Easing Back into School

August is officially over, which means summer is fading away and school is back in session.  Don’t let the stress of the first week back to school squander those happy summer memories. Together we have created a list of effortless, back to school hacks that will make transitioning as easy as 1,2,3! Set the Alarm: One…

Camping as a Family

Summer is the perfect time to discover the outdoors; and what better way to let your children explore their imagination and learn about nature than camping. Camping, in general, can be a daunting task made even more stressful when traveling with younger kids. Take the stress away and remember these tips to ensure a peaceful…

Summer Travel Nutrition Tips

Traveling with kids can be difficult. From the beaming sun to boredom and discomfort, you are bound to face some obstacles. Additionally, it is difficult to practice proper nutrition while traveling. On the road, or in the air, options tend to be high in fat and sugar. Below we discuss some ways to keep your…

Sidewalk Chalk Fun

There is one activity that can be used to create endless possibilities…chalk! Chalk is an excellent way to encourage kids to use their imagination and engage in physical activity. Here are some activities you and your kids can do in the summer sun with chalk! Make Your Own Chalk: Chalk is super easy to make;…

Beach-Themed Fun!

Some of the greatest memories of any childhood are those days spent at the beach. Unfortunately, we can’t live seaside all the time. But you can bring the beach to you with some clever tricks. Here are a couple of activities that allow your children to explore their creativity and imagination without a trip to…

Staying Cool In Summer Pediatric Care Group

Splashtastic Water Activities

We are always looking for ways to avoid the sizzling heat in the summer, and anything involving water is a huge hit! Here are some splashtastic water activities to enjoy under the summer sun!   Water Balloon Letter Smash: This is a great activity to help with letter recognition. Get outdoors and be active under…

Summer Sun Protection

Spring showers have passed, school is out, and summer is upon us. With your kids starting to spend so much time under the sun, keep these tips in mind to make sure they’re protected from those summer rays. Sunscreen One of the most important things to remember while your kids are playing under the sun,…

Spring into Science Fun

Spring brings a season full of changes; plants beginning to sprout, flowers starting to bloom, and caterpillars becoming butterflies. Children are naturally curious about these changes, so why not turn their playtime into science time. We have come up with three fun science filled activities that can be done outside under the spring sunshine and…

Peer Pressure and Nutrition

Eating healthy isn’t always easy. However, when it comes to our children’s health and wellness, it’s essential. Even if we, as parents, are diligent with our children’s diets, outside factors will still influence their choices. The snacks offered at daycare, the cafeteria, friend’s houses, and with relatives, are often out of our control. Peer pressure…