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  • Screen Free Week Family Activities
    Entertainment and Activities
    7 Family Activities to Celebrate Screen-Free Week
    Does your family spend too much time with their noses glued to screens, like computers, TVs, smart phones, the latest iGadget? If so, then perhaps give Screen Free Week a try. Screen free what? From May 1-7, unplug from any and all digital ente...
    Steven Auger
  • World Health Day: 7 Easy Ways to Get Your Family Moving
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    World Health Day: 7 Easy Ways to Get Your Family Moving
    World Health Day is just around the corner, and now is a great time to learn easy ways to help your family be healthy. Check out our list of family-friendly ideas to incorporate healthy living into your everyday life. 1. Set a Family "Moving" Go...
    Courtney Key
  • Top Rainy Day Activities
    Activities and Crafts
    Top 10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids
    If you're like me, with two toddlers at home, a rainy day is enough to send you into a tailspin. No playground. No park. No bike rides. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ALL DAY?! Before you go totally off the deep end, take a breath. We at FamilyEducation ...
    Laurie Mega
  • Young Child Playing with a Bucket of Dried Beans
    Entertainment and Activities
    Creative Indoor Play Ideas for Your Toddler
    After getting nearly 20 inches of snow this past weekend, I have accepted the fact that winter has arrived in New England. Bundling up a toddler to play in the snow often takes more time than you actually spend outside. Rest assured, because I ha...
    Courtney Key
  • Healthy Family Taking Walk Outside
    Entertainment and Activities
    5 Healthy Family Activities to Try in 2017
    My little family had lots of fun ringing in 2017. There was popcorn, noise makers, and dancing. After my son went to bed, my husband and I enjoyed champagne followed by a bedtime before midnight. I guess we're officially old! Before sadly passing...
    Courtney Key
  • Entertainment and Activities
    7 Best Active Play Toys Your Child Can Use Indoors
    When it's cold outside, sometimes it might seem like your little ones bounce off the walls. Tame all of that built-up energy by investing in a few active play toys perfect for indoor use. ActivePlay Adventure Dome and Tunnel Photo Source: Ama...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • indoor obstacle course
    Indoor Activities
    Building an Indoor Obstacle Course for Kids
    When it gets cold out and we're stuck inside more often, it gets hard to come up with ways to entertain your kids day after day. You've watched the same movie five times, baked endless treats, and have done so many arts and crafts projects that ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • kids playing in fort
    Entertainment and Activities
    5 Coolest Play Tents for Kids
    Forts in the living room? Sounds like a kid's greatest dream. Indoor forts, teepees, and playhouses turn even the worst case of cabin fever upside down. Kids love crawling in and out of the small structures and use their imaginations to create a ...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • School and Learning
    5 Activities To Practice Sight Words
    Learning sight words is one of the first steps to learning to read! By working on these as you begin to understand letter sounds, kids will be able to quickly identify frequently used words without having to sound them out. Here are some fun ways...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    How to Make Your Own Slime
    Kids love playing with slime. This ooey-gooey concoction can easily be made at home, so your kids can play with slime anytime they want! The fun thing about making your own slime is that you can choose your colors and add anything you want, lik...
  • 8 Epic Emoji-Themed Crafts, Activities & Recipes
    8 Epic Emoji-Themed Crafts, Activities & Recipes
    Are your kids obsessed with emoji? We've rounded up the best emoji crafts, activities, and treats found on Pinterest. Whether you're throwing an emoji-themed birthday party or simply want to have some (shhh... screen-free!) fun with kids, tweens...
  • School and Learning
    School and Learning
    5 Fun Ways For Kids To Learn To Write Their Name
    Kids can get really frustrated trying to learn to write their name. It’s a difficult skill to learn at a young age but something that is very important to learn before starting kindergarten. Sitting down to practice on a sheet of paper over ...
  • Indoor Activities
    5 Quick Indoor Games for Kids
    Are you stuck inside today? Whether the weather is rainy, too hot, or too cold, we have you covered! One tip to combat cabin fever is to make sure the activities you choose have some way to get out the wiggles. Depending on the age and activity l...
  • Pile of Colored Craft Sticks
    Arts & Crafts for Kids
    5 Ways to Use Craft Sticks for Play
      We are always looking for cheap ways to play, and a bag of craft sticks definitely fits that inexpensive bill. Craft sticks are popsicle sticks that come in several different sizes and colors, and don't require sticky mess clean-up before us...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Activities
    Hot Potato
    Hot PotatoThis game is best played with five or more players. Materials PotatoDirections Have the players sit cross-legged in a circle. One player sits in the middle of the circle; this player is the leprechaun. The leprechaun starts the game by ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Entertainment and Activities
    Indoor Activities
    Exploring History: My Life Timeline Activity
    Exploring History: My Life Timeline Activity One of the hardest things for a child to grasp about history is that at some time or another, all those historical events were the present. Not to mention that at the time, people probably didn't kno...