How to Turn Your Family Garden into a Learning Adventure

It looks like spring has finally arrived. In some areas of the country, we thought it would never get here. Is your green…

Little girl reading book on floor

How to Raise a Reader in an Age of Distraction

My own love of reading was cultivated in an era with fewer distractions than today. At that time, all of our play was physical and concrete—we played with hands-on toys and games, we…

Little boy and girl cleaning up their toys

How to Involve Kids with Toy Purging

Believe it or not, in just a few days it will be spring! Now is a great time to spring into action and ask your little ones to help you clean out the house. Spring cleaning and toy purging are…

Fruit platter laid out like American flag

4 Fun Learning Activities for Presidents' Day

Want to know what I love about President's Day? It's a day that reflects on our country's history and some of our most prominent founding fathers. Young children may not know much about presidential…

13 Games That Boost Kids' Essential Memory Skills

I love classic games like Go Fish and Telephone. As a child, my sister, cousins, and I would sit on the beach in the summertime and play them until dark. My favorite game was called I Packed My Suitcase. We would come…