10 Apps That Will Teach Your Kid to Read

Love it or hate it, technology is here to stay, so why not take advantage of it? Teaching your child to read is one of the many wonderful things technology can help with. While much of a child’s reading skills are taught in school, if you want to help them get ahead, there are some … Read more

15 Alternatives to Candy for Goodie Bags

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Putting together a child’s birthday party is a lot of work. Even if you’re not being super extra with the decorations, you still have an exhaustive list of stuff to plan. One of the things I dread most is goodie bags, and maybe not for the reason you’d think.

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Best Spooky Bedtime Books for Kids Who Love Scary Stories

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My kids love scary stories, even at bedtime! They’re in first and second grade, so while we’re still very mindful about what’s read to them before bed, they love spooky books. Both my husband and I grew up with the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books. If you’ve been on my site, you’ll quickly realize we love Halloween just a bit. While our kids love spooky books, we didn’t want to traumatize them with the Scary Stories series, as it’s for far older kids.

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Mother Daughter Date Ideas for the Winter

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Are you looking for free mommy/daughter date ideas? You’ve come to the right place! Fortunately, many of these ideas will also work for Father/Daughter dates, Mommy/Son dates, or whole family fun!

As another year draws to a close and winter fully sets in, it can be hard to want to get up and go. Trust me, I get that — it’s due to be -16 °F as I write this!! Rather than setting your kids in front of the TV while you hide under blankets and cry over your holiday budget gone awry, why not use this quieter time of year and plan out a few Mommy/Daughter dates?

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The Best Non-fiction Dinosaur Books for Kids

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If your kid loves dinosaurs and reading about them as much as mine, you will want to pick up a few of these books! While we love picture and story books, especially when they were younger, we also appreciate non-fiction dinosaur books. It’s important to us as parents that our children love reading fiction and non-fiction; reading about dinosaurs is a great place to start!

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How To Make Money as a Kid: 25 Ways

Making money can be a fun and rewarding experience for children. There are many different ways they can do it too. This list is packed with novel ideas to encourage your child’s entrepreneurial development. If nothing else, these activities may kids inspiration to pursue new hobbies and discover their hidden talents! How To Make Money … Read more

20 Scary Stories For Kids To Entertain and Spook Them

Reading scary stories for kids aloud can be great for a Halloween story or any time of the year! It’s fun to watch kids getting wrapped up in the suspense of an eerie story with all the twists and turns thrilling tales have to offer. The following is a list of scary stories to tell … Read more

12 Fun and Simple Christmas Activities for Kids

Time with your kids is always well spent, but that is especially true during the holidays. Do-it-yourself projects can be overwhelming, but these Christmas activities for kids are simple and fun for the whole family. Most of the materials and items needed in these activities you will have in your home already, but if not, … Read more

11 Outdoor Activities With Kids For Nature Lovers

With all the technological advances of our time, the outdoors is starting to feel like a foreign environment. It’s not uncommon for kids to spend lots of time indoors on electronic devices. They are either playing video games, watching TV, or using the computer. The stats are staggering! As a parent, you understand the importance … Read more

19 Fun Springtime Toddler Activities

Spring is here, and it’s time to get your toddler outside to explore the world around them. To help you out, we have put together a list of 19 fun toddler activities to keep your toddler entertained while helping them learn something new. From outdoor nature scavenger hunts to indoor art projects, these activities will … Read more

LEGO Duplo: The Best Building Blocks for Toddlers

LEGO Duplo is a popular line of Lego sets designed for toddlers and young children. The Duplo bricks are larger in size than traditional LEGO bricks, making them easier for small hands to grasp and manipulate. In addition, their bright colors and simple designs are perfect for encouraging imaginative play and creativity in young children. … Read more