If you have a kid or grandkid that loves to surf, I just came across a children’s book series that is bound to spark their interest. The Cabo and Coral series make ideal gifts for the little die-hard surfer in your life.
Cabo and Coral are two friends that share a love for catching the big waves while keeping their beloved beach clean. Their surfing adventures spans four hard cover books; Cabo & Coral Dog Days of Summer, Cabo & Coral Go Surfing, Cabo & Coral Reef Explorers and Cabo & Coral’s Secret Surf Spot. Read the rest of this entry »
Taking trips with kids in tow is not cheap neither is it convenient but I say it is necessary to create those lifelong memories and to deepen your bond with your kids. 10 Places Every Kid Should See is a place to start. Nine of the ten sites are landmarks within theUnited States,Europe being the tenth.
Beyond North America and Europe, there are five other continents to see;Australia, South America, Africa, Asia andAntarctica. All the continents start with the letter “A”, was that by design? I wonder.
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School will be out for the summer recess in days or weeks depending on your school district. The kids and even their teachers are looking forward to this long stretch of time to relax. The alarm clocks take a long well deserved vacation too.
If left to their own devices, kids can have too much of a good thing. We have all heard the saying “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. The other half is hardly recited so I will give it to you here; “All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy”. Read the rest of this entry »
My family and I were in San Antonio recently on vacation. Yes we saw the Alamo. I painstaking went through all the exhibitions and felt shivers down my spine as I read about the bravery of these men who fought gallantly knowing they were out numbered and doomed to die yet fought on to their demise. I read about the history of Texas and it’s first settlers, toured the grounds of what used to be a garrison in the nineteenth century with reverence but my preschooler could care less about history. Read the rest of this entry »
Away from the hectic pace of everyday life, travel time is a perfect time to unplug and reconnect as a family. Instead of immediately popping in a DVD, playing endless video games or listening to an iPod; use the time to relax and enjoy one another. Read the rest of this entry »
In Giving Your Kids Experiences, I highlighted the benefit you and your kids get from shared experiences. Here is a compilation of 10 places every kid should see, this is solely my opinion of course.
1. Disney World
Truly the “Happiest Place on Earth!” You have to save up for the one. A Disney trip could get pricey. Read the rest of this entry »
While there are a lot of ways to enrich your kids, having them see the world around them will go a long way in preparing them for the world that has become more like a global village.
As stated in Giving Your Kids Experiences the investment in taking those trips will continue to come as they relish the experience and relieve it in their minds. Read the rest of this entry »
Our kids are bombarded constantly with advertisements of the newest and coolest stuff. We feel the immerse pressure of keeping them in par with their friends so we succumb to their pleas of “I absolutely need to have that!” I am guilty as charged here but working on giving my kids a lot more experience and time than giving them things.
Studies have shown that you get more than your money’s worth with experiences. You get to relive them in your mind time and time again, long after the stuff is in a landfill somewhere. Read the rest of this entry »