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Archive for April, 2013

National Screen Free Week

April 30, 2013

This week is national Screen Free Week which we think is a fabulous idea. For many of us, media time has become part of our daily family living whether it’s computers, smartphones, DVDs, the Cloud or whatever is at our virtual fingertips. Let’s face it, sometimes screen time can calm down a restless toddler at a doctor’s office, can distract kids on long trips or can even be a learning tool. However, there is something to say for turning off the screen – no matter what size – and playing outside, using imagination for play, reading a book together even as a family or having family game time.

Earth Day Craft for Kids

April 17, 2013

Monday is Earth Day and to celebrate we have this easy craft that even the smallest member of your family can do.

5 Easy Ways Parents Can Be More Eco – Friendly

April 16, 2013

It may seem that being Eco-friendly takes a lot of time and money, but it doesn’t have to! These 5 easy tips can help you and your little ones become more green and care for Mother Earth!

Bringing The Cat In The Hat To Life Activity

April 5, 2013

Reading to children has many benefits and by bringing your child’s stories to life, you can reinforce what your child is learning in the story. For years Dr. Seuss has been teaching children how to read and expand their vocabulary. We think the beloved Cat in the Hat is the perfect book to bring to life.

3 Tips on Keeping Your Kids Healthy

April 2, 2013

Like most parts of the United States, Chicago has been hit with cold weather one day and balmy weather the next. This has lead to an increase of colds and other nasty infections. A few simple tips for keeping your kids healthy.