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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.

By The Goddard School • August 15th, 2013
Jack Maypole, MD
Infants and toddlers are like wobbly ninjas, focused maniacally on tasting and mouthing items from coins to blocks to the odd flotsam and jetsam that lives on living room floors. Parents know to beware, to police an area well…as you never know what they’ll pop in their mouth next. Infant and toddler oral fixation is…

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 Katie Serbinski, MS, RD Once Halloween comes and goes, parents often are reminded it’s not just the spooky holiday that presents our children (and us) with sugary treats. The reality is that many celebrations from October through the New Year are accompanied by sugar, sugar and more sugar. It’s the
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By The Goddard School • November 8th, 2018
Part of being a good citizen includes giving back to the community and the world at large. Here are five ways to encourage children to be charitable
1. Start small. Rake the leaves in an elderly neighbor’s yard, take food to an ailing relative or just hold the door for someone. These deeds show your child that small acts of kindness can make a big difference.
2. Donate clothes and toys. Go through your child’s…

By The Goddard School • September 12th, 2013
You love to watch your little one playing and learning, and so do Goddard School teachers. Observation is a core method our teachers use to assess what children are learning, when they are ready to learn new tasks and what their interests are. We use these observations to track the children’s progress, develop lesson plans and share the children’s development with their parents
As parents, we often teach our children, yet they can teach us…

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…

If you have a picky eater on your hands, one great way to entice little ones to try new foods is to make eating them fun! * Try turning everyday foods into

Here are five important things to remember during your pregnancy.

It’s the moment of truth. You are getting ready to go back to work. Maybe your maternity/paternity leave has come to an end or you took time off from your

Fatherhood is a profound, wonderful journey full of moments that you will cherish for a lifetime. Here are five tips for dads who are new to the experience.

“On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths.” This fast-paced world is full of distractions and even the greatest parents have

Create a Life that comes from the Heart by Mary Alice Long, PhD

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

Most of us know the tradition. On the second day of February, every year, we watch the beloved cuddly creature come out from its burrow and predict if spring is

How to work on vocabulary with a 5-year-old? 1. Read a ton together. Books use a larger variety of words than we tend to use in conversation. As you're reading, occasionally ask whether he understands. "What does the word ___ mean?" "Why did she just do that?" "What do you think might happen next?" "Remember that time when you did that same thing?" 2. Tell stories. Face-to-face interaction lights up the brain for learning language -- and may be more engaging to him…

Experts with children share their recipes and tips for fellow parents.

“Long days, short years.” How true these words are for parents. Several years ago, a mom with college age children said those words to me, and they resonate

Frequently asked questions about the REAL ID program that would be useful to the public.

Looking for a spooktacular twist for your child’s Halloween snack? Try these tasty spider snacks!

Go ahead, toy with your pumpkin carving this year—the kids will love the results. These fun pumpkin decorating ideas will get you started!

Spice up snack time with this quick, easy and, most importantly, yummy black bean hummus.

Most commonly used at holiday time, family newsletters are a great way to keep family and friends both near and far up to date on all of your family’s

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

Sooner or later, your child may utter the phrase “I’m bored.” Should that time come, here are five ways to help your child learn how to entertain herself.

In honor of Mother’s Day, we set out to discover how different cultures across the globe celebrate moms.

Take responsibility for empowering students, and avoid the schooling habits that train them to seek a single right answer instead of exploring the learning process.

Ian passes along some rules to live by when flying with young children.

Reduce, reuse and recycle your trash into these fun kid-friendly crafts!

These positive parenting tips feature books with diverse characters and will help broaden you and your child's horizons with fun stories along the way.

Raising a young child involves so many daily challenges that it's likely you have little free time to think about your financial future.

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-Discovering the wonder of nature with kids and adults. Get inspired with simple solutions. Let's play outside!

A blizzard of playful activities that you and your child can do outdoors and in.

They may not look like much, but they can completely transform a dish.

Spread the holiday cheer with these gifts that give back and support those in need around the world.