Archive for June 2014

5 things to do before sending your kid to summer camp

5 things to do before sending your kid to summer camp
Summer is finally here and for millions of families, that means heading off to summer camp, many for the very first time. Camp is a fabulous experience for kids, but one that also requires a bit of parent preparation. Here are 5 things to do before sending your kid to summer camp to make magical... Read more »

National Donut Day: Fun facts about the favorite breakfast treat

National Donut Day: Fun facts about the favorite breakfast treat
Mmmmmmm…. donuts.  Homer Simpson said it perfectly and I can’t help but think he’d be particularly thrilled that National Donut Day is upon us. The first Friday in June marks National Donut Day, and who doesn’t love the idea of celebrating that holiday? Do so with a delicious bit of fried dough and also with... Read more »

What parents need to know about the app Vine

What parents need to know about the app Vine
The app Vine is pretty popular among tweens and teens and millions of other users. The number of active teen users for Vine grew by 639% last year, according to Forbes. Even Disney World has a Vine account, so it must be okay for kids, right? Well, not always. Aside from the stated age requirement... Read more »
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Out of this world, fun summer science activities to fight brain drain

Out of this world, fun summer science activities to fight brain drain
School is out for some kids and the countdown of the final days is on for most other students. Parents are pretty aware of the summer brain drain and their efforts often focus on reading and social sciences like history and geography that tie in to summer trips. Science can be an academic area that... Read more »