How To Evaluate Your Teen’s Sleep Schedule Teens require anywhere between 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night. This is the ideal length of sleep to ensure that teens are well rested for school, sports, and work. Parents should get in the habit of monitoring their teen’s sleep schedule for irregularities and inconsistencies that can cause unnecessary daytime fatigue or may be the sign of a more serious health condition. Sleep Warnings Signs The amount of sleep your teen gets at … [Read more...] about The Importance of Sleep for Teens
Make Physical Activity A Priority For Your Family As a parent, one of the best things you can do right now is encourage healthy habits for your children. Staying active and eating right can help kids and adults achieve healthier weights, stronger muscles and bones. Here are some other ways to make physical activity a priority for your family: Let Your Child Pick Activities Considering participating in a physical activity with your child? They might get even more excited about it … [Read more...] about Making Family Fitness Fun
We have been experiencing a major heatwave here in Germany these past few weeks. With no air conditioning in our home (or anywhere else in the country) we've been a little obsessed with keeping cool, so we figured what better theme for our sensory bin than the arctic! We played with this bin for several days and ended up remaking it with new materials because it was so much fun! The first time we used epsom salt for snow and vase filler crystals for ice and water and then let our … [Read more...] about Arctic Sensory Bin, Two Ways!
We've been having fun with lots of different artistic science experiments lately, and this beautiful marbled milk experiment is no exception! I first remember doing this for an elementary school science fair, so long before the days of Pinterest this fun activity has been amazing kids! With only three ingredients involved, this is a great winter boredom buster with a few learning objectives thrown in to boot! Firstly, gather your supplies, you'll need: A shallow dishQ-tips or … [Read more...] about Magic Milk
Giving kids allowance? Yay or Nay? There’s so many different thoughts on this subject: Do you pay a regular allowance to your kid, only give them money when needed, or have them do special chores to earn money? When my husband and I got together, I had two daughters, ages 13 and 3; and he had a son age 4. He previously would just give his son money or toys whenever. My daughters (the older one, because what is a 3 year old going to do with money….lol) would get money when needed. I would … [Read more...] about Kids And Allowances
Materials you need: 6"x9" cut fabric5"x7" cut fabric2"x4" cut fabric2.5"x14" cut fabric for neck strapCrayola Fabric Markershot glue gun and glue sticksvelcro Take the fabric of your choice and cut four different pieces measuring 6"x9", 5"x7", 2"x4", and 2.5"x14". Decided what pattern you want to draw on your bowtie; I chose to do a lemon pattern for the bow and then stripes for the middle. You only have to cover the middle portion of the fabric because it will be folded. Take the largest … [Read more...] about DIY No-Sew Bowtie