Planning for Fun With Kids (September)!

September 13: International Chocolate Day ❑ Find out more about the history of chocolate and how it is made. Check out this Smithsonian feature, “A Brief History of Chocolate,” which includes a video or the “The Sweet Lure of Chocolate” at...

Mom By the Numbers

❏ There are an estimated 85.4 million mothers in the US. ❏ 55% of mothers with children <1 year old are in the labor force. ❏ 72% of mothers with children 1 year old+ are in the labor force. ❏ 26% of working moms who had a child in the last 3 years did not take the...

Preserving Your Child’s Art

❑ 3D Printing: Services like Crayon Creatures and Doodlesculpt take your child’s drawings, transform them into a digital model, then produce a 3D-printed version in full color so you can save it as a sculpture. ❑ Embroidery: DIY embroidery of your child’s...

Organizing the Family

❑ Establish a routine. Routines are all about the day to day. From teeth brushing to waiting for the bus to doing homework, make sure that the to-do’s of the day are factored into a routine schedule. Within the daily routine, schedule all of the extras –...

Indoor Fun for Kids

Beach Day Host a tropical fun day in your own kitchen! Cover your floor with plastic drop cloth and beach towels and place a bin of water on top with water toys, beach balls, and more. Have bubbles on hand for blowing. Use craft paper to line the walls and cabinets...

Family Media Use Plans

❑ Establish “Screen Free Zones” including kids’ bedrooms and dinner table. ❑ Keep the computer in a public part of your home. ❑ Set media time allowances to limit screen time to less than 1 – 2 hours per day. ❑ Encourage screen-free playing, working on projects,...
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