When kids hear the word “summer,” they immediately think, “No school!” Days are filled with outdoor adventures, relaxing vacations, and no homework. But just because kids aren’t in school doesn’t mean they should stop learning. Here are a few...
Anyone who has filled a basket with plastic Easter eggs knows that the colorful containers are only egg-citing when accompanied by the mystery of what's inside. Once the candy or toy has been discovered, the plastic egg often gets...
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you might, like me, find yourself looking for something seasonal to get you and your family in the mood for the holiday. Print out one, or all three, of these coloring and...
Living in Columbia, the chances of your kids finding enough snow to play with are low. We were so excited to hear that a "snowstorm" was coming. Then we were quickly disappointed when we could barely see the flakes...

3 Hanukkah Crafts for Kids

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  A great way to teach children about the traditions and story of Hanukkah is through play and crafts. Here are three kid-friendly crafts to share the joy of Hanukkah with your children. Classic Handprint Menorah Make a handprint menorah every year...
This past weekend, my kids and I planned some fun Halloween activities since October suddenly showed up! How is this month flying by already? I wanted to do something different than our usual pumpkin patch and pumpkin carving (to be...
Spooky season is in full swing! The Halloween sections in stores are set up and stocked with candy and costumes. Cable networks and streaming services are bringing the best (and worst) of horror movies and television shows. But, if you're...
Think back to the best ice cream you’ve ever had. Whether in a frozen tub, from a shop, or at a party. What made it so special? Was it the creaminess, the softness, the flavor, the toppings? Or was...
With new SpaceX launches and an exciting live-streamed landing of Perseverance on Mars, 2021 has renewed an interest in space among adults. How can we spread this fascination and enthusiasm to our children this summer? We've got some great...
I don't know about you, but I'm sure missing the library right about now.  I miss taking my kids, and letting them explore the children's area while I pick out books. They always loved going through the stacks as well,...
The year was 1998. The month was November, and I was a couple of days away from turning twenty-four. I was also only a couple of days away from losing the freedom of having a room of my own. See,...
There was once a time when I could barely keep my head above water. I had two children who were ages two and under, my husband was full-time in a PhD program, and I worked from home. Money was...
My 2-year-old LOVES to be outside. He takes any chance he gets. If we open the back door to let the dog, he races to the door too. When he sees the door to the garage, he'll stand there...
Although we don't get much snow in South Carolina, your kids can still have fun making snowmen! This is a craft you can do in bulk or you can do using a sock you can't find a match for. Here's...
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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Announces Opening Date of New Aquarium &...

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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, a world-class recreational and educational attraction in Columbia, S.C., will open the much anticipated Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Aquarium...

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