Category Archive: Family Time

Get some inspiration for spending “quality” time with your kids: recreation, crafts, traveling, organizing kids parties, indoor and outdoor activities and more

Trick-or-Treating and Candy – The Sweetest Thing About Halloween

Year after year on October 31st, millions of costumed children go house to house and shout the all too familiar “trick-or-treat” with an expected reward of some candy. Yet, it wasn’t always this way. The practice of trick-or-treating on Halloween is a relatively new one and it didn’t always include candy. This article is about the …

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Making the Most Out of Your Trip to Disneyland

Despite large crowds and long ride wait times, it is possible to have a great and enjoyable time at Disneyland. There are several things that you can do to keep your energy level up, see all of the events you want to see, and ride your favorite rides as many times as you want. Just …

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Preparing Your Child for a Trip to a Theme Park

A visit to a theme park is often a treasured memory for children, but planning for that trip can be difficult. How do you make sure that your child is ready to visit an amusement park? How can you ensure it is the best trip possible? Keep these few things in mind while planning a …

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6 Life Lessons Your Child Can Learn From Soccer

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, whether played professionally or just for fun. But are there benefits your children can derive from the game, beyond simple exercise? In fact, soccer provides a large number of life lessons for its players, six of which are outlined below.

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Motivating Your Kids to Exercise

Your kids may get some exercise at recess time, but most children still aren’t active enough. The American Psychological Association reports that only 30 percent of children 6 to 17 years old got at least 20 minutes of vigorous exercise every day, but 20 minutes still falls significantly below national standards. The best way to …

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School’s Out: Now What?

Your kids might be anxiously counting down the days until summer break, but your apprehension increases as long, hot days with your kids inch closer. Tackling your to-do list and keeping your kids pleased is more challenging during the summer months, when the structure of the school day disappears. A little pre-summer planning can go …

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Sticky Mosaics From the Orb Factory

Founder Steven Kay used his background and formal training in photography, sculpture and design to launch The Orb Company in 1991. Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Orb Factory creates award winning crafts and activity products that are safe and fun for kids. Products from The Orb Factory can now be found in more than …

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5 Ways to Entertain Kids with the Kindle Fire This Summer

School’s out and you’re now faced with keeping your children entertained for the next 2-3 months. If you have a Kindle Fire in your home, this is actually quite easy to do. The Kindle Fire is not only a great eReader, but it has so many great features. Here are just five ways to entertain kids …

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Creativity in Children

Children need to be given many different outlets to express their creative ideas. When we allow young children to express themselves creatively we often limit them to making physical things. We have them complete some type of artistic task such as painting or drawing. Unfortunately, the other outlets are sometimes neglected. Many children allow their …

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Crafts That Children of All Ages Love

Crafting is a captivating activity with plenty educational benefits: motor skills development, creativity boosting, strengthening of family relationships, aesthetic taste enhancement. It is, therefore, a good idea to encourage your children to take on such a hobby. Here are some ideas of crafts that you can teach your kids and practice with them:

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