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…]

2020 Back to School Guide

Back to School Guide 2020

This school year, we are very excited to partner with amazing companies such as Faber Castell, Magformers, Thames & Kosmos, Creativity for Kids, Miniland, GuideDots, The UPside Delivered, and Little Global Citizens to bring you amazing back to school products that will get your kids excited about going back to school! As educators we look … [Read more…]

Tastes Around the World: The eat2explore Cooking Subscription Kit

Tastes from Around the World eat2explore subscription

Get a stamp in your passport! One of my fondest memories from traveling to Paris was tasting amazing food from breakfast to dinner! From the rich and tender beef bourguignon to the light café éclair, I became a Francophile in a three-day stopover in the city of lights. Fresh flavors and ingredients are unique to … [Read more…]

50+ Ways to Explore and Enjoy Nature

50+ Ways to Explore Nature

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein. Exploring nature has so many amazing benefits for adults and children. That’s why at Mommy University, we encourage our readers to get outside and explore! There are so many fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors. We all know about hiking … [Read more…]

Amazing Social Emotional Learning Games for Kids

Social Emotional Learning with Miniland

Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process in which children learn to understand emotions. They then use what they know about emotions to manage them effectively as well as help others in need. Understanding emotions helps children develop and foster healthy relationships with others. SEL is becoming more and more important in our schools as … [Read more…]

Hiking Fun: Questions & Activities to Enhance Your Trip

Hiking Fun Questions and Activities to Enhance Your Trip

Get Outdoors! Now more than ever, getting outdoors and inhaling some fresh air has never been more paramount to our mental health. Absorbing Vitamin D from the sun has always helped improve my mood after a wet and dreary spring, yet hiking through the woods to smell, touch, and see nature can help restore balance … [Read more…]

Mommy University Stay at Home Guides

Summer Fun at Home

From the moment we found ourselves safe at home, we have been working hard to put together lists of fun learning activities families can enjoy at home. With this post, we put them all in one place so you can find them easily. From virtual tours to amazing art classes to fun story times, there … [Read more…]