Tagged: children

Kids Books: Reading Checkup for Developing Readers

How are your children developing as readers, and what can you do to help? Use RIF’s series of Reading Checkups to evaluate your children’s progress through six stages of reading development, from picture-pointing to...

Great Rainy Day Activities for Kids

It can be challenging to come up with ideas for entertaining the kids when the weather is cold, miserable and wet. In a way this limits your possibilities, considering you cannot spend a lot...

Healthy Eating for Kids

Encourage kids to eat vegetables Make sure your veggies taste good – cook them until just firm, not mushy. Finish them with a splash of olive oil or top with a little grated cheese....

Planning Fun Activities for Kids

When you are planning fun activities for kids you have to maintain a balance between fun and instruction while maintaining your sanity. That can be a feat, but it is doable. With a little...

Montessori Toys and Your Little ones

What does it matter if your children have fun with toys manufactured out of plastic material vs. toys built from wood? To what degree should your kids use technology? Is there a limit to...

Helping Your Kids Become Creative Thinkers

As parents, it is a common denominator to have the desire for our children to grow up prepared to any challenges their lives have to offer. Mothers, just like my own mother, are always...

Eco Friendly Playground Design

The last thing on any child’s mind as they are happily playing on climbing frames and swings is whether their playground equipment is having a detrimental effect on the environment, and therefore their future...