Archive for April, 2013
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.
April 18, 2013
Our children spend most of their time in their beds and rightly so! Sleep is one of the most important factors in healthy development and growth. Sometimes our baby’s crib mattress is an afterthought.
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.
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!
April 11, 2013
Step into Spring with this cute and easy butterfly art craft for kids of all ages!
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.
April 4, 2013
Sometimes you just wish you had a fairy to wave her magic wand over your toddler so she will be potty trained. Well, Abby Cadabby the famous Sesame Street fairy in training is here to help
April 3, 2013
The Easter bunny has come and gone, but you have more eggs than you care to count! We asked around Kolcraft what people do with their leftover eggs & these are a few of the responses:
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.