Children’s Music – Why Go Home

My wife has a cheesy ring tone on her phone. Do you know that LMFAO song “I’m Sexy and I Know It?” Terrible…and catchy! The other day the phone rang and the addictive chorus began to play (“I workout!”). As I looked up, I saw our one-year-old daughter begin to bop around to the beat. […]

Outdoor Play for Children – Rockin’ Out

“Nature should be considered a critical variable in the design of all childhood habitats, including homes, childcare centers, schools, places of worship, and neighborhoods…” -Robin Moore, Natural Learning Initiative, North Carolina State University I will always remember how intently my children tried to get outside as babies. They would crawl to the front door, pound […]

Preschool Outdoor Play – Get Active

Summer and outdoor learning does not always involve paper and pencils. It involves movement! Physical activity is an important part of regular family life. Studies have shown that lifestyles learned as children are much more likely to stay with a person into adulthood. If sports and physical activities are a family priority, they will provide […]

Push Bikes for Toddlers – Go Nora!

I am the oldest of three boys. The first born son on my father’s side of the family. The Golden Boy – the world revolved around me… As more and more children and grandchildren arrived, the number of photos, the amount of effort in first birthday parties, the super parenting in general, declined. It is […]