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Family Dance Party

Ask all the family members what a couple of their favorite songs are. Then put together a short playlist (think around 15 min) with those crowd favorites. If you have any fun lights, or old party streamer decorations laying around, string them up for some extra pizazz! Get moving and grooving for some fun family…

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Make Your Own Doodle Art!

Doodle art is just art that is created by scribbling and doodling to create a design using lines, shapes, and color. Doodling has been known to help with relaxation, exercise the imagination, and build non-cognitive skills. All you need for this activity is paper and drawing materials. You can use pencils, crayons, markers, pens…anything will…

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Have a Picnic

You can go to a park or green space, or you can just go to the back yard. Prepare (or buy, life is busy) some easy to eat food, take a giant blanket or two, and enjoy a nice meal outside with your family. Just switching up the location and usual meal routine can be…

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6 Things to Know About Blue Light

Blue light is everywhere. Blue light is not exclusive to our digital devices like TVs, tablets, computer screens, and smartphones. Fluorescent and LED lighting are also sources of blue light. In fact, our main exposure to blue light comes from the sun and being outdoors. Blue light rays are what make the sky look blue.…

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Photoshoot Night

Have a fun photoshoot with your kids. Take pictures of each other, and with each other. Set camera timers to get the whole family together, if you like. Don’t just stick to classic poses and matching outfits. Make sure you allow your kids’ goofy personalities to shine through. Let them put on different outfits for…

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Can Screen Time Benefit Your Family?

The answer is yes! We live in a digital world now. There is no escaping it. Don’t stress, though. There are many ways screen time can actually benefit your family interactions. Digital tools can support family interactions, especially with those not in your immediate household. Being able to chat or text with that uncle in…

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Family Nature Walk

Go to a nice place and enjoy nature together. Nature trails and parks are perfect for long walks. Lots of trails have signs and descriptions, or trail maps, so you can identify what you are looking at and learn about it. Or, you can print up your own pictures of a common local plant, tree,…

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What Are Young Kids Spending Their Screen Time Doing?

We know that people of all ages in today’s world are increasingly using digital devices, or spending time in front of a screen of some sort. It’s simply a part of life for many. We took a look at the 2020 Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight to see how…

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Tackle a Puzzle Together

There is nothing quite like working together as a family to put together a large jigsaw puzzle. Set up a dinner of finger foods and snacks with your puzzle so you can munch while you work. There is a puzzle for every age, so, make sure you choose the right size pieces so everyone can…

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Homemade Kazoo

This is a super easy craft for when your kids are feeling restless. We don’t recommend this on a day when you need silence in the house, but otherwise it’s tons of fun. What you need: Old toilet paper rolls ( a paper towel roll would probably even work) Washable markers Wax paper Rubber bands…

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Family Athletic Night

This one is pretty simple! Choose a sport or activity, and do it together as a family. Getting the whole family active, while having tons of fun, is healthy for all involved. Biking, tennis, kick ball, yoga, or even basketball spin offs like “Horse” are always fun. Younger kids might also enjoy racing, hopscotch, and…

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9 Signs of Screen Time Addiction (This works for adults too!)

It is difficult for your child to stop engaging with screen media when necessary. Your child sneaks using screen media. Screen time is the only thing that seems to motivate your child. Your child becomes frustrated when they can not have screen time. The amount of time your child wants to engage with screen media…