Explore the Rails with Thomas and Friends at Liberty Science Center

Thomas and Friends Explore the Rails

You Don’t Need to Pack Your Bags to Visit Sodor! There are few ambassadors to children’s literature and television programming that have withstood the test of time like the jovial and hard-working Thomas the Tank Engine. The original TV series featured model trains with the voice of The Beatles’ Ringo Starr narrating his adventures across … [Read more…]

Take It Outside with Simplay3: A Review of the Sand and Water Bench

Sand and Water Table

We have a small house and a postage stamped size backyard, so we seek out compact toys for our home that are sturdy and functional. Recently, the Sand and Water Bench from Simplay3 has become a perfect fit for all of our needs. Due to its inventive design, it makes a wonderful addition in most … [Read more…]

Down on the Farm: Educational Activities for Kids

Activities for Kids on the Farm

There is nothing like visiting a farm for young children. They are thrilled and fascinated with the scenery and opportunities for learning that surrounds them. After taking my children for several years, they still smile with delight over tasting the food, petting animals and breathing the fresh air. While there are plenty of activities that … [Read more…]

5 Educational Must Haves at Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

5 Educational Must Haves at JBF

At Mommy University we believe that kids learn through play! By engaging in hands-on, interactive experiences and activities kids gain important skills and knowledge that helps boost development and leads to greater academic success. We also believe that providing kids with brain boosting toys should not break the bank. All families should have the opportunity … [Read more…]

Sensory Experiences at Diggerland

Sensory Experiences at Diggerland

Buckets of Fun for Everyone! Located in West Berlin, Diggerland USA offers families family fun in this unique construction themed amusement park. What I found most appealing about this premier destination, however, is that this park is not about roller coasters, rather the rides provide distinctive sensory experiences. While this may seem like an unusual discussion, … [Read more…]

Exploring the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Exploring Children's Museum of Manhattan

A Review of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan New York evokes thoughts of museums, stunning architecture and cultural institutions. As much as I love bringing young children to these locations, spaces that are designed for them are still needed and beneficial. Children still need to run, move and play. Children’s museums place emphasis on hands-on … [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…]

Dig Into Fun and Learning at Liberty Science Center This Summer

Dig Into Fun and Learning at Liberty Science Center

My boys absolutely LOVE learning about dinosaurs. From dinosaur books to toys to movies, they love everything that has to do with these magnificent prehistoric creatures. That is why I was so excited to be invited by Jersey Moms Blog to spend the day exploring Liberty Science Center to help kick off their Dino Days … [Read more…]