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…]

Enjoy Backyard Adventures at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Backyard Adventures

While we often times consider our backyard full of simple things like grass, a garden or patio, The Academy of Natural Sciences has brought an innovative exhibit called Backyard Adventures to help us appreciate the wonders right outside our own home. The exhibit is overflowing with interactive stations for families to learn through play. What … [Read more…]

Beyond Fun and Learning with Beyond Tablet

Beyond Tablet

In full disclosure, we were provided compensation in exchange for our honest review.  The opinions expressed belong to Mommy University. Learning through play is a concept heavily emphasized at Mommy University which is accomplished in small activities which extends to playing games. In fact, playing games is a wonderful opportunity for young minds to expand. With … [Read more…]

Learn the Alphabet: Spring Edition

learn the alphabet spring edition

Spring into the Alphabet with Fun ! It is never too early to start exposing your kids to letters and words. Although letter recognition is not a focus until preschool and kindergarten, it is important to introduce letters to your kids as early as possible. This starts by reading to your kids every night beginning … [Read more…]

USA Geography: Activities for Children

USA Geography Activities for Kids

Exploring the United States of America from your home! As my children are entering elementary school, it is my goal for them to develop an appreciation of being American. Part of this identity includes an understanding of history and geography. While we are beginning to explore the roots of our nation by visiting museums, historical locations … [Read more…]