Parenting

Get Hooked on a Summer Book Series

Summer is a great time for kids and adults to do some fun reading. With long afternoons, travel lulls, and relaxing vacation days, get your elementary student hooked on a great book series! From listening to audiobooks during road trips to flipping through paperbacks on the beach, reading sparks the imaginative areas of the brain […]

The Importance of Hobbies

People often need a productive distraction from the pressures of daily life. Deadline-free in nature, hobbies are a great solution because they allow participants to engage in the activity at their own pace. Encouraging your child to pursue a hobby is a great way to build upon skills and reinforce concepts learned in the classroom and […]

Tips for Fighting Germs

Germs. They’re on every surface we touch and are quick to strike with an array of cold and flu viruses. Luckily, the transportation of germs is significantly slowed by frequent handwashing and the sanitizing of surfaces. Teaching your children – as early as possible – about the importance of handwashing and helping them to understand the […]

The Benefits of Snacking on Tomatoes

Home-grown or store bought, tomatoes are now in season and the selection abounds! Small or large (Cherry vs. Beefsteak variety), there’s a size and shape for everyone. Hundreds of different tomato varieties exist, and even colors can range from dark red to bright orange, or even purple when fully ripe. You might think tomatoes originate […]

10 Great Recipes for Kids in the Kitchen

Unassuming and ordinary, the kitchen might seem like an unlikely classroom. However, the kitchen acts as a hub of the American household, where family members mingle and munch together. Bringing your child into the kitchen not only teaches him or her necessary life lessons, such as how to boil water for pasta, or using flour […]