The Physiological Benefits Your Children Gain from Outdoor Play

In a digital age where every individual owns a gadget or even two, it can be difficult to encourage children to play outdoors. Most of today’s kids would rather stay at home and play games on their tablets or smartphones.

Based on Jenny Anderson’s report on, American kids spend about 18.6 hours of play time using their gadgets. Interestingly, it was also revealed that 62% of parents want their children to have more outside play. While this is currently an inescapable reality, it’s the parents’ responsibility to regulate their children’s screen time and introduce more play time. Playing outdoors is proven to give a child a range of benefits, from physical to social, mental and emotional. 

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Pumpkin Pancakes

In our house we LOVE pancakes, and this time of year we are all about PUMPKIN PANCAKES 🎃🥞

I know mornings are often the busiest time of day, at least in our house anyway, so I am always looking for healthy and delicious breakfasts that are quick and easy. These pumpkin pancakes definitely fit the bill. One of our favorite things to do is make a big double batch on the weekend and freeze one to eat during the week. This way every weekday can feel like a Sunday morning .

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DIY Moana Costume

My girls love Moana and I knew I had to come up with my own costume for my oldest daughter to wear.

Of course, I used items I already had to make an inexpensive version of Moana’s outfit in the movie. I even made a cardboard oar to complete the costume.

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Fidget Spinner – Halloween Costume

We are so excited to share with all of our readers a Fidget Spinner costume you can make on your own and it costs very little to make.

Oh and did I mention, the fidget spinners really do SPIN! Are you excited to see how to make it? Because, we are excited to show you how we made it.

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Total Solar Eclipse Fun on Long Island

On Monday, August 21st, 2017 all of North America will be able to see the Total Solar Eclipse. On Long Island the visibility will be at about 70% (weather depending).  Are you as excited as we are?

 

In this post we have a fun guide to places you can visit with your family on Long Island this Monday along with do it yourself activities for your own backyard viewing party.

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DIY Squishy Stress Balls

Everyone gets stressed even our kids. It is very common to see both kids and adults struggle with anxiety.

“Releasing tension with a stress ball can be very calming and therapeutic”, says Erika Burdick.

Try this easy DIY stress ball and watch the stress disappear.

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News 12- Dinosaur Fun

Kids of all ages and adults love dinosaurs!

These sensory activities will keep the kids busy and happy for hours.

These activities are fun to make for a rainy day or to use when playing outside.

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