We are always on the hunt for a deal- whether its a free exhibit, discount event tickets, cheap flights, kids eat free and any other way to take our larger than average family out to give them experiences that will teach them and show them little pieces of our world. Our next big endeavor is […]Read more "CoolKid Globetrotter: Spotting and Securing Deals for Large Family Travel"
Reading is such an integral part of understanding the world around us, and with five children, I have tried every tool imaginable. From letter flash cards to Kumon, we have tried it all! Here are the top 5 resources that led to fluent reading and comprehension. Reading Aloud: We have been reading aloud to our […]Read more "CoolKid Tested: Top 5 Resources for Teaching Children to Read"
Our Summer bucket list still has some unchecked squares, so this week we are hitting the road (locally) to visit those last few places that we dreamed of back in June. Summer is rounding third and sliding into home and before we know it, school will be in full swing. On the agenda: Redwood Mini […]Read more "CoolKid Field Tripping: Redwood Valley Railway and Tilden Little Farm"
What am I going to do today to enrich my child? To expose them to social situations, build strength both physically and emotionally, engage them, introduce them to the fine arts, teach them while they are still little sponges? If you are anything like me, there are many days where hanging close to home is […]Read more "CoolKid About Town: Walnut Creek Toddler Classes and Activities"