Amazing Lavender Fields in New Jersey

Amazing Lavender Fields in New Jersey

While we have loved visiting sunflowers in New Jersey, we realized that there are other floral experiences in the garden state. Known for so many health benefits, lavender was a favorite scent of the original blue eyes himself Frank Sinatra, and it really does have a lovely rich scent. From cooking to therapeutic purposes, lavender … [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…]

Themed Activities to Enjoy at Home

Themed Activities to Enjoy at Home

We have recently found ourselves stuck safe at home. Yes, we can go for walks and go to the store for essentials, but otherwise, we are encouraged to stay home. Since then, we have come up with some fun and unique ways to keep the kids busy and engaged during this time. That includes virtual story … [Read more…]

75+ Learning Activities To Do at Home

Stuck at Home_ 75+ Free Learning Activities to Do at Home

Stuck home for awhile? We have all recently found ourselves in a very unique situation. We are suddenly becoming homeschool parents and not by choice. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with my kids, but being home with them for 4 weeks DURING the school year will be very overwhelming. Although I am … [Read more…]

A Tour of Liberty Science Center

Take a Tour of Liberty Science Center

Children are scientists by nature. They observe, absorb, and analyze information at an astounding rate. Often times it is thought that children need to be a certain age or maturity to process scientific information. Liberty Science Center (LSC) has been dispelling that myth for over 25 years! Located in Jersey City, they can’t stop growing. … [Read more…]

Access to Science: A Sensory Friendly Event at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Access to Science_ Academy of Natural Sciences

When you are a parent of with special needs, even just everyday tasks can feel daunting and overwhelming. Whether it’s food shopping, a trip to the playground or a going to the mall, these experiences can be overstimulating and uncomfortable for an individual with unique needs especially for those with sensory needs. That means visiting … [Read more…]

Play and Learn Gift Guide for Little Ones

Play and Learn Gift Guide for Little Ones

Shopping for little ones can be difficult sometimes. Either you are so overwhelmed with the selection that you want to get everything OR you can’t find anything you like. Plus, at that age, they can’t tell you what they want (although that may be a good thing). Over the years we have been introduced to … [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…]