you don’t consider yourself a particularly “crafty” person but want to ensure your children use their imaginations and are interested in the creative side of things, read on. There’s plenty of ways to encourage creativity in kids! Family Game Fun The next time the family gets together for a game, consider making up alternative …

Entertain your toddler using any or all of the following materials. Each option is cheap (which is always nice) and provides your toddler with the stimulation his or her growing brain needs. Read on, and be enlightened: Pom Poms Fuzzy pom poms in an array of colors are a great toy for toddlers. Use them …

Take a look inside your teen daughter’s backpack. Is it a disaster area? If so, help her organize her ‘pack and provide the following suggestions. She might resist at first, but she will appreciate your help once she sees the results! Planner Give your daughter a planner if she doesn’t have one. A planner is …

Trying to think of what to pack the kids for lunch is like trying to figure out what to plan for dinner: exhausting. Save yourself from this problem with the following lunchbox hacks. You will love them, and so will your kids. Freeze Peanut Butter Sandwiches Prepare and freeze a week’s worth of peanut butter …

Turn the old tree stump in your yard into a fun play area for the kids. Use the following instructions to create a fun and fantastic Tic Tac Toe board your younglings will enjoy all spring and summer long. What You Need Flat stones of about the same size Red, black, and yellow paint Sand …

Spring will be here soon enough, and with it the opportunity to enjoy many hours of backyard fun with the kids. Try the following DIY outdoor racetrack to provide your kids with a whole new way to race their lil cars and trucks. What You Need Same-size concrete stepping stones or similar flat stones (Look …

Help your children learn their way around the kitchen by getting them involved in cooking and baking projects from an early age. Use the following guide to assist you in giving your kiddies age-appropriate tasks while also fostering a love of cooking and healthy eating. Preschool (Ages 2 to 5) Stirring batter in bowls Pouring …

Don’t let a rainy day get your kids too down! Enjoy more rainy day activity ideas in Part Two of this series to ensure plenty of fun the whole day through. Do Puzzles Get out any puzzles you have to provide kids with a fun and stimulating activity. Make a display of puzzles, such as …

If it’s a rainy day and your kids are sad they can’t go out and play, use it as an excuse to teach “indoor fun.” Review the following ideas as fantastic inspiration for rainy day activities you and your children can enjoy anytime the weather is less than ideal. Have A Dance Party Throw on …

Enjoy fostering feelings of love and togetherness with your family by engaging in fun family activities every month. Create a list or simply brainstorm with fun things to do together. Use the following ideas as inspiration to get you started on a year full of great family times.   January Build snowmen Write thank-you notes …

Welcome to Part 2 of this series! Check out more fantastic family movies to enjoy with those closest to you. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone The first installment of the movie versions of Harry Potter does not disappoint. Harry learns he is no ordinary boy, but a wizard invited to learn at the prestigious …

Spending time together as a family doesn’t always have to mean engaging in sports play, going to museums, visiting relatives, cooking and baking, etc. There are also times when everyone is exhausted and zoning out in front of the television is a tantalizing idea. Relax and still spend time together by picking from the following …

Limiting screentime is easy when you make a few “rules” about it. Your kids might not even realize they’re missing time away from the television and computer when you implement the following! Keep a list on your fridge for kids to use prior to watching favorite shows or playing internet games. Reading Encourage reading by …

Use this simple yet super-fun sensory activity to keep your toddlers busy. It’s easy to set up and provides hours of fun, as kids will love getting their farm animal toys “dirty” and then scrubbing them clean. Enjoy making this activity pop: What You Need Plastic washing bin featuring two distinct sections Coffee grounds Plastic …

“Quiet time” activities for toddlers are ideal when you need to take care of the baby, write some emails, make dinner, spend a few minutes with your partner, etc. Fill a box with quiet time activities that you can pull from whenever you need to! Use the following ideas to inspire you. Puzzles Provide the …

  Welcome to Part 2 of this series! Check out more fun and goofy holidays to celebrate with your kids–there’s plenty to choose from every month! May The 4th Be With You Celebrate May The 4th Be With You on–you guessed it–May 4th. If your kids are huge Star Wars fans, they will loovvvve celebrating …

Keeping children occupied while waiting for a table or your meal in a restaurant doesn’t have to be difficult! There’s plenty of things you can do to distract your little ‘uns and subsequently prevent fussy meltdowns. Use the following ideas the next time you don’t feel like cooking and want to go out to eat. …

As exciting introducing a newborn baby to your fold is, it might prove a challenging time for your toddler. There’s a new baby in town, and while your toddler is likely very interested in the little human, don’t be surprised if the older child seems a little blue or sad. Help your toddler welcome his …

  Let’s face it, the dads in our lives do so much for us. Whether it’s our own fathers, grandfathers, husbands, brothers, or friends, they all try their hardest to make our lives easier and happier. They may work long hours to provide for their families, help cook, clean, and take care of the kids, …

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter—these may be the major holidays, but there’s dozens upon dozens of goofy holidays to celebrate every month! Check out some of the seemingly-endless “holidays” to choose from–kids will love it! Trivia Day Play trivia games on January 4th, or Trivia Day. Dig out Trivial Pursuit and any other trivia games you …

Winter may be a dreary time, but if there’s plenty of snow on the ground, there’s lots of opportunities for your kids to have fun. Use the following ideas to plan snow-tastic days for the younglings–just make sure they bundle up! Sea Of Snowmen Encourage the kids to make not just one, but a glittering-white …

Promote the importance of kindness to your children by encouraging them to be “randomly” kind. Try any of the following ideas, and feel free to use them as inspiration for other acts of kindness! Vending Machine Give your children spare change from the bottom of your purse to put in vending machines. Tell them doing …

Forts are a childhood pastime, whether indoors or out. If your children have shown signs of wanting to play in a fort or have flat-out asked you for “building materials,” use the following ideas to inspire your DIY efforts. Lit-Up Cardboard Box Use a hole punch or knife to make holes in the top of …

Need to keep your toddler occupied? Make a whole bunch of “busy bags” to give the child something to do when you need to work, cook, spend time with friends, clean the bathroom, etc. Use the following ideas as starting points and feel free to add to them or adjust them as you wish. Sponges …

Whether you’re flying home for the holidays or taking a trip with the kids any other time of year, a checklist is a very helpful thing. Very. Helpful. Use the following as your ultimate packing checklist. Make adjustments as needed to ensure you don’t forget anything! Clothing & Footwear Shirts Shoes Pants/Shorts Rain boots (if …

Help your toddler form excellent speech habits by putting the following tips into practice. Staying silent around your baby/toddler isn’t going to help anything–it doesn’t matter that the child cannot talk yet! Children absorb everything, and a house with chatty parents is definitely a great thing. With that being said, read on! Describe Everything Describe …

It’s your baby’s first Christmas, and even though the child is too young to understand the concept of Santa or anything else about the holiday season, you can still create a special stocking all about the little ‘un. Check out the following stocking stuffer ideas for baby’s first Christmas to enhance your holiday this year. …

Tired of picking up after the kids, or stepping on LEGOS or other toys that end in injury? Stop the madness now. Use the following tips to get your kids to pick up their toys every day…it IS possible! Make It A Game Set a timer to make a timed game out of toy pick-up. …

Inspire creative efforts early on while also keeping your 2-year-old entertained via simple craft ideas. The following options delight the senses and put your little ‘un on the path to creative success later in life. Rain Paint Craft Help your 2-year-old place kid-friendly paint globs on pieces of white paper on a rainy day. Use …

If you’re concerned about what to do with the family this winter that doesn’t include sitting in front of the television or computer screen, welcome to Part 2 of this series. There’s plenty of fun indoor options the whole family will enjoy. Take a look at a mere few possibilities to inspire your cold weather …

Welcome to Part Two of this series! Find more outstanding children’s book suggestions to add to your growing reading list. Instill a lifelong love of reading in your kids by sitting down with a classic story every night. Harold And The Purple Crayon A little boy named Harold explores worlds of his own making with …

If you don’t want to spend another winter in front of the television or computer screen while your family does the same, do not worry. Plenty of fantastic indoor activities for the whole family are out there, all of which allow you to say a temporary goodbye to technology and focus on having fun as …

Whether you’re an expecting mom or simply want to come up with a fantastic reading list for you and your kiddies, look to the following suggestions. Many are considered some of the greatest children’s books of all time, and allow you to share classic stories with your little shavers. Where The Wild Things Are The …

Are your kids bored? Whether they’re finished their homework and have down time before dinner, are wondering what to do on the weekends, or need holiday break activities, review the following ideas. You will never have to hear “Mom, I’m BORED!” ever again! Explore Nature Explore the backyard, nearby park, or other natural area together …

Help your preschool or kindergarten-age child learn the alphabet by engaging the little ‘un in assorted letter activities. The internet is full of fantastic activity options that help each letter of the alphabet resonate with your kiddie. Take a look at a mere few of the many creative ideas available. Alphabet Animals Start a project …