Play a tent! Great imaginative game for toddlers or preschoolers

Once upon a time, there was a little toddler who wanted to play a tent with his mother. So his mother covered a few chairs with the blanket, got a couple of toys… and? What is she to do next?! Some parents are so amazing at playing with their kids, that they just take off. [...]

5 Awesome Sandbox Play Activities

My friend once had a dog, who knew a very peculiar command: “Get the miner!” Every time the word “miner” would appear anywhere in the conversation, the dog would start digging on the spot, searching for a mysterious miner, lurking somewhere deep under the surface off the earth, mining its own business… and, probably, some [...]

Easy and Marvelous Wind Chimes Craft for Kids

Our recent trip to the glass museum was the best surprise during the whole vacation. The beautiful sculptures… aaaahh… the gorgeous glass paintings!… oooooh… the amazing workshops and demonstrations!!… whooohoo! And the fragile, overpriced wind chimes. Gorgeous, – yes. But did I mention fragile and overpriced? Did I also mention that my kids LOVE wind [...]

5 reasons why camping is the best for kids

“Why camping?” This was the question a very close friend of mine asked, for whom putting up tents, sleeping outside, combatting with a capricious weather, dealing with bugs and bugging yourself with this strange type of vacation, didn’t seem so appealing. “What are you doing there? Is there an amusement park, a museum, something fun [...]

Geology ROCK-n-Learn for kids. Best rocks & minerals play activities.

What subjects, topics, bits of knowledge will excite my kids when they grow up? Geology has always been a bitterwseet spot me: as a child I had some fascinating looking cards from a board game, that was lost long before I was born. All that was left from it were those cards. Yep, the fascinating [...]

A preschooler + a driveway + a box of chalk = really fun learning opportunity

Sitting on a sidewalk next to mommy. Waiting for the last school bus for this summer to bring an older brother home. Last day. My own preschooler is a third kid in a family, so, while he gets the most kisses and “baby-of-the-family” privileges, he gets the least in terms of development and learning. He [...]