Indoor Games for Kids

Indoor Games for Kids

There are always days when kids are stuck inside to play.  Often it is due to weather, but there are tons of other reasons why outdoor play may not be an option!

That is why we have collected more than 30 Stuck Inside Games to play. Check out these fun indoor activities for kids. Continue reading

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6 Tips to Prevent COVID-19 and Other Viruses

6 Tips to Prevent COVID-19 and Other Viruses

Taking these precautions can safe-guard your child against illnesses, especially if they will return to a classroom during COVID-19.

As kids head back to school each year, they are at an increased risk of catching a virus. This year, there’s the added fear that children may get COVID-19 while in the classroom if they return to school in-person. Continue reading

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50 Science Games

50 Science Games

Science games and activities provide exciting ways to learn about how the world works. And if you’re wondering how to make learning science fun, the answer is through games, of course!

Science is all about observation and experimentation. Add in a game element and your kid is sure to have fun while learning about science! Check out this list 50 science games in the areas of natural science, social science, and computer science. Continue reading

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Learning Pods

Learning Pods

An infectious disease doctor offers guidance on an option some parents are exploring for returning to school during COVID-19

This school year, parents face a big decision – send their child to school in-person or let them learn at home. Some parents are choosing a third option: learning pods. Continue reading

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Galaxy Slime

Galaxy Slime

Galaxy Slime is a fun and colorful way to let kids explore color mixing and spark interest in outer space.

My son loves playing with homemade slime, and we are always looking for ways to make different and interesting recipes. He loved creating the different colors, then watching them mix and spread. And the sparkly star confetti made it even more fun!

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5 Things You Need to Get Ready for Virtual School

5 Things You Need to Get Ready for Virtual School

It’s that time of the year again. Back to school!

For many FLVS families, this will be their first experience having their child attend school virtually – but even parents with experience can use some fresh ideas to start the new school year. Here are proven tips from teachers and parents of virtual school students to help your child get ready! Continue reading

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Lego Organizing Ideas

Lego Organizing Ideas

With more than one set of LEGO bricks in the house, then at one time you have pondered how to organize them!  They are the toy that just keeps multiplying.  In my house, that is a good thing to keep 3 boys occupied, BUT LEGO  clean up can sometimes be a nightmare.

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School Supply Caddy

School Supply Caddy

I have to admit that i am pretty lucky when it comes to homework time. my children always get it done without too much complaining. however, i was starting to get pretty annoyed by the daily whining “where is a pencil” “where are my colored pencils” “i need a glue stick” “where is the sharpener!” i decide some organization tactics were in order! Continue reading

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How to Survive Distance Learning, According to a Teacher

How to Survive Distance Learning, According to a Teacher

Welcome to my quarantine: The blankets are forts, the couch cushions are trampolines, and the puzzles are a modern art jumble on the living room floor. Each day, I juggle teaching my high school students online and supporting my own children’s education at home.

My kids are young (one is 5, the other almost 2), so they do not have a significant amount of distance learning to complete each day for school. But, like all work-at-home parents right now, I am attempting the balancing act of maintaining their schedules, promoting their educational development, getting my work done, and, you know, paying attention to them. Continue reading

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3 INGREDIENT FRUIT ROLL-UPS

3 INGREDIENT FRUIT ROLL-UPS

When I first came across a recipe for a similar fruit leather type thing, I was suspicious.  You mean to tell me I can use my oven as a dehydrator?  I don’t need one of those fancy shmancy things?  I figured I would have to give it a couple tries, some old fashion trial-and-error, but alas, the first try was a major success!  I’m talking major, these things are really good.

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