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…]

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…]

Museum Fun: Questions and Activities to Enhance Your Trip

Museum Fun Questions and Activities to Enhance your Trip (2)

Transporting us back in time or encouraging us to imagine the future, museums are educational centers that inspire us. At Mommy University, we have boasted about the multiple benefits of bringing children to museums whether art, science, or history. After a recent visit to the Baltimore Museum of Art, however, I realized that there are … [Read more…]

Hike New Jersey: Hacklebarney State Park

Hiking Hacklebarney State Park

From the moment the weather got nicer and the parks reopened, my family was out the door and ready for adventure. Despite all the fun places we have been, hiking was not something we had done much of, until now that is! I had heard so many amazing things about Hacklebarney State Park so we … [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…]

Play and Learn Outdoor Toy Guide 2020

Outdoor Toy Guide 2020

We are so excited to partner with some amazing toy companies including Wicked Big Sports, Crayola, Stomp Rocket, Miniland, Bicycle, Buzz Bee Toys, Swimways, and Thames & Kosmos to bring you these incredible outdoor learning toys! Get outside and get active this summer with some exciting brain boosting toys! Kids learn so much by exploring … [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…]