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How to Let Kids Help in the Kitchen

November 18, 2019  |  Categories: General Child Care

Have you ever been in the middle of getting dinner ready when your child asks if he can help you? While it’s very kind of him to offer his assistance, sometimes it can be more work to let a toddler help you with dinner. Instead of saying no to the offer, or saying yes and…

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The Best Sensory Activities for Fall

November 11, 2019  |  Categories: Activities, Child Development

Sensory activities aid in many areas of child development, including fine motor skills, cognitive growth, and language development. We’ve shared some of our favorite sensory activities before, and today we’re sharing some of the best seasonal sensory activities for this fall!  Pumpkin Squish Bags This is the perfect post pumpkin carving activity! Be sure to…

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A Month of Thankfulness

November 4, 2019  |  Categories: General Child Care

It’s November, which means Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. While Thanksgiving is a day set aside to be thankful, we want to challenge you and your family to practice thankfulness all month long. We’ve come up with a list of 30 categories of things to be thankful for. Now all you have to…

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Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Kids

October 28, 2019  |  Categories: Activities

With the fall season in full swing, it’s time to plan a family pumpkin decorating night, if you haven’t already. Carving pumpkins is a seasonal activity that’s perfect for showcasing your creative (and artistic) abilities, but it can be challenging for younger kids. Not to mention it can be stressful for parents who are trying…

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Candy Alternatives for Halloween

October 21, 2019  |  Categories: General Child Care

Halloween is right around the corner, which means every child’s dream of candy land is about to come true! But if you’re trying to think of something besides candy to hand out to the neighborhood trick-or-treaters this year, look no further. We’ve put together a list of non-candy ideas that kids of all ages will…

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Crockpot Apple Cider Recipes

October 14, 2019  |  Categories: Recipes

  There’s just something about a mug full of fresh, warm apple cider on a cozy fall evening. OK, maybe the apple cider isn’t always warm because #momlife, but have you ever thought about using a crockpot to keep your apple cider warm all day long? It’s so easy and delicious! Here are a few…

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Bedtime Books to Read This Fall

October 7, 2019  |  Categories: General Child Care, Parent Resources

Bedtime reading is such a special time for children and parents. Teeth are brushed, pajamas are on, and the day seems to have finally slowed down. Most kids love reading a story before bedtime…and did you know that reading aloud to children promotes their language development? We know that a lot of kids tend to…

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Fall Crafts for Kids

September 30, 2019  |  Categories: Activities, Parent and Child Activities

Fall is one of the prettiest times of the year. Its rich colors and crunchy textures make it the perfect season for crafting with your kids. Check out the fall crafts below and pick a few of your favorites to try this week! Leaf People Collect leaves from your backyard and create your very own…

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Fun Activities for the First Day of Fall

September 23, 2019  |  Categories: Activities

Today is the first day of fall! We may not be experiencing the crunchy, falling leaves in Texas yet, but there are still fun ways you can celebrate the first day of the season with your family.  Bake a fall dessert. This is the perfect excuse to make your favorite fall dessert or baked good….

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The Ultimate Outdoor Treasure Hunt

September 16, 2019  |  Categories: Activities

Do you have any little nature lovers at home? Or what about little ones who are just full of energy? One of the best ways to let kids expend their energy in a healthy way is to take them outside. There’s something about the wide open skies, cool breezes, and fresh air that is exhilarating…

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