Keeping children’s minds off of the carefully wrapped presents under the tree and the smell of fresh baked Christmas cookies can be extremely difficult. I have two toddlers, so I know the struggle is real! However, I have found that crafts are a nice distraction from it all.
It can be daunting navigating the toy aisle, or browsing online for appropriate toys for children under five. Most shoppers want value for money, as well as educational value, and naturally we want the child receiving the purchase to find the toy fun to use too – what’s the point otherwise?
Nearly 70 percent of Americans say their favorite part about the holidays is spending time with family and friends, according to the Pew Research Center. So, during the hectic holiday crunch, you may be looking for ways to simplify the many tasks on your to-do list.
With the right games, toys and activities on-hand, playtime can pull double duty, being an opportunity both to have fun and help kids reach important milestones.
To build the following skills, consider incorporating the following ideas into your child’s playtime:
If you have pre K-12 children, you most likely want to feel a connection with your children's school. You want to know the teachers; understand what's going on in class; and know how to interpret the art projects involving macaroni and glue, which is an interpretation of a Picasso painting.
You made the decision to go back to school and retool. Good on you. But you are a military spouse. You and your service member have the rent, a car loan, some credit card debt and maybe only one income.
How do you pay for college when you haven't got a dime?
Fall in Europe is beautiful. Cool, crisp mornings, leaves turning brilliant shades of copper and burgundy, and of course, plenty of football. Not just American football, but European as well. European football (or soccer in the States) has plenty of drama and theatrics.
With the school year in full swing, many students are juggling homework, sports and social events. While sports and being social are certainly the more enjoyable tasks, there is no doubt that homework needs to take priority.