Dream Big Disney Princess When It’s Pley Time

Disney Princess from Pley

My daughter is self-appointed royalty. For her, the Disney princesses represent the best qualities: strong, brave, hard-working, and artistic. Overcoming obstacles in their lives, each character has strong qualities that inspire her to grow as an individual. She naturally gravitates towards toys that highlight these admirable heroines but as a parent who believes in educational … [Read more…]

Universal Orlando Resort Countdown: Fun Activities for Kids

Universal Orlando Resort Countdown

Photo Credit:┬áMelinda Johnson of┬áMelinda Jae Photography My family is planning a big trip to Universal Orlando Resort this summer. We visited once before but since it was 4 years ago the boys remember very little about the trip. To get ready for our vacation, we have been searching the Universal website and watching fun YouTube … [Read more…]

Shark Week: Educational Activities for Kids

Shark Week Educational Activities

Take a Bite out of Learning and Fun with Sharks! Sharks rule the oceans. It is the reason Shark Week was brought into existence by the Discovery Channel in 1988. We celebrate these fascinating creatures that are propelling scientific research into fighting cancer. Surprisingly, they exist in all depths of the ocean, from a few … [Read more…]

Shark Week Tinker Tray

Shark Week Tinker Tray (1)

Open-Ended Play is Jawsome! Sharks are very popular in my home. Each family member actually has an opinion on what is the coolest shark species and reasons for their belief. Thus, we have been reading about sharks, visiting them and watching television programs about them. Applying information about sharks, however, can be a little challenging. … [Read more…]

Creativity Rocks: Spreading Kindness with Creativity for Kids

Creativity Rocks

There needs to be more empathy and kindness in the world. We all acknowledge this statement especially when we think about the world that is being created for our children. Words have a powerful impact that can often times be overlooked as the pace of modern culture intensifies. As parents, we want our children to … [Read more…]