Exploring the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Exploring Children's Museum of Manhattan

A Review of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan New York evokes thoughts of museums, stunning architecture and cultural institutions. As much as I love bringing young children to these locations, spaces that are designed for them are still needed and beneficial. Children still need to run, move and play. Children’s museums place emphasis on hands-on … [Read more…]

Play Ball! Do Sports Count as Play?

Do Sports Count as Play?

Mommy University is so excited to be sponsored by Genius of Play to bring you this post. All opinions expressed are completely my own. The Genius of Play, an organization that encourages families to make play an important part of a child’s life, recently asked some compelling questions to parents. One that particularly struck me … [Read more…]

Dig Into Fun and Learning at Liberty Science Center This Summer

Dig Into Fun and Learning at Liberty Science Center

My boys absolutely LOVE learning about dinosaurs. From dinosaur books to toys to movies, they love everything that has to do with these magnificent prehistoric creatures. That is why I was so excited to be invited by Jersey Moms Blog to spend the day exploring Liberty Science Center to help kick off their Dino Days … [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…]