The Best Backyard Games for kids! School is out, and it’s finally summertime, that magical season full of warm weather, long days, family barbecues and, of course, backyard games. Dust off those hula hoops and squirt guns, and get to the backyard for these fun, active outdoor games! If you have a big group of… Continue reading The Best Backyard Games for kids!
The Restaurant Box: A guest blog by Jessie Ford A couple weeks ago, we asked our fans on Twitter and Facebook for some great tips and tricks. Today’s guest blogger, Jessie D’Amato Ford, answered the call and shared with us about how her family uses our Tin Lunch Box: the Restaurant Box. I had never heard of… Continue reading The Restaurant Box: A guest blog by Jessie Ford
Have you seen these? They are the Best family movies? I just read through an article on Parents.com on the 10 best family movies for Thanksgiving. I must admit I agree with some. The Princess Bride, The Iron Giant, and a few more but they missed some classics with our family. My two favorite family movies are Holes and Second Hand… Continue reading Have you seen these? They are the Best family movies?
I would never say that to my kids…….(but I probably did) First let me say that I am a happy, well-adjusted adult (and when I am not, I pretend well). This article is amazing. I am sure I have been guilty of most of these things. I remember the talk I received when I was 12 or… Continue reading I would never say that to my kids…….(but I probably did)
Have more Halloween Fun this year Hair-raising Halloween fun is not only necessary, it’s neceSCARY! Making Halloween the best that it can be is not nearly as hard as everyone assumes, we just have to think out of the box! Games, snacks, books, and parties can reach a whole new level with our awesomely scary,… Continue reading Have more Halloween Fun this year
Do you have bored kids? Maybe this can help….. I know as parents we have all probably heard “I’m bored” from our children. Hopefully we can help here. I am sure you will find something that will interest your child in this list of 101 things for bored children. Here is another great article which… Continue reading Do you have bored kids? Maybe this can help…..
Should you kick your child out of the house? I just read this article in the Metro West Daily News. Maybe I like it because it speaks about something I believe in. It tells that sending our kids outside without a plan is good for their health. I think this is a great idea. For younger children, it… Continue reading Should you kick your child out of the house?
A great idea for PBS kids that your kids can have fun with today. Here is a great idea from PBS Kids. Build a bird feeder with the stuff you probably already have in your house. Easy, fun, inexpensive and hopefully it will give them hours of fun. If it is an inside day then… Continue reading A great idea for PBS kids that your kids can have fun with today.
Date night is back. Never be without a babysitter again. At Frecklebox we are always looking for great resources to share with you. I did an earlier post about date nights which my wife always insisted on. We have great family and friends close by but sometimes I just wasn’t comfortable asking. Since we had… Continue reading Date night is back. Never be without a babysitter again.
Here is a summer reading challenge for your kids Here is a great article about the iVillage PBS KIDS Summer Reading Community Challenge I love this article on momstart.com because I believe kids should read what they want to read. It is the process of reading, not what they read, that is important. Summer learning day is this Thursday… Continue reading Here is a summer reading challenge for your kids