Prepare Your Child…and Yourself for Camp!

By American Camp Association For parents, the most heart-racing, adrenaline pumping moments happen when you let go and watch your child try something on his or her own. The moment the training wheels come off, the first trip down the driveway on the skateboard, the first time our children ride the school bus—these are more…

Summer Learning Arts Activities

1. Create a living room theater: Have your child act out their favorite stories books, plays, TV shows, or even a script from their own imagination. Get the whole family involved by creating props, costumes and programs! 2. Guess titles of works of art: Make a game out of your next museum trip. Cover the…

Prepare Your Kids to Ditch the Devices at Summer Camp

Apps like Pokémon Go created a nightmare for camp directors a few summers ago. Staff, who hoped to create a tech-free summer camp experience ran headlong into a pop-culture trend that requires a smartphone. While most camps set the expectation in advance that the summer camp experience will be device-free, it’s difficult for some kids…

Seize the Day for Fun and Play– Preschooler Style

While you are chasing your toddler around the store or answering your preschooler’s question for the tenth time, an older mom watches you nostalgically and says in the checkout line, “I know you’re tired now, but it goes by so fast.” You may be so busy taking care of them, enjoying them may be a…

Mud—A Prescription for Healthy Kids

Kids love mud—it’s just a fact. Whether it’s the batter for fresh muffins, or the building material for mini dams and roadways, or just the satisfying squish between toes, a young child seems drawn to the stuff as if by design. Parents, on the other hand, may be less enthusiastic about mud. For one thing—…

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