The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 16,000 Lights and Sounds Children's Scooters manufactured by Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass. A child's finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform, posing a laceration hazard. CPSC and Kiddieland have received two reports of children whose fingers got … [Read more...] about Children’s Scooters Recalled by Kiddieland
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The Problem: Sitting on my friend’s porch this past weekend, I was thrilled my kids (ages 3.5 and 5) were playing outside soaking it up with a group of new kids. Since mine were the youngest of the bunch, I kept a safe distance until I saw a commotion. When I walked over to see why all ten kids were clambering up the play set, I noticed the two fourth grade girls had taken … [Read more...] about ‘Digital Heroin’ and Kids: A Problem With Manageable Solutions
“Don't be yourself - be someone a little nicer.” - Mignon McLaughlin My 3-year old son is crazy for cars. Tiny cars that fit in the palm of his hand. He got a big stash of them for Christmas from his grandmother, Sutzi. He lines them up in a pretend garage that is really an ottoman. He even has names for them. His favorite is Francesco. His little sister Sienna … [Read more...] about Practical Tips for Raising Kind Children
I don’t know about you, but I'm loving spring- I love the air, and I love that it gets everyone outside! With spring, you also hear about Spring Training. Spring Training is when baseball teams head to Florida to start practicing, and playing games to get them ready for the MLB season. With Spring Training wrapping up, and Opening Day just a week away, (April 5th) it got … [Read more...] about My Family’s Spring Training Session
Don’t settle for the “but it’s hot outside!” line. Your kid cannot be cooped up inside all summer in the air conditioning. You need to encourage them to get outside and be active. Here are some tips from The Sneaky Chef on how to get your kid to be more active:The BenefitsWondering what types of benefits you can expect when you get your little couch potato moving again? For … [Read more...] about Make Sure Your Kids Stay Active this Summer!