Child Care Blog
If you're a guru camper, you likely know what to do to prep for some time outdoors. But if you're a newbie, you may be clueless about how to pull off an excursion in a tent. Giggle Magazine has some tips and tricks for conquering camping, though; writer Allen Haynes breaks down the planning into three categories—location (think bathrooms and access to water), lists (make lots of them), and water safety (pack some vests). Haynes' article is an easy first look at managing in the wild (or maybe not so wild).
Kids' television shows are sometimes, well, not really kids' televisions shoes—unless you believe kids should watch mouthy, sassy tweens exchanging slams and zingers with one another. There is no doubt that children mimic what they see, and if they watch programs that spotlight sass, then they are likely to model sass in their own lives. But kids enjoy TV, so what's a parent to do in order to allow some screen time? Do you have any fave shows that don't compromise the behavior of your kiddos?
Yep, we're on Facebook—did you know? Head on over and "Like" us, and we'll keep you in the loop about deals, specials, and savings. We'll also share lovely links to entertaining and inspiring stuff, and we will ask YOU questions now and then, like "How in the world do you make a perfect boiled egg with a shell that seamlessly peels without incident?" By the way, adding some baking soda to the boiling water sorta helps, and using a spoon to gently pry off the shell is somewhat helpful. OK, enough stalling—time to get to Facebook and "Like" PlanetKid. You'll be happy you did.
We've got summer on the brain and Summer Camp 2013 on the schedule! For 11 weeks, your kids can dive into all sorts of fun—we've got a pirate-themed week, a spirit week, a carnival week, even a secret-agent week! The fantastic fun kicks off the week of May 27 (although we are closed on May 27 for Memorial Day), and we want your little ones to join us for an exciting PlanetKid experience. Click on the following link for the full summer scoop: Summer Camp 2013. And, please, let us know if you have any questions!
The Fit Girls Dish Facebook page features a mom and a daughter who talk food, fashion, and fitness, and if you like these three F words, then you would be wise to "Like" these girls, who say, "We are a mother daughter duo blogging daily to you from NYC and Connecticut to share our passion for healthy eating, fitness, and fashion. We believe in living life to the fullest, and that includes enjoying your favorite indulgences! For any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Today kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week for many schools, and we hope you've found some clever and creative ways to thank your educators for all of their dedication and hard work. In case you are stuck on what to do, here's an idea: Ask each student to bring in a flower—it can be store-bought, home-picked, or handmade—and secretly assemble each one into a vase, or two or three, one morning before school. Then, surprise your teacher with a bouquet of blooms. It's likely the flowers will last a few days, maybe even the whole school week. How are you planning to thank teachers this year?