Category: Activities

Sensory Play: It’s Summer!

Sensory Play: It’s Summer!

Sensory play is about playing games that stimulate the senses. Children use their senses to understand the world they live in. Sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste offer different ways for children to experience their surroundings. Sensory play is also important for developing the senses […]

Small Grant for TADA! Because Every Child Deserves a Stage

Small Grant for TADA! Because Every Child Deserves a Stage

A very special children’s theater school called TADA! just became the recipient of a small grant from Kars4Kids. We wanted to help TADA! because Kars4Kids is a willing partner to anything that helps children grow and blossom as they should. And we already knew that […]

Blue Orange Games: Taking the Bored Out of Board Games

Blue Orange Games: Taking the Bored Out of Board Games

Board games, card games, games in general? I love them. My family loves them. Don’t get me wrong. We adore online computer games every bit as much. Technology is awesome. But there’s just something about sitting around the table and playing a game together as […]

3 Cool Kid-Friendly Treats to Make and Eat

3 Cool Kid-Friendly Treats to Make and Eat

It’s summer, the kids are home, and they are BORED STIFF. A month ago you had all these amazing resolutions of all the things you’d do together, the quality time you’d have, the bonding, the learning. And now? It’s hot. They’re cranky. And you’ve had […]

Camp Memories: What Do You Remember?

Camp Memories: What Do You Remember?

What reminds you of camp? What camp memories are most poignant? Was it your bunk, your counselors, or friends? What foods do you still remember and relish decades later? Was it the camp songs? Was it the bug juice, camping trips, or the mess hall […]

Educational Television: Is SpongeBob Square Pants The Best We Can Do?

Educational Television: Is SpongeBob Square Pants The Best We Can Do?

  When I was little, I spent weekend mornings watching Bugs Bunny, Wylie Coyote and the Roadrunner, and the Pink Panther episodes. It was a ritual I relished; and at the time, wasn’t considered educational or hazardous. It just was something kids did on Saturday and […]

Boredom Is the Mother of Invention

Boredom Is the Mother of Invention

    Necessity is the mother of invention. The proverb, originating from Plato’s Republic, still rings true after more than two millennium. It’s a mantra, a call to action. When conventional approaches fail, find a new method. When you’re bored, rely on the imagination, and […]

EDU Review: Summer Road Trip Games Edition 7/3/2014

EDU Review: Summer Road Trip Games Edition 7/3/2014

EDU Review The latest trends in education and parenting          July 3, 2014 With summer officially here as of June 21st, many of us have that lovely refrain running through our minds, “ROAD TRIP!” And what says road trip more than bored fractious children whining, “Are […]

EDU Review: Education Quickies Edition 6/12/2014

EDU Review: Education Quickies Edition 6/12/2014

EDU Review The latest trends in education and parenting          June 12, 2014 Learning, real learning, the kind that sinks into the long term memory and builds actual synapses, does not have to be about long and boring. It doesn’t have to be about trying not […]

EDU Review 5/22/2014 Freedom to Explore

EDU Review 5/22/2014 Freedom to Explore

EDU Review The latest trends in education and parenting          May 22, 2014 There is a certain freedom to explore and dream that is lost as we age and take on the responsibilities of life. It’s about replaying the story of Adam and Eve and the […]