Want to Entertain the Kids in the Car Without Screens?

April 12th, 2018 | Behavior, Family Fun, parenting, Teens, Toddlers, travel
Want to Entertain the Kids in the Car Without Screens?

Summer is a time for family trips, often involving hours long car rides. One way to avoid the road trip blues is to engage your kids.

Did you know that you can borrow audiobooks, and ebooks, from the local library? Nothing passes time like a good book read aloud. Just like at the library, you can search for titles, place holds, and request books be purchased.

Check out OverDrive or Libby to start borrowing audio and e books for free!

Activities for Kids in Sacramento

April 2nd, 2018 | Family Fun

Looking for something kid friendly to do around town? Check out the links below to find fun activities in the Capital City!

Traveling with Children

March 22nd, 2018 | Behavior, Family Fun, parenting, Teens, Toddlers, travel
Traveling with Children

“Travel can be an enlightening and eye-opening experience for children of all ages: there’s new foods, experiences and sights, not to mention quality family time. But traveling with children can also be an overwhelming proposition — unpredictable schedules, long packing lists and cranky kids are just a few of the challenges you may encounter along the way. But here we’ll help you make traveling with kids a breeze. After all, you and your children should enjoy every moment seeing the world and create a lifetime of memories along the way. Isn’t that the point of travel in the first place?”

Read the New York Times article on travel with children
photo: https://catherinecooper.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/travelling-with-kids-products/

Tummy Time

Tummy Time

Parents are encouraged to “do tummy time” with their infants. But what is it? How do you do it? Below you’ll find a link on one method for getting baby into, out of, and enjoying tummy time. If you have questions, feel free to contact our office Lactation Consultant, Amity.

She has attended a TummyTime! method workshop and will happily walk you through the process.

http://www.tummytimemethod.com/tummytimetrade-method.html
https://www1.nichd.nih.gov/sts/about/Pages/tummytime.aspx
Photo: https://www1.nichd.nih.gov/sts/about/Pages/tummytime.aspx

Fun Kid Centered Activities in Sacramento

February 5th, 2018 | Family Fun, Food

A short list of museums, parks, a restaurants in the area that are kid friendly.

http://redtri.com/san-francisco/kid-friendly-sacramento/

Tips on Encouraging Kids to Eat Healthy

January 31st, 2018 | Behavior, Child Health, Family Fun, Food, parenting
Tips on Encouraging Kids to Eat Healthy

“When was the last time your child sat down at the dinner table and said, “Gee, thanks for this delicious plate of healthy food! Can I have seconds?” We can’t promise these tips will convert your picky eater into a fruit and vegetable fan, but they should make good food choices more attractive for everyone.”

http://www.pbs.org/parents/food-and-fitness/eat-smart/encourage-kids-to-eat-healthy-food/