Easter Basket Gift Guide 2021

Easter Basket Gift Guide 2021

We are so excited to partner with the following brain boosting toy companies to bring you this year’s Easter Basket Gift Guide: Faber-Castell, PlayMonster, Just Play, Creativity for Kids, Think Tank Scholar, No Stamps Needed, and Basic Fun. At Mommy University, we believe that everything our children play with should enhance development and aid in positive … [Read more…]

Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Home

St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids

On March 17, people all over the world will be celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Synonymous with parades, delicious food, and everything green, Saint Patrick’s Day is a day filled with excitement and fun traditions. Even though many events and parades have been canceled this year, that does not mean the fun … [Read more…]

Chase the Rainbow: Rainbow Activities for Kids

Chase the Rainbow : Rainbow Learning Activities for Kids

Chase the Rainbow! Rainbows have always been a symbol of hope after the storm and captured the imagination of young children. Parents know that rainbows show up in children’s artwork because they make them happy. In all honesty, rainbows make adults happy too. When we sheltered in place, there was a trend to put rainbows … [Read more…]

How To Make a Snow Volcano

How to Make a Snow Volcano

It’s winter which means it’s time for snow storms and snow days! We recently had over 2 feet of snow dumped on our town so we had to come up with some creative ways to play with all that snow. In addition to the traditional sledding and snowman building, we decided to have a little … [Read more…]

Unique Ways to Have Fun This Winter

Unique Ways to Have Fun This Winter

I am not sure what this winter will bring us but I know there can be fun and adventure if we just use our imaginations! In NJ, the winters can be a cold and dreary time, especially when we are encouraged to stay at home but I am determined to have fun this winter with … [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…]

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…]

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…]