By S. Standish, Try It Kids Co-Owner, Teacher, Mom There are so many amazing options in and around the Blue Mountains, all you have to do is a bit of investigation on their website and explore what you think would be the perfect family escape for your crazy brood. The best part is.....it is not that far of … Continue reading Travel With Try It Kids INC: Blue Mountains 2017 Summer Escape
By S. Standish The weeks off for the summer holidays are the ideal time to find exciting ways to keep young brains stimulated. Any little bit helps, and each of these summer ideas will do the trick for maintaining your child’s current grade/skill level. What’s more important, is that they apply the skills to their real life, which … Continue reading SMART SUMMER: Activities to Keep Kids Brains AND Bodies Active!!!
By S. Standish Fun Food Tips Helpful Ideas: a. Destemming strawberries, starting at the pointed bottom of the strawberry, push a drinking straw up into the centre. This takes the stem and leaves off. If the aim is a bit off and the straw goes askew, keep trying to remove any pieces that are left. b. … Continue reading Rocking the Summer: Fun Tips/Recipes/Games
Pizza night is the highlight of our weekly meals. We love pizza but the pizza we would have delivered isn’t exactly wholesome food and pizza in my weakness so tonight we tried the Homemade Grilled Pizza. We are finally starting to feel the warmth on our faces after a long Winter which means it’s time… via … Continue reading Friday Night Idea……:)
By S. Standish (80s child and therefore an expert in the field) Make sure that you look at parent groups for reviews and information about appropriate content and what questions it may raise for your kids. We like the resource Common Sense Media. The Goonies (1985)- A group of misfit kids set out to find a pirate's … Continue reading Top 15 80’s Movies to watch with your Grade School Kids
By S. Standish - Teacher, Mother of 3 Crazy Fabulous Boys, Entrepreneur and NEW Blogger! Here is a good list of things that you can present, when you get the infamous roll of the eyes and, "There's nothing to do!" Water Balloon Baseball - water balloons and kids foam bats…..tons of giggles and wet clothes. … Continue reading 80 Things to Do in Summer when Kids say “There’s NOTHING to do!!”
A fidget spinner is a type of stress relieving toy for kids and adults alike. This trendy toy is being sold as a distraction object for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and autism. But it's also being regulated or even banned in classrooms across the country. A fidget spinner has a bearing in the center … Continue reading Toy Hype – Fidget Spinners
Paper Bag Kite Materials - Large brown paper bag (from a store, sometimes a larger gift bag works too!), String, Hole puncher, tape, scissors, art supplies to make it awesomely your style, Stapler/Glue, streamer rolls Grab your bag by the open end, put a piece of clear tape in each of the corners(near the edge) and … Continue reading Spring Crafts To-Do List:
The best sports for kids are fun to learn and play, teach about teamwork and responsibility and help keep kids in shape. In no particular order, these are the most requested kid programming sports. Ball Hockey - Try it with rollerblades! Flag Football - Non-physical version of football, perfect for lil' NFL/CFL fans! Beach Volleyball … Continue reading Top 10 Sports for your Kids to Play this Summer
We love our Mini Mag!!!! Some great ideas for the spring!!