Kids by Age

Marble Mania. Math and small motor activities for kids from preschoolers to school age

My little adorable toddler, the Big Button, is busy sifting marbles to and from. Clickety-cluck. The door bursts open and his older brother, Smiles, rushes through the door. The daily explosion of greetings and hugs is cut short as he notices the colorful marbles, spoons, tongs and ice cube trays: he is heading straight for [...]

Head Full of Marbles. Great sorting activity for preschool kids.

I always looked at them as a choking hazard.  My kids always found them so attractive to handle, roll, transfer from one container to the next.  My mom always believed it was ok, if done under supervision.  And then I haven’t seen marbles for a really long time, until rediscovered to hem in a completely [...]

5 kids indoor activities to have fun on a snow or bad weather day

My kids LOVE winter.  They LOVE everything about it: winter sports activities, playing in a snow, hot chocolate, and… the indoor fun!  Both kids and I can’t wait for a snow day…  What do we do?   Here is our top 5 favorites from the last stormy days: Rainbow colored snow Supplies: snow, food coloring or [...]

New perspective on the college selection dilemma

My dearest little nephew, the first baby I ever fell in love with as my own, is no longer so little. Quite the opposite: a young man, he is collecting college response mailings on top of his dresser.  Time for one of the biggest decisions of his entire life.  Loving him so much, we all [...]

10 best toys for toddlers: hand-picked by professionals

In the ocean of kids products it is not easy to choose the right gift for the little one. We addressed the question which toys can be recommended for children 1-3 years to the children care professionals. With the help of the Academy Pediatrics office of Manalapan, NJ, and Goddard School teachers we could compile [...]

Best play activity for toddlers: rice box

I owed this one to my toddler for a while.  Somehow all my boys were always crazy about digging: in a sand, in a baby cereal, on the side of the road.  Give them a couple of free minutes and they’ll dig their way to China.  With my toddler gaining more and more independence, my [...]