Looking for a fun summer diversion? How about one of these giant games for the backyard? Take your favorite board and computer games up a notch by creating jumbo versions you can play outside. And if you can figure out how to incorporate the hose and some water fun, all the … [Read more...] about DIY Giant Games for the Backyard
photo source: Ryan via Flickr Creative Commons Summer--we all love it and we all need a little time off. But your child can fall as many as four months behind in their learning during the short break of summer if we aren’t continuing to focus on learning. I affectionately call … [Read more...] about Stopping the “Summer Rust”: a Teacher’s Perspective by Stephanie Ingerman
I love berries in the summer, don't you? Right now the prices are lowering on strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries - and I'm excited. Here are five delicious breakfasts to help you use up those great berries and start your day. Berry-Banana Oatmeal Bake at Broke … [Read more...] about 5 Berry-Filled Breakfasts
source: jodimichelle via Flickr Creative Commons In this month's print issue of ParentLife, writer Emily Pardy urges us to grasp on to "Summer Sanity" by making a list of priorities and plans for the summer. Have you been doing that? I've been thinking a lot about how summer … [Read more...] about Planning for Summer
source: Ianus via Flickr Creative Commons You've heard stories of babies thrown in the water who come up swimming at six months. You've seen kids in the pool who look way too old to be wearing floaties. So when should a child learn how to swim? Here are some tips, although … [Read more...] about Is My Child Ready for Swim Lessons?