Congratulations Uncle Ryan!!! | London Marathon

London Marathon

Congratulations Uncle Ryan!!!

Big Up’s to Ryan Loftus, Colin’s Brother, for completing another marathon!!! This time he ran the London Marathon and finished with an astonishing time of 3:42, Wow!!! Now that’s impressive….

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Way to go Ryan!

Rocket Science!!! | Why You Should Get A Tandem-X Rocket Building Kit by Estes

Tandem-X by Estes

Build Your Very Own Rocket And Watch It Blast Off!!!Tandem X Rocket Building Set

What a great alternative to the regular family bonding or reading routine. The Tandem-X Rocket launch set is a sure fire way to keep everyone involved and excited about learning new things. It’s amazing to see just how curious and animated Ace gets while trying to figure out how to follow the instructions along with his dad in efforts to build something “super complicated cool” as he calls it.

Today with so many kids not being interested in math or science it is an awesome way to introduce complex sciences with out being stiffy. He is truly curious about how things can be put together and is learning fundamental theories such as relativity and Newton’s laws of motion and basic engineering.

The Tandem-X Launch Set is a great way to engage with your children while learning yourself (It’s amazing just how much fun science can be) believe me I used to be a skeptic and shut off to learning certain things but by explaining complex things in a simple and fun way, Tandem-X opens up a whole new world of fun and adventure!

Let’s Build A Rocket!!

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Magic Science! For Wizards Only.. | Scientific Explorer

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What an amazing time Ace (and Colin) have with this Magic Science Kit from Scientific Explorer.

You can make your own mysterious, shimmering magic wand! You can also learn about casting spells as you mix up bubbling, color-changing, glowing potions in your very own test tube cauldron. I strongly advise adult supervision! But beware it’s for Wizards only…

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The Importance of Outdoor Winter Play! | Outdoor Activities

The Importance of Outdoor Winter Play!

Here’s a fantastic article from the National Wildlife Federation about making sure your kids are bundled up safely and the importance of going outside! Outdoor activity is vital for healthy childhood development, even in the winter. Just make sure your little one is properly clothed when enjoying the winter wonderland!

http://blog.nwf.org/2014/01/bundle-up-and-be-out-there/

#winterfun #earlychilddevelopment #getoutside #outdoorfun #realsimple #decemberstrong #familyfun #morningslikethese

 

bundle up!
bundle up!

 

#nice and toasty
#nice and toasty

 

 

 

 

 

10 Holiday Movie Favorites to Watch this December with your Children! | Holiday Movies

10. Home Alone

9. Elf

8. A Christmas Story

7. Miracle on 34th Street

6. A Christmas Carol

5. Frosty the Snowman

4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

3. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

2. A Charlie Brown Christmas

1. Polar Express

  • Hey note to Hollywood, It’s about time we had a holiday classic with a minority cast for small children. A legendary cartoon or traditional holiday treat (Tyler Perry, Ang Lee, Spike, Robert Rodriguez, Oprah, what’s up!)

 

Cool ideas for outdoor winter fun | Outdoor Fun

Make a snow globe.

Use strong glue to attach a plastic toy to the inside of a jar lid, then add baby oil and glitter for a homemade snow globe; it makes a fun souvenir of a great day.

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Make Snow Angels

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snow angels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Build a Snow fort

Build an awesome snow fort

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Cool Critters.

Use bits of nature to embellish animals sculpted from snow.

Creature a cool creature using nature as an aid

 

Catching snowflakes
Place a black sheet of paper into a freezer until cold. Take outdoors and use a magnifying glass to view snowflakes that land on the paper.

#catchingsnowflakes #activitiesforthesnow
#catchingsnowflakes #activitiesforthesnow

 

 

Just Improvise. A few fresh ideas when stuck in a creative rut. | Parenting Tips

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If you are like us, finding fun entertaining yet educational content for a toddler can be challenging but I think sometimes if you can’t find what you are looking for then that means you have to create it!

Yes if you are looking for innovative new fun activities to do with your children, sometimes the best thing you can do is wing it. Start the conversation with your child (This works well for kids 9 and under) about a fun game or story then just  go with the flow. You never know what activity can be created with just one line of a story like “It began long ago on a cold winter’s night…or The Pirate Ship had a long plank ahead staring out at a crystal blue ocean…Go ahead, I dare you to tap into your inner child and wing it.

The story could lead you to coming up with makeshift pirate costumes. Or maybe even having an astronaut puppet show with aluminum foil and Popsicle sticks. Who knows? Just put on your silly hat and let your imagination be your guide!

Happy Playing

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Halloween Safety Tips | Safety Tips

Tips for a Fun and Safe Trick or Treat

1. Never Trick or Treat Alone.

2. Make sure to eat a healthy and warm meal before heading out.

3. Bundle Up. Sometimes we forget how chilly it can be.
It’s no fun to be uncomfortable while getting your trick or treat on!

4. Always inspect your candy before eating.

5. Never go to an unlit home and knock on the door for candy

6. Always be respectful and remember your manners.

7. Be silly, Have fun and Get into character

8. Don’t eat too much candy at once

9. Share your candy with your Parents

10. Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes before going to bed.

Happy Halloween!