The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Tips, Resources & 50+ Ideas for Where to Go

  I'm so excited to introduce a new series this week -- The ABC's of Family Field Trips!   This will be a 5 day series covering all kinds of tips and ideas for those fun family outings you want to plan this year.  I re...
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The Best Ideas of 2012: Kids & Family Activities

  Happy 2013!!   I'd like to welcome the New Year by telling all of our readers "Thank You" for visiting us, leaving comments, & helping me to make this a better site each day -- you guys are great!    To bring ...
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Reindeer Round-up: Fun Facts, Crafts & Activities

I've always loved reindeer!  I'm sure one of the reasons that they are so intriguing is that they're pretty scarce where most of us live.  But if you're lucky, you might be able to see one during your lifetime.  Thanks to a ...
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7 Gift Ideas for Kids that Inspire Creativity

 Not sure what to get the kids (your kids, nieces, nephews or grandkids) this year?  Skip the electronics and go for a classic gift that will inspire them to be creative.  Don't be afraid to veer off their wish list -- kid...
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Online October Book Club

    It's time to choose your book for the Virtual October Book Club!  You can learn more about our Online Book Club for Kids or visit our September book and activity for more fun ideas!  You can also connect with us o...
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Theme Week: Autumn Equinox

  Connect with us on Facebook for more fun ideas!!   Fall is a wonderful season to explore the outdoors.  Kids can learn about nature through the skills of observation and discovery during this season. ...
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Join the Online Book Club for Kids

I'm so excited to be joining more than 20 other kid bloggers to host a virtual (online) book club for kids!  Really, it's a book club for families - a great way to introduce kids to wonderful authors, quality books and fun activities. ...
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New Ideas to Inspire You This Fall

 I love Autumn!  It's my favorite season - cool days, beautiful colors, fun things to do with the kids and a great time to enjoy nature!...
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Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Science

Kids seem to always be asking questions -- How many stars are in the sky?  Why is the weather so hot?  How do animals know what to do when it gets cold outside?    Believe it or not, even young children are able to ...
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Are You Raising Curious Kids?

  Are you raising curious kids?  You know, kids who love to ask questions, search for the answers and learn new things?  If so, BRAVO! Curious kids are the result of 'thinking families' -- You must be a 'thinking' family! ...
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35 Educational TV Shows for Kids

We've all heard about the research on kids and tv - too much is bad, SpongeBob is worse.  But let's face it, kids are going to watch tv.  So, what should you choose?  Remember, as parents we have the opportunity to help fo...
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Great Books & Activities for a Night Under the Stars

Do your kids love space?  Are they asking questions about the moon, stars and other celestial wonders?  In celebration of some cool astronomy events this year, we put together a list of books and activities for an educational and ...
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8 Great Things to Get Caught Reading

  There's so much research that shows encouraging kids to read, and reading aloud to kids, helps to increase vocabulary, comprehension skills and overall achievement at school.  But, I often get this question from parents, "What...
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Why We Love the National Park Jr. Ranger Program

Do you have plans to visit a national park or national monument this year?  If so, don't overlook the Junior Ranger programs offered at more than 200 of these locations!  Kids can learn about nature, history, science -- and earn s...
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34 Ways to Be a Cool Parent This Summer

Looking for some memorable things to do this summer? Need some new ideas on easy & fun things to do with the kids?  Try a few of these quick, FREE or low-cost, have-fun-at-the-drop-of-a-hat ideas.  Your kids will think you...
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