Brookgreen Gardens: Where Art, History and Nature Come Together

Art, History and Nature at Brookgreen Gardens

One of the places I was most looking forward to exploring when visiting Myrtle Beach was Brookgreen Gardens. From gorgeous statues to colorful flowers to interactive learning adventures for kids, Brookgreen Gardens offers hours or should I say days of exploration and discovery! Conveniently located on Route 17 between Murrels Inlet and Pawleys Island in … [Read more…]

Laurie Berkner Soars at the Quick Chek NJ Festival of Ballooning

Laurie Berkner at Quick Chek

“I feel like spinning When I see balloons,” Laurie Berkner When music intersects with culture, unique moments occur. On July 28th, Laurie Berkner opened the Quick Chek NJ Festival of Ballooning taking the stage for what is the first musical headliner for young children. The Queen of Children’s Music has been creating songs that has had … [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…]

A Royal Review of Roxey Ballet’s Cinderella

Cinderella

Cinderella is the classic story that transcends time of how courage and hope defies cruelty. The Roxey Ballet Company interpreted this story using graceful ballet, stunning costumes and quirky comic relief. This ballet performance had all the requisite elements for a successful performance, however, it also contained a little bit more of something. On the … [Read more…]