5 Summer Reading Tips to Avoid Summer Setback

According to the National Education Association, “Summer sizzles when you add the excitement of a good book! But if kids take a vacation from reading, skills may fizzle over the break.” “Summer setback” happens when a child loses comprehension skills over summer vacation due to an extended period without reading.  As parents, it’s important to […]

5 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in the Polaris Columbus Area

Enjoying a nice breakfast, lunch, or dinner when going out to eat with your family should be an opportunity for everyone to relax. But going out to restaurants with young kids can often turn into a stressful balancing act. Dealing with everything from screaming and crying to picky eaters who can’t find anything on the […]

6 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Polaris and Columbus, Ohio

Weekdays can get crazy for families with busy schedules. From school and work to sports and dance practice, not to mention homework, sometimes it seems like the week will never end.  But when the weekend finally rolls around, you may find yourself with a little free time to get out for some much-needed family fun. […]

Have Fun While Painting with Your Preschooler

If you’re tired of the dried up paintbrushes with the crusty, frayed bristles – ditch them! It’s time to get creative and have some real fun while painting with your preschooler this time. Here are several ideas that will help you get started on bringing the fun back to painting with your preschooler: Flower Painting […]

Teaching Your Preschoolers the Value of Money

One of the most important life skills that anyone can acquire (even as a child) is the ability to manage money. At a very early age, attitudes and habits towards money begin to form. This is why it’s such a good idea to make sure that your preschoolers develop positive financial habits as early as […]

6 Fun Ways to do Chores With Your Family

Teaching your children to do chores at a young age not only helps to lighten your load, but also helps teach them how to be responsible and self-reliant. When kids help their family around the house, they gain skills in management, prioritizing tasks, and basic organization that will last a lifetime. Chores don’t have to […]

Sleepy Time: How to Help Your Child Cope with Nightmares

We’ve all experienced the occasional nightmare at some point in our lives, leaving us with that all too familiar feeling of being shaky, startled, and even sweating. While many adults can calm down rather quickly and go back to sleep, young children are often too frightened to fall back asleep. Sometimes it’s so extreme that […]

Sleepy Time: Why Napping is Key for Toddlers and Preschoolers

We don’t often think about how sleep affects us, but we should. Sleep is just as important for our health as nutrition and exercise. It is even more important for toddlers and preschoolers, whose bodies and minds are developing so fast. Many people know that sleep is an essential part of this growth process, however, […]