Kids by Age

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 [...]

Holding kids back for school. To hold or not to hold?

“I am not sure what to do about my son, “- my friend leans over the table, over adorable baby shower decorations, over the plates with croissants and danishes. “Should I sign him up for school now or hold him back for another year?” Not your usual baby shower type of question. Yet very, very, [...]

Travel through times building your own History Timeline

The closet needs to be organized to be able to find two socks in the morning. Two similar looking socks. The kitchen cabinet needs to be organized to find some forks for dinner. The messy hall drawer needs to be organized to find the car keys. The History Timeline helps us organize EVERYTHING THAT WE [...]

10 playthings that ease math learning

Learning math concepts can be frustrating for both children and parents. Find the toys that help understanding mathematics. Approved by teachers and parents, these learning playthings will teach kids in the best way – by playing. 1. Geometric Shapes 3D Building Set 5 years + Build 2D and 3D shapes with this geometry learning construction toy! Develops [...]

SCENTsational activities to develop sense of smell

Numerous researches show time after time that engaging all kids’ senses helps their brain development. And their curiosity! There are so many toys that offer bright colors, wild sounds, interesting textures… and we have the whole kitchen pantry to taste. It is the smell that usually goes forgotten and ignored. It is no less important. [...]

Out of the ordinary baby shower games

My best friend is having her third baby. Does she deserve a baby shower? You bet!! First, by baby number three most of the things she had before got lost along the infamous hand-me-down route. Second, every mom deserves some fun, some celebration just for herself. Third, the baby deserves being celebrated too! It is [...]