2020 Play and Learn Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Play and Learn Holiday Gift Guide

We are so excited to bring you this year’s Play and Learn Holiday Gift Guide. We are thrilled to partner with so many amazing and award-winning companies who provided many of the brain boosting toys on this list so we can share them with you this holiday season. Since even before I was a parent, … [Read more…]

Play and Learn Subscription Box Gift Guide

Subscription Box Gift Guide

This holiday season, give a gift that can last all year long! With so many kids learning at home in some capacity, subscription boxes are the PERFECT gift for kids this year. They offer fun at-home learning experiences that go beyond the classroom (or virtual classroom). From balloons to building sets to cooking to even … [Read more…]

Amazing Drive Thru Holiday Lights in NJ

Amazing Drive Thru Holiday Lighs

This holiday season may look and feel a little different but that does not mean the fun has to stop! In fact, several exciting ways to enjoy some holiday cheer are popping up all over NJ (and beyond). A popular activity for families this summer was drive through events. This holiday season, families can continue … [Read more…]

Distance Learning: Great Ways to Help Increase Focus at Home

Great Ways to Increase Focus at Home

For some kids virtual learning is a breeze. They are able to sit for hours and focus on their teacher and complete assignments with ease. For many, however, virtual learning can be frustrating and overwhelming. Some struggle with grasping academic concepts remotely, while others have difficulties with technology. In this post, however, I am going … [Read more…]

Amazing Art Kits for Kids

Amazing Art Kits for Kids

This school year may not be starting off the way we imagined, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be an amazing year! Whether it is 100% or a hybrid program, many kids will be participating in virtual learning. Sadly, that means that specials may not be as prominent as in the past. That’s why we … [Read more…]

MUST DO Experiences in NJ This Fall

Must Do Fall Experiences in NJ

I absolutely LOVE fall! I love the sights, the smells, and all the fun fall experiences. Luckily, as a New Jersey resident, there are so many amazing fall adventures to choose from. From haunted attractions to nighttime corn mazes to pumpkin picking, there is something for everyone to enjoy. In this post, I am going … [Read more…]

10 Brain Boosting Ways to Play with Balloons at Home

10 Brain Boosting Ways to Play with Balloons

When most people think of balloons, they think of parties and celebrations but balloons can be used for so much more than just decorations! Did you know that some occupational therapists use balloons to help increase fine, visual, and gross motor skills? Teachers have also used balloons to increase academic skills, especially in the area … [Read more…]

Distance Education: Tips for At-Home Learning Success

Tips for At-Home Learning Success

This school year definitely looks different than the past! Most kids are engaging in some (if not all) distance learning. While some schools may be 100% virtual, others are offering a hybrid option (like my kids’ schools). Some parents have even opted to homeschool their children instead. Whatever the scenario, kids will be home a … [Read more…]