The weather is changing! As we move into fall, the days get shorter and the temperatures drop. It's time to break out the hot chocolate, and it's also a great time to teach your little one about seasons and clothing.
You might know her best as Jane Mancini, but since the end of Melrose Place, Josie Bissett has been one busy lady. The talented actress is in her fourth season on a new hit television series and this fall she'll be joining Lifetime's morning show, "The Balancing Act," as a co-host. She's also raising two kids (Mason, 12, and Maya, 9) as a single mom. And of course, in her spare time, she's authored a best-selling series of children's books.
From singer to actor to stage performer - Wayne Newton has done it all, and done it well. This is a man who has performed with Jack Benny and Lucille Ball, and done more than 30,000 solo shows in Las Vegas during the course of his career. His voice has made him an entertainment legend- and a very charming man. Seriously, I found myself blushing during our phone interview, and it's not hard to imagine him running around with the members of the Rat Pack, having a drink with Frank Sinatra or calling someone a "doll."
If you're looking for a family activity this Memorial Day that will stimulate conversation, foster a spirit of cooperation, and teach family members how to win and lose gracefully, play a game together. Family-friendly games can promote a sense of unity and togetherness in a family. When choosing games to play, look for ones that are designed to be played by groups of people, have simple rules and are appropriate for all ages and skill levels.
Most moms have probably found themselves wishing their children would spend less time playing games in front of the TV and more time in the "real world." Fortunately, the Wii, a video game console released by Nintendo in 2006, has incorporated both physical and cognitive development into the world of gaming. Instead of hindering your child's development, some Wii games may help promote several cognitive skills.
By the time they're in fifth grade, many kids get the chance to try a microscope at school. Since this activity is usually closely organized and supervised, kids don't really get the chance to do any free experimentation on their own. Having a microscope at home gives kids the opportunity to make their own discoveries; however, parents will want to invest in microscopes that are easy enough to use and effective enough to make experimentation fun.
The Nintendo Wii, the gaming system that gets you and your kids off the couch to play, supports games for nearly every interest and skill level. When choosing the next game for your Wii, look for one offering both family-friendly fun and the potential to entertain adults after the kids go to bed.
Many modern moms delight in taking a temporary break from their children and allowing them to watch a movie. There are a number of factors that you should consider when selecting a movie for your child. As you seek recommendations for sure-to-please movies, some factors will impact the appropriateness of your choices.
If your kids are older, you can say goodbye to crafts that only require paper and glue to complete. Since older children usually have the patience and fine motor skills to create more intricate winter crafts, craft projects can include cutting, beading and sanding. Creating a winter craft with your older child provides an opportunity for you to bond and to express your creativity together.
Having your children make their own Easter cards will allow them to express their creativity as they express their care for others.
Creating their own Easter cards will also provide them with an opportunity to learn about Easter, practice fine-motor skills and build language skills as they consider what special message to include on the card.