20 Best Kid-Friendly, Fun, Family Farms | PA | Philadelphia | DE | MD

20 Best Kid-Friendly, Fun, Family Farms | PA | Philadelphia | DE | MD

Farms Near Me for Kids to Visit We just love visiting farms. Both of my kids love animals, Kevin in particular. There are many local farms and animal farms to visit with children in Pennsylvania. I think I have taken my kids to visit every farm on this list! With the pandemic, make sure you…

12 Inspirational Family Movies | Gratitude | Making a Difference | Giving Back

12 Inspirational Family Movies | Gratitude | Making a Difference | Giving Back

Movies: Making a Difference and Giving Back I hate when I have to rework posts due to creeps. With all of the buzz out there about the misogynist creeps in Hollywood, I am updating this post. I certainly do not want to promote anyone’s career who acts like that. And certainly, they don’t deserve to…

20 Free Bird Coloring Pages | Bird Word Search | Bird Watching for Kids

20 Free Bird Coloring Pages | Bird Word Search | Bird Watching for Kids

Bird Watching Coloring Pages and Activities Calling all bird nerds! Here is a huge list of Backyard Bird feeders and bird watching activities for kids. A great way to get your kids to appreciate and conserve nature is to engage them in bird watching, have them build a bird feeder or other fun activities. We…

Basketball Word Search πŸ€ Worksheets πŸ€ NCAA πŸ€ FREE PDF πŸ€

Basketball Word Search πŸ€ Worksheets πŸ€ NCAA πŸ€ FREE PDF πŸ€

Basketball Word Search We are just all about the basketball around here! My younger son loves it and plays in two different leagues. We love watching March Madness and the NBA games. Of course, since we spend so much time talking about basketball, I wanted to involve Kevin, beyond taking him to his brother’s games….

Kindness Challenge for Kids | 30 Ideas for Home or the Classroom

Kindness Challenge for Kids | 30 Ideas for Home or the Classroom

Kindness Challenge I was inspired by a friend who was doing some volunteering. When someone asked her what prompted her to do it, she said, “Well, I figured I could be mad and shout at my TV. Or I could do something.” A family kindness challenge with my kids–I can do that! I’m feeling very…

21 Cool Sensory Activities for Older Kids | Teens | Light Play

21 Cool Sensory Activities for Older Kids | Teens | Light Play

Sensory Activities for Teens It often feels like when it comes to sensory activities and cool crafts, older kids get left out. Like their sensory needs just disappear when they are a tween or teen, right? No, they don’t! Light Play activities are popular and beneficial for all. But take a look around on the…

Chore Chart for Kids | Parent’s Guide to Chores for Kids

Chore Chart for Kids | Parent’s Guide to Chores for Kids

Printable Chore Chart for Kids Parents from all regions and cultures of the world remain divided whether they should or should not hand out chores to their children. Some parents believe that kids must rather do schoolwork or extracurricular activities than sweeping the floor. However, child psychologists urge you to think otherwise because delegating household…

9 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to be Physically Active | Fun Physical Activities for Kids at Home

9 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to be Physically Active | Fun Physical Activities for Kids at Home

Physical Activity for Kids Being physically active is important for all ages, kids included. Do you have kids who drag their feet when it comes to being active or simply prefer to play video games all day, but you want them to be more active? Me too! These past 15+ months have been hard on…

What are Dolch Sight Words? | List | Printable Worksheets | Teaching

What are Dolch Sight Words? | List | Printable Worksheets | Teaching

Dolch Sight Words In 1936, Edward William Dolch published his list of what he called “Sight Words.” Dolch, an advocate of the ‘whole word reading’ approach, argued that his list of 220 words were used in up to 75% of all school texts, libraries, newspapers and magazines. This is why I made sure to point…

Why Educational Apps are Important | Pros and cons of Apps for Education

Why Educational Apps are Important | Pros and cons of Apps for Education

Educational Apps | Pros and Cons According to NPR, 53% of American kids over 11 have their own smartphone, and 84% of American teenagers. But, with doctors and other professionals constantly reminding parents not to allow too much screen time, we want to be sure that at least some of the time our kids spend…

6 Benefits of PlayDough | 10 Ways to Use PlayDough in Skill Development

6 Benefits of PlayDough | 10 Ways to Use PlayDough in Skill Development

Benefits of Playdough Play Dough is such a great thing for kids and adults. There are many ways to foster development in many skill areas. In looking for benefits of playdough for adults, it really is the same list as children. As far as activities, I don’t worry too much about what is age-appropriate. If…

8 Benefits of LEGO | Best LEGO Sets for Creativity | LEGO Without Instructions

8 Benefits of LEGO | Best LEGO Sets for Creativity | LEGO Without Instructions

Benefits of LEGO Lego bricks are an excellent way to encourage creativity in our kids. You can purchase Lego bricks and pieces by themselves. Or you can purchase complete sets with specific instructions that have a main build in mind. What are the benefits of LEGO? What are some of the best LEGO sets to…

25 Amazingly Awesome Dolls with Disabilities | Disability Awareness | Action Figures

25 Amazingly Awesome Dolls with Disabilities | Disability Awareness | Action Figures

Dolls with Disabilities Kids need dolls and toys that resemble them. Sure, it’s great to have toys that you aspire to be, like an astronaut or scientist. But if every astronaut or scientist you see is an able-bodied white male, it changes the way a child thinks. If a child is disabled, they need disabled…

8 Unusual and Educational Board Games for Older Kids

8 Unusual and Educational Board Games for Older Kids

Educational Board Games Board games are a great way for children to learn skills without even realizing that they’re learning. And, with so many families staying at home more, and parents worried about screentime, board games are really having a moment right now. And hey, everyone loves a good game of Candyland or Monopoly and…

Patriotism for Kids | 10 Fun Learning Activities for Families.

Patriotism for Kids | 10 Fun Learning Activities for Families.

Patriotism for Kids Patriot. It’s a word that gets tossed around a lot lately. And misused a lot, in my opinion. Yes, here in America you can publicly disagree with your leaders and your government. But, the mere act of disagreeing does not make you a patriot. Hate is not a part of patriotism. You…

12 Gross Motor Sensory Activities Using Household Items | Gross Motor Activities for Special Needs
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12 Gross Motor Sensory Activities Using Household Items | Gross Motor Activities for Special Needs

Gross Motor Activities for Special Needs Does your child have sensory breaks in their IEP? Or need them? Are you worried about loss of PT sessions, gym class, recess, organized sports and all the other things that may make our kids more sedentary? And hey, not everyone has a sensory room in their house, right?…

6 Free Options for Adult Coloring Pages | Easy and Difficult

6 Free Options for Adult Coloring Pages | Easy and Difficult

Adult Coloring Book Pages I just love this new trend! It’s what moms have known for generations, coloring is fun! But it made international news when some adult coloring books made the Amazon top seller list. Kids love coloring and it’s easy to see why. It’s calming and peaceful. And now researchers are finding some…

Let’s go fishing! Youth Fishing Programs for Disabled Children (and not).

Let’s go fishing! Youth Fishing Programs for Disabled Children (and not).

Fishing with Disabilities I grew up in a fishing family. My dad and my brother are both avid fishermen and I married one as well. As a kid, I certainly enjoyed dangling a bobber in the water. As a teen I went on some deep sea trips with my parents and got sea sick. That…