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…]

Distance Learning: Fun Brain Breaks

Brain Boosting Breaks

When the world stopped and most families huddled indoors during the winter for remote learning as their parents attempted to work indoors, there was a common theme being expressed: too much screen time. I have specific rules about how much screen time my kids can have; however, when the quarantine began in New Jersey most … [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…]

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…]