Travel in Toms River, NJ

By The Goddard School • March 29th, 2018
I used to stand in front of the blender so they couldn’t see. Sautéed zucchini, red and yellow peppers, spinach—I’d throw it all in there quickly with the tomato sauce and breathe a sigh of relief when the crunching would stop and the swirling would begin. Meanwhile, my boys (4 and 6 at the time) would play with their Legos on the kitchen table none the wiser. Sure, I could openly put some veggies on…

Have you ever wondered why we even bother buying our kids toys when all they really want is the cardboard box to build a fort? Grab your kids, and some scissors, and get ready to make some memories with these creative ideas for cardboard forts.

Red Roof Inn St. Augustine in Florida is a cheap, pet friendly hotel with free Wi-Fi, exterior corridors, a business center, seasonal pool and continental breakfast.

By The Goddard School • December 20th, 2018
CHILDREN’S tech obsession can be hard enough for parents to deal with during the day – but new evidence suggests they should be concerned about the effect it’s having on kids at night too
Research shows that the 40% of children aged between six and 11 years who use mobile phones, laptops or tablets in the hours before bedtime are getting around 20 minutes less sleep a night than kids who don’t use tech in…

Between 18-36 months, so much happens developmentally that it's easy to lose sight of the objective. The long-term goal here is cultivating self-control in the child, not parental control of the child. Through your words and your own behavior during this period, you are teaching the basics of judgment and control that will work not only when you are present, but hopefully when you are not, as in those teen years.

Commitment to family and community is characteristic of Goddard Schools. We make a difference in our communities by participating in local sponsorship as well as charitable outreach programs. The children in our schools learn about the importance of helping others and the significance of giving and being a part of their communities.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Meeting the continuing and growing global demand for the brand, Red Roof® is expanding its presence into the...

By The Goddard School • January 4th, 2019
Part of being a good citizen is being open-minded regarding different types of people, cultures and customs. Here are five ways to encourage open-mindedness in children
Reading books that feature diverse groups of characters. The same goes for TV shows and movies. Simply reading about or watching people from various cultures interact can show a child that the…

Simple, play-based activities you can do with your infant to help him or her develop motor and learning skills

By The Goddard School • November 19th, 2014
Are you stuck inside because of the freezing temperatures or the rain? Take a step back from the TV, tablet or video game, and shake up your normal routine. When the weather prevents your children from playing outside, provide them with challenging activities and active games
Have a Board Game Competition.
Hold a board game competition in your living or family room. Spend the day playing different games. You can even compete for prizes.
Create…

By The Goddard School • December 11th, 2018
No one likes to be sick. As a parent, when you feel terrible, you just wish that the world would stop and you could just curl up on your bed and sleep. Unfortunately, this is not how the world works. Even when you are sick there are things that have to be done
However, when your kids are sick, you’ll need to decide whether they are contagious or not before sending them off on their…

By The Goddard School • May 10th, 2010
Nutrition comes in many shapes and sizes – and not all of them are solid. A fruit shake is a refreshing way to start your child’s day. Choose your child’s favorite fruits or try a new one from time to time. Add a piece of whole grain toast – and maybe a little peanut butter – and you have a balanced breakfast alternative. Cut and freeze fruits ahead of time to make this breakfast as…

From bathing and hand washing to hair and tooth care, learn how to instill healthy habits and teach your children the importance of good personal hygiene.

These more than 25 Thanksgiving activities for toddlers will keep little hands busy and out of trouble during the holiday season.

By The Goddard School • October 1st, 2018
Even though this article was originally written with working mothers in mind, this is great information for all parents
It might seem crazy, but it’s totally worth it.
It’s 7 p.m. on a Wednesday night, and my phone rings. I interrupt my midweek recap with my assistant and best friend, Erin, to take the call. We’ve closed on 12 homes this month, and I have the late-night call log to prove it. This is my…

Winter 2019 is coming! And our frosty forecast melts rumors of a mild winter! It’s going to be a “teeth-chattering” cold one, with plenty of snow.

By The Goddard School • May 29th, 2018
Ever noticed how a rise in temperature seems to directly correspond with a rise in the amount of loose change flying out of your purse
What with ice creams, drinks and whatever else they’re begging you for I feel like I shell out money hand over fist as soon as the sun comes out.
With three little people now pretty much eating and drinking and costing the same as each other days out can get…

Putting your baby down to sleep when she shows signs of drowsiness, but is not yet asleep, will help her learn to fall asleep independently. This is

In our increasingly technological world, devices are here to stay. Set boundaries and limits now so devices become teaching tools instead of detracting from

By newscred • May 23rd, 2018
There have been numerous research studies demonstrating that one of the most beneficial activities you can do with your children is consistently eating dinner together. The benefits of eating dinner together as a family are wide-ranging and important
Eating dinner together helps improve the vocabulary of young children because the children are exposed to a wider and more difficult set…

By The Goddard School • May 2nd, 2018
We asked you what product or strategy helps streamline your mornings and get you out the door on time. These ideas are serious game changers
I wait until I’m at work to have my coffee. It motivates me to get ready and keeps me from lingering.
— Libby Cutler, Richmond, Virginia
I keep the kids’ socks, shoes, and hair stuff next to the garage door so we don’t have to run around for the last…

Here are five important things to remember during your pregnancy.

By The Goddard School • April 13th, 2018
Celebrate the first day of school, the German way
The kickoff to first grade is a big deal in Germany, as my American family learned while living in Berlin. The weekend before our daughter started first grade, we joined a celebration called Einschulung. Her school welcomed students with an assembly; afterward, families gave the children Schultüten—large paper or…

By The Goddard School • April 26th, 2018
Like when, just for hypothetical example, requests to clean up the Magna-Tiles get tuned out, monologues about the day’s agenda elicit a confused “What?” and efforts to discuss the self-actualizing lessons of The Little Engine That Could are met with knock-knock jokes about butts…
Does anyone else feel like her kids ignore her , oh, 97 percent of the time?
Babies as young as five months old know their names, says Lelonek. Around nine months…

hildproofing your home can be an overwhelming task. The most effective way to start is to evaluate your home, room by room, from your child’s perspective. If

By The Goddard School • March 19th, 2010
Pets enrich the lives of many children and families. While children raised with pets show many benefits, safety concerns should always be a determining factor when deciding to get or keep a pet in a family with young children
Choose wisely from breeds or species that are a good fit for your family, your home and your lifestyle…

1.It develops the ability to sympathize with others. Once we understand how difficult it can be to learn a second language, we begin to see how people who come

Children need to learn to manage negative emotions, and to do that, they need to experience them from time-to-time at manageable levels. The anxiety-free child

Pregnancy is a profound experience. It gives you nine months to bond with your baby and grow emotionally. Here are five ways to stay healthy and happy during

Unfortunately, half of American families face the likelihood of divorce. Most of these families have children who will be affected, though it is hard to tell

Ever wonder how the landfill gas-to-energy process works? This video takes you through how Waste Management converts naturally occurring landfill gas into cl...