Homemade Play Dough Recipes that Kids Will Love

My daughters adore working with play dough.  My oldest is very creative and enjoys using her play dough to create elaborate dresses for her dolls or layered baked goods utilizing all the colors of the rainbow.  As much as she tries to accommodate her little...

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Sensory-Friendly Film Screening of THE LEGO MOVIE

As part of Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute’s (ADMI) Community Outreach and Family Support initiative, ADMI and The Campus Theatre are happy to offer children with special developmental needs and their families a chance to experience the joy...

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Mason Jar Valentine’s Day Gifts to Make & Give

Pennsylvania girls have been using mason jars long before they became trendy, so it should come as no surprise that these versatile containers can make great Valentine's Day gifts. From homemade snow globes to treat containers, candy jars to fireplace mantel...

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Easy No-Sew Valentine’s Day Banner

I'm going to share with you how easy it is create a no-sew Valentine's Day banner in under twenty minutes.  For this project I used burlap that I purchased on a roll.  Burlap is trendy right now, so don't overpay for it.  The fabric department at...

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Ways to Praise a Child

We all love our kids -- even in our moments of frustration, there is nothing that we wouldn't do for these little people who call us Mom & Dad!  Using words of praise often, even for small successes, builds confidence, shows respect, and validates our...

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At the Movies: Strange Magic

From the mind of George Lucas comes “Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd.  This madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream" features popular songs from the past six decades that help tell the tale of a colorful...

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Little Passports – a Global Adventure Review

Disclosure: if you buy this through my affiliate link, I get some milk money {but not enough for a pony}. We are not world travelers.  Would I like to be?  You betcha, but with no budget for worldwide adventures & a busy toddler, we are limited to these...

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Wooden Blocks – Hours of Fun with No Batteries Required!

As a mom and former early childhood teacher, there's a special place in my heart for simple wooden toys and especially for wooden blocks.  They don't require batteries, they won't rupture your ear drums {except for the rare case when King Kong or T-Rex make a special...

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Easy Homemade Finger Paint

Looking for something fun to liven up your afternoon?  Try this easy recipe for homemade finger paint!   Who knew it was so easy to make your own paint?!  Head to your pantry and grab these ingredients: You will need: 3 T. sugar ½ cup cornstarch 2 cups cold water food...

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At the Movies: Paddington

Moms and Dads who grew up reading Paddington Bear will be in for a treat as their favorite bear is brought to life in this feature film!   Movie Synopsis Beloved bear Paddington gets the big-screen treatment in this family film adapted from Michael Bond's...

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