Jul 16

Kiddie apps and games are great practical ways to keep kids and small children entertained while traveling. Keeping them busy during your trip will minimize the noise, tantrums, and just keeps them happy all throughout your plane or road trip. Here are a few suggested apps and offline games you could get for your child: Zingo to Go, Scribblenauts, My Playhome, and Highlights Hidden Pictures.

If you’re traveling with more than one child, then these two ideas are sure ways to give them some fun ways to interact: 1) Checkers for iPad, and 2) Encouraging them to record videos of each other while singing and then later, having them to play it back much to their hearts’ content.

If you want quiter travels though, then engage them in PopMath, Comic Book app, Who am I, Dinosaur Chess, or Doodle Buddy, or just get them a wonderful picture book.

If you’re traveling with your kids with gadgets, the important thing is to let them create fun memories – but make sure you have them turn off their toys once you arrive at Grandma’s. Let them participate in the gatherings and let them spend the in-between sessions by talking with the other family members, exploring, and playing with Gramps or Uncle John.

Keeping their electronic toys shut off and reserved for only during the trips in the car or plane will also keep them excited for it, compared to if they were playing with the gadgets the entire time of vacationing.

Feb 12

If you’re thinking about adding a new Wii game to your family’s collection, but you don’t know which one to choose, we’ve got the guide for you. Check out the Best Wii Games for Kids, for an age-by-age guide on what to buy your family.

Jan 11

Does your family love the Nintendo Wii?  If so, you might want to check out this guide to the best Wii games for kids. It suggests games by age, price, rating, and more to help you find the right one for your family.

Jan 3

When it comes to kids playing video games, negativity abounds! You’re always hearing reasons why your kids shouldn’t be playing. Well, what if there were some reasons your child should play video games? Turns out, there are!  Check out 8 ways gaming is good for your kids.

Dec 25

If you’re looking for a fun Christmas game check out Secret Snowman. It’s easy, doesn’t require much equipment, and it’s a fun way for family members of all ages to enjoy the holiday.

Dec 20

Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah, and Jewish families across the country are taking part in the festivities. Need something for the little ones to do? Check out these great Hanukkah crafts and activities for kids. You’ll find coloring pages, online games, paper crafts and much more.

Dec 19

Christmas is about spending time with the ones you love, and what better way to get family members of all ages together than by playing a game? Need some good ideas? This list of family board games has some old favorites with new twists, new games, and the classics. They also make great gifts!

Dec 6

Kids tend to spend so many hours looking at screens or playing with gadgets that require batteries and plugs these days. Wouldn’t it be nice to get back to a simpler time? Real Simple offers some good old-fashioned playtime ideas that’ll get your kids out of the house, or at least away from the gadgets!

Nov 24

Do you have a trampoline? Do your kids want a trampoline? Have you decided against a trampoline because you feel like they’re unsafe? If you’re thinking about getting a trampoline, which one is best? These are the questions one famly ponders in Help! Should I Get a Trampoline?

Nov 21

If you have a little iPad fan, and you’re looking for a way to keep them occupied while you’re stuffing the turkey this Thanksgiving, you might just want to stop and give thanks for these apps. Lil Sugar has put together a list of Thanksgiving apps for kids, and it’s got everything – jokes, games, stories and more.

Nov 21

If you’re looking to teach your kids about recycling and you need a little help to make it fun and interesting, there are some websites out there that will do just that. Through informative games and printable coloring pages, you can teach your kids everything they need to know about recycling with these websites.

Nov 7

Few things beat family movie night: kids and parents all snuggled up around the TV, watching a favorite movie and eating your favorite snacks. But when you’ve seen all the movies or you decide you’re just watching too much TV, family game night is a fun alternative. If your kids aren’t quite ready for Monopoly, check out these great board games for kids. They’re fun for the whole family.

Oct 19

Piano recitals, football games, plays, fundraisers, track meets, PTA meetings, baseball practice – when you have kids, life can get a little hectic. There are practices and other events taking place every week and sometimes every day. With this in mind, Redbook is asking parents: do you attend every single event? Are you a better parent if you stay for every practice or is it OK to drop the kids off and run a few errands?  What do you think?

Oct 19

Looking for some easy Halloween crafts, favors and games to enjoy this year with your kids?  Check these out from Parenting.com. These are really great if you’re planning a Halloween Party.

Oct 13

Looking for a fun, education way to spend a family weekend?  Check out Family Education’s idea for an Animal Kingdom Weekend. It starts with a trip to a local zoo or aquarium and ends at home, where you’ll participate in fun animal-related activities, make fun animal crafts, watch movies with animal themes and make animal-related recipes.