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Inspire the Artist Within

Inspire the Artist Within

My daughter and I have a craft room that is utterly amazing.  We do a lot of self-discovery in this room and amazing projects are born.  If you are looking to discover the artist within, try these fun books fro Hachette Publishing. Stick it To ‘Em Color and create your own personalized stickers! Stick it(…)

DINO WEEKEND TO OFFER FUN OF PREHISTORIC PROPORTIONS

DINO WEEKEND TO OFFER FUN OF PREHISTORIC PROPORTIONS

In honor of Dinosaur Island’s return to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium this summer, the Zoo is excited to announce the Dino Weekend celebration on July 29 and 30. As part of the festivities, the Zoo will offer exciting prehistoric-themed fun for both families and animals from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, including:(…)

Think and Make Like an Artist

Think and Make Like an Artist

My daughter always loved to draw and color.  Nothing has changed and she is now a teenager.  We sit a lot and color and draw and now and again actually make something artsy.  Have a child who loves to doodle and do arts and crafts?  Check out this book from Thames & Hudson, “think and(…)

Outdoor Play For All the Kids

Outdoor Play For All the Kids

Hot summer days have kids wanting to play outside but at the same time have them sweating from the sun and heat. Cool things off with this fun toy and let keep the kids moving, laughing and having a good time. Whirly Whale Sprinkler This new ocean-themed sprinkler is compatible with standard water hoses. The(…)

Card Games for Family Travel

Card Games for Family Travel

We are on the road more in the summer than any other time of year.  This means we spend a lot of time in the car and on planes as well as in hotels and rented houses.  To make our trip more of an adventure, we like to take games along that can be played(…)

Word Games for the Entire Family

Word Games for the Entire Family

One of our favorite game companies is US Games Systems out of Connecticut.  They have a variety of games, all of which are fun and interactive for the entire family.  Special thanks to them for sending over word games when we contacted them and asked for games to help prevent summer slide and introduce learning(…)