Archives for June2015

Keeping Your Kids’ Brains Active Once School is Out

What student isn’t excited about summer break? Sleeping in, sunshine, swimming, sports, activities, friends – who can beat it The downside to summer break is possible ‘brain drain.’ According to …

Wonders of the Night Sky: Introducing Kids to the Ancient Art and Modern Technology for Stargazing

On a new moon night in 1986, a family in the San Fernando Valley got into their station wagon at 8pm. The sun had already set when they reached the …

Big Time Fun from the Big Top! ABC Circus for Early Readers

There is pretty much nothing more inspiring to kids than a circus. The big top has it all: dancers, animals, wild costumes, clowns, dazzling music, impossible performances. Everything about the …

Four Rainy Day Activities that Every Age Child Can Do

When weather interferes with big plans to get some whole family exercise and entertainment, the default is often lying around watching movies and eating carbohydrate-rich snacks. And while everyone loves …

Unique Ways to Show Dad How Awesome He is: Some Craft and Gift Ideas for Father’s Day.

Gone are the days of cuff links and pipes. Hook Dad up this year with some fresh ideas. Dads work really hard, and often don’t get the same quality time …

Calming Techniques to Soothe the World-weary Mind for Parents

Modern life with its 24-hour news stream, smart phones and computers continually pumping more information into view, makes it increasingly challenging to focus on our individual lives. And even there, …

5 Life Hacks for Having an Easy Breezy Summer with the Kids

When it starts to get sweaty, let cooler heads prevail with some easy ways to beat the heat. For most of us the summer is a really busy time: lots …