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Camp slows Summer Learning Loss

Summer Learning Loss: The Case for Curiosity in and out of School Time Most parents intuitively know that kids forget a lot of what they learned in school over the summer months. What parents haven't known is how far-reaching the effects of this loss can be. Thanks to US Secretary o ...read more

Teaching Kids Bike Safety

Riding a bike can be a wonderful experience for every child. It’s an activity that offers fun, freedom and fitness while developing a child’s self-confidence and sense of accomplishment. Like most activities with such great reward, there is also the risk of injury. Teaching your child the fundamentals of bike safety is the most important step i ...read more

Using Parenting Skill to Teach Water Safety

With the onset of summer, kids are likely to spend more time in and around swimming pools and other water bodies. In such instances, it is important for a father to recognize the importance of water safety for his kids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2005 there were 3,582 fatal unintentional drownings in th ...read more

Using Parenting Skills To Bond Through Workouts

Many fathers live a well-rounded healthy lifestyle with regular workouts that involve their kids. First-time dads who think a new baby will interfere with their exercise schedule need not sacrifice their workouts but do need to supplement their parenting skills to include exercising with their kids. The trick here is to come up with kid-friendly ro ...read more

Inexpensive Birthday Party Games for Dads on a Budget

You don't have to hire a magician or a pony to make a child's birthday party a success. The only real expense you might have to endure is birthday cake and ice cream. Otherwise, kids just need some easy-to-create fun activities. You can go fly a kite or take a trip together to the local playground.  If you want to be more industrious, here are ...read more

Inexpensive and Easy-to-Make Gifts for Dad

Dads can be hard to be buy for, but nothing is better than getting a gift from your kids that they made themselves. Here are two simple ideas that kids can easily make in time for holidays. Not only that, but the first is energy efficient! A tie snake -With cold weather seeping in through every door and window, make a snake draft blocker using a co ...read more

Review of Marble Runs

Marble runs are all the rage and my four year old can spend a lot of time putting them together and watching the marbles run from top to bottom. At his age, many of them really take my participation since complex engineering issues require at least a first grade education.Marble runs come in three different types:1. The plastic marble run - Marble ...read more

Family Wii Games for Families, Parties, and Multiple Players

The only way I was able to sell the idea of a Wii to my wife, and even to myself, was the idea that we would only use it to play games together. There will be plenty of time later for the kids to hide themselves away to play video games. If we were to get a Wii, I wanted it only if it would be a better alternative to playing another game of Monopol ...read more

Valentines Day Crafts Ideas for Kids

A small gift, a favor, an out-of-your-way effort—there are many ways to express your heart on Valentine day. Hand-made crafts are an instant hit when it comes to gifts—they not only are beautiful but also appreciated more because of the effort put into creating them. Introduce Valentine’s Day craft ideas in your family and convert your home i ...read more

Drawing and Painting for Kids

P { margin: 0px; } Art is one of the best ways to help children express their creativity. Research has clearly shown that drawing and painting stimulates brain activity in the areas that are used for observation. Not all children are born with an innate liking and aptitude for drawing and painting. Yet, that should not prevent you from nurturing ...read more

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