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Best Spelling Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Tablets post image

Memorizing all the spellings is a hard work. We want to use as many tools as possible to help kids learn spelling so they can move from "learn to read" to "read to learn" stage as early as possible. Today we share our top picks of Spelling Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Mobile Devices. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids on iPad series. For the whole list of the series, please visit Must… Read More

Halloween Movies for Kids That Are Not So Scary post image

Halloween is a fun time for kids, especially younger ones. It is a good time for family fun too. Today we share some Halloween movies for kids that are not so scary, so the whole family can enjoy together. There are many ways for families to enjoy movies at home now. You can download movies instantly from Amazon, Apple iTunes store. We have been using Netflix. If you have never tried Netflix, you can try it for free for a… Read More

500 Science Activities for Every Month of the Year post image

It is hard to believe we have collected so many science activity ideas for kids over the years, I feel it is necessary to organize them in a way so it is easy to find an activity when I want to do something with kids. Here we are going to put these activities in the order of the months and seasons of the year, so no matter what time it is during the year, you can find something quickly. January… Read More

50 Ideas to Learn Gratitude Social Skill post image

Gratitude and appreciation are simple yet important social skills for kids to learn. Kids need learn not only the feel of gratitude, but also the expression of gratitude. There is no better time to practice gratitude skills than in November. Today we share over 50 ideas on family activities of gratitude activities. The best way to learn is to practice them in daily life. They can be small acts, but it is important to start small and it will become… Read More

Zoo Learning Activities for Kids post image

I love the apps in Grandpa and Grandma series. They are learning apps, yet they are also very fun and kids love to play with them. The most recently one is In the Zoo with Grandma and Grandpa. It is designed for kids from preschool and up, and like other apps in the series, there are many fun games with built in learnings in them. Games in the app: Fix the sign: When kids enter the zoo, they will see… Read More

9 Pumpkin Science Activities for Kids post image

Fall is approaching us faster than we know. Some of our neighbors have put up pumpkin decorations in the yard already. I think it is time to start thinking about some pumpkin themed activities for kids too. Have you ever tried science studies with pumpkins? There are actually so many science activities you can do with pumpkins. Learn life cycle of the pumpkin Explore the inside of the pumpkins and learn each part of the pumpkins Observe a rotting pumpkin and learn why… Read More

Jigsaw Puzzle App for Kids of All Ages post image

We like jigsaw puzzles. It offers many benefits in childhood development. Through playing puzzles, kids develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor and gross motor skills, shape recognition, problem solving, and patience. It is a good quiet activity to help kids to calm down. I recently find a good puzzle app. What I like the most about the app is the ability to adjust the difficult level, so everyone at home can play. You can create a puzzle for a 3-year-old, and… Read More

7 Fun Science Activities for Kids About Leaves post image

We had so much fun doing natural science activities with kids. So today I am going to continue to collect more natural science activity ideas. Today I'm putting together a list of science activities for kids about leaves. Observe Leaves: If you walk in the park, you will see many different leaves. Take a magnifying class, collect some leaves, and observe these leaves with kids. Observing and investigating is the fundamental science research skill and it is never too early… Read More

Family Night Ideas – Good Family Movies and Games post image

With all the school activities, family and work responsibilities, it is hard to fit family night into our busy schedule unless we intentionally plan for it. Do you have family night? What do you do? I have been looking for family night ideas, and find some good family movies and games that are educational and fun. I’d love to hear your ideas. Please do share. We love to play family games. This is the time every one interact with each… Read More

Cool Pine Cone Science Experiments for Kids post image

We have pine cones every where. It is easy to find, and it is fun to play with too. Today we share some fun science experiment ideas for kids with pine cones. Have you tried using pine cone to forecast the weather? Do you know why pine cones can forecast weather? Besides weather forecast, there are more interesting activities you can do with kids with pine cones and learn sciences. There are many amazing science about pine cones. These experiments… Read More

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