Tips & Activity Ideas for Families
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Being a parent is hard. We're here to make that easier. Enjoy helpful parenting inspiration, must-have kiddo hacks, how-to activities you can enjoy together, and more!
Free 15+ Free Activity Sheets for Kids
Whether your little learner is interested in Science, Creative Arts, or Reading, you'll find more than 15 free printable activity sheets that will keep your little learner engaged - and give you a few minutes of me time!
How Play Helps: Calming Stress & Anxiety in Kids + 6 Activity Ideas
Helping children understand the feelings of stress and anxiety, manage them, and work through them - as well as finding ways to help children relieve stress - is important to helping them succeed in school and life! Check out our blog to learn more about kiddos & stress, as well as easy activity ideas to try right at home!
5 Family-Friendly Outdoor Adventures by Rachel Zillig @baltimorefamilyfun
Enjoy a blog from local & Baltimore blogger, Rachel Zillig @baltimorefamilyfun on some perfect outdoor adventures for families!
3 Ways to Celebrate the End of the School Year
While this school year has been extra challenging for teachers, students and parents alike - it gives us all the more reason to celebrate a break much needed by all! Not sure how to celebrate the end of the school year with your kiddo? Looking for something new to add into the celebration mix? Check out our blog for some fun & new ideas!
How Play Helps: Why Art Is Important For Kids + Activity Ideas
As parents and educators, we know that children not only crave – but need – opportunities for creative play, expression, and thinking. Check out our blog for some of the ways that Art Play helps children develop important skills - and some ideas for incorporating art and play into your child's routine!
Why We Love Play & Easy Play Ideas for Kids
lay might seem like another to-do. But here’s the thing: It’s a to-do that comes with way more benefits (and fun) than work. And, it’s good for everyone – from babies and toddlers to school children and adults. And, it really doesn’t have to be hard work. Learn more via our blog!
5 Kid-Approved Exercises for the Family
In need of some new outdoor exercise ideas to enjoy together as a family? We’ve got you covered. Ditch the neighborhood walks to the playground and take a peek at some new possibilities for this year!
How Play Helps: How Play Supports Kids' Mental Health & Emotional Development
Check out our blog to learn more about how play helps support kids' mental health, activities you can do together to support mental health, and more!
Early Literacy Play Tips for Parents
Take a peek at our helpful blogs to see how you can enhance your little learner's early literacy skills right at home!
Activities & Stories to Celebrate Women's History Month With Your Child
Take time to educate the little learners in your life about important female figures from the past and present this March - and have some fun doing it together!
Check out our ideas via our blog on how you can celebrate Women’s History Month with the kiddos in your life.
3 Ways to Celebrate Youth Art Month With Your Family
Curious how you can celebrate Youth Art Month with your kiddos? Check out some fun & simple ideas via our blog!
Fun Ideas & Games for Family Game Nights
On the hunt for some new games and challenges to add to your family game night? Check out our fun ideas below all ages will love!
Activities & Stories to Celebrate National Poetry Month As a Family
April is National Poetry Month! Explore this expressive and fun way of writing with your kiddos all April long with activities and stories everyone will love.
Activities to Help Children Learn About the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Not sure about how you can educate your little learner about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Check out the easy and fun activities via our blog that will help your kiddo understand the importance of paying tribute to Dr. King each January!
Celebrating Black History Month With Your Child
With Valentines Day cookie-baking, card-making, and fun on the way, take time this February to educate your little learner on the richness of African American culture and the obstacles many have faced and overcome.
How can you teach your child about the important contributions African Americans have made – and continue to make – to our society? Take a peek at our few tips and tricks via our blog!
3 Ways to Nurture Social-Emotional Skills in Kids
Social-Emotional skills are essential for connecting with others! But, in our currently-socially-distant-world, it can be more challenging to expose your little one to kiddos their own age, other adults, distant family members, and so on. How can you help nurture your kiddos social-emotional skills in today’s world? Check out our blog for simple ideas you can incorporate into your day-to-day life right at home.
Mindfulness and Meditation Practices For Families & Children
Life is a little (okay, a lot!) crazy these days, and everyone could use a break. Activities like these are there to help ground and calm you so you can work through whatever life throws at you. Follow along with these activities and use our downloadable meditation script for a little but healthy mental break.
Face Mask Wearing Tips & Tricks for Kids
Check out our blog for helpful tips and tricks that will help your kiddo feel more comfortable with this new daily necessity.
Simple & Fun New Year's Resolutions for Families
If you’re thinking of starting the year by making a resolution or two, you might be interested in getting your kids and family in on the fun as well. Check out our blog for a few ideas we’ve thought up for playful and family-friendly resolutions!
4 Tips to Help Parents Survive Virtual Learning
Schools and teachers are all doing the very best they can manage virtual learning – but there’s no getting around that moms, dads and caregivers have their hands full trying to make online learning happen – and work. We’re here to help – and together with our partners at Pearson Online Academy, we’ve put together some tips to help you prepare, manage, and survive virtual learning this school year.