Fun and Learning with Gakken Workbooks

Fun & Learning with Gakken Workbooks

As summer winds down, children are heading to school excited to learn and grow their skills while having fun. For little ones, it is not about encouraging endless worksheets but learning through play; however, completing a page or two to develop their budding writing skills while absorbing academic information does help. It is even better when kids enjoy … [Read more…]

Fun Ways to Enjoy Dinos After Dark at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Dinos After Dark

We absolutely LOVE visiting the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. We have explored the exhibits on our own, attended special events and even stayed overnight. This summer, however, we enjoyed a new experience, Dinos After Dark. I have been wanting to attend one of these events for a while but it never seemed to … [Read more…]

Game On at The Franklin Institute with Game Masters

Game On at The Franklin Institute

With the birth of the computer, came video games. From the earliest conceptions of computers which have less memory than our calculators, individuals were creating games to play on them. From Space Invaders destroying alien ships to Sonic the Hedgehog ambitiously running to collect points to the Sims creating whole new worlds, each video game … [Read more…]

Sparkles & Happy:  A Tale of Two Sequin Pets

Sparkles and Happy Together

Creativity for Kids is happy to sparkle with Sequin Pets! While there are concrete categories of toys that we often times comprehend such as building, arts or technology, Creativity for Kids is noticing another trend. There are a large number of children that struggle with overstimulation and sensory needs due to anxiety, ADHD, overall developmental … [Read more…]

Smithsonian Magazine Annual Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Each September, museums all across the country open their doors for FREE allowing everyone to experience the beauty, wonder and intrigue they have to offer. The Smithsonian Magazine Annual Museum Day is a way for other museums to “emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian’s Institute in Washington D.C.” which offers free admission all year long. … [Read more…]

Xtreme Bugs is Extremely Awesome

Xtreme Bugs at The Academy Of Natural Sciences (1)

My son has become fascinated with bugs this summer which makes it the perfect time to visit The Academy of Natural Sciences! Last year, he might have gotten bitten by entomology when we visited Bug Fest. I was thrilled to learn that The Academy would host the Xtreme Bugs exhibit which focuses on these creatures. … [Read more…]

Panning for Gold at Wild West City

Panning for Gold at Wild West City

At Mommy University, we love visiting locations that offer a fun learning experience for the entire family. Wild West City is one of those places. Located in Stanhope, NJ, Wild West City takes families on a journey to the past when cowboys and outlaws ruled the land. With live-action shows, museums, a train ride and … [Read more…]

Amazing Places That Bring Story Books to Life

Amazing Places that Bring Story Books to Life

What do nursery rhymes, fairy tales and wizarding worlds all have in common? They are all stories kids love. Whether it’s the Old Woman in the Shoe, Snow White or Harry Potter, these stories take us to far away lands and expand our imaginations. BUT what if those stories could come to life? Well, many … [Read more…]