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Three Family Weekend Getaways the Kids will Love

Posted on June 4th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Who says learning stops when the last bell rings? With the school year winding down, it’s time to plan family weekend getaways. And venturing just a few hours away to the areas neighboring your town is often all you need to unwind. From proper farming to clean water, here […]

How to Throw the Best Kids’ Summer Solstice Party

Posted on June 3rd, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger The summer solstice is quickly approaching! Each year on June 21, the earth’s northern hemisphere tilts closet to the sun, making it the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. This event provides plenty of learning experiences for little ones and offers up the perfect […]

A Personalized Toothbrush Holder Makes a Kid’s Creativity Shine

Posted on June 2nd, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger Are you having trouble getting your children to brush their teeth? Making it fun will help! By holding a special in-house craft day, you can have the kids create a personalized toothbrush holder that will inspire them to brush their teeth every day. Let their individual personalities shine, […]

Finding a Sustainable Kids Camp that Raises Eco-Awareness

Posted on May 28th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger When school’s out, a kids camp provides fun new learning experiences for children. Camps can offer all sorts of activities, including sports, science, art, and music programs. Sustainable and environmentally friendly practices aren’t exclusive to traditional nature camps. Many long-term and day camps emphasize sustainability, and raise eco-awareness […]

The Happiest Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Posted on May 16th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Do you feel like Dad is particularly hard to shop for? You’re not alone. Every year, we search for gifts to honor our men on behalf of our children. It’s not that Fathers Day gift ideas are hard to come by, but finding that perfect present that really shows […]

How to Explain the Tooth Fairy to Your Child

Posted on April 29th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Traditions are one of the best ways to keep a family close. Children love to anticipate events, and one of the earliest ways to develop this excitement is talking about the Tooth Fairy’s role in rewarding kids for bravely experiencing natural tooth loss. There are hundreds of ways to make […]

Brush Your Teeth Song: The Best Tunes to Brush To

Posted on April 28th, 2014

Posted by  Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Sometimes, getting your toddler or young child to brush their teeth can be quite a struggle. If you need some help to make teeth brushing more exciting, try a brush your teeth song. After all, everything is always more fun with music! Sing About It No matter how much time […]

The First Dentist Visit: How to Help Anxious Children

Posted on April 28th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Regular dental checkups are important to maintain oral health, so it’s a good idea for you to help your children become accustomed to the dentist’s office as soon as possible. To make routine appointments worry-free, talk to your kids before their first dentist visit and reassure them that dentists […]