10 Benefits of Playing Football

Benefits of playing football

  “Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi I am a soccer, baseball, basketball, wrestling and, most recently, a football mom! My son decided that he wanted to try out football this year. Even though I was really nervous, I signed him up and … [Read more…]

Benefits of Lowe’s DIY Kids Workshop

Benefits of DIY Kids Workshops

At Mommy University, we heard whispers that Lowe’s was bringing back their Build & Grow workshops which were popular with my family for several years. We were thrilled to learn that the Lowe’s Build & Grow has returned but under a new name, Lowe’s DIY Kids’ Workshop! The DIY Kids’ Workshops are FREE monthly themed projects for children … [Read more…]

Fun Ways to Encourage Open Ended Play

Fun Ways to Encourage Open Ended Play

At Mommy University, we believe children learn so much through play. By encouraging open ended play, kids learn to be more independent and how to problem solve as well as develop an understanding of their likes and dislikes. Open (or unstructured play) also gives kids the opportunity to develop their creativity and imagination. All of … [Read more…]

Have Fun, Play Safe: Tips for Toy Safety from the Toy Association

Have Fun, Play Safe_ Tips for Toy Safety

Did you know that toys are one of the safest consumer products in your home? But despite passing rigorous tests and meeting specific standards for toy safety (over 100 to be exact), accidents can still happen. That is why it is important as parents to be aware of many safety steps that can be taken … [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…]