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Make It: Five Valentine Snack Ideas

Looking for some fun treats to surprise the kiddos with this Valentine’s Day? We rounded up some of our favorite toddler-friendly ideas from the web. Enjoy!

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Will it Float? Salt Water Science

Have an itty bitty one at home that loves our Sea Saw underwater game? Let’s be honest… who doesn’t love watching the fish? If you want to take the concept of predictions even further, you can explore salt water life with your kiddo — right in your own kitchen. Your little one will love (and I really mean love) getting to be a scientist.

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Shape Exploration: Preschool Tangrams

We know a lot of KneeBouncers out there love our Shapes Game… so we thought we’d share a fun way to extend shape learning: tangrams!

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Take a Winter I-Spy Walk: A Photo Blog

Get outside and PLAY! This fun winter I-Spy walk will guide your itty bitty one on an outdoor adventure that also helps hone literacy, science and math skills. All through play.

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Find More Family Time…. With Gaming?

One of the new year’s resolutions many of our fans mentioned was finding more time for family. It’s always a struggle, isn’t it? Whether you’re working and your kids are in day care, you’re working from home or you’re staying home with your kids — there seems to always be stuff to do. And as much as you’d like family to always come first, sometimes {more often than we’d like to admit} when it comes to a sink of dirty dishes or a pile of laundry, they win out over 20 minutes of play time with the kids. Or even a quick conversation and coffee with your spouse.

But rather than grabbing a huge calendar and starting to ‘schedule’ family time, maybe we can start with something seemingly less ‘structured.’ Simply changing our mindset. Starting with computer games.

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2012 new years resolutions: our fans weigh in

Yesterday, I asked KneeBouncers Facebook Fans to share their New Years resolutions. I’ll admit, I was prepared for an onslaught of various “get healthy” decrees. Surprisingly, resolutions were more introspective or family-focused:

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5 Things To Do with Kids This Week: Holiday Break 2011

The presents have been opened. The family room may be back in tact. And there are at least ten more days of holiday break. If you have a lot of kid-time on your hands this week (and we hope you do!), here are some fun ideas to get your ‘cool parent’ on.

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Are You App’d Up?

Want to stand out in the crowd? Think of how much cooler that tablet or phone you’re giving would be pre-loaded with handy apps. Especially for those doing the unwrap-and-dash this Christmas morning? (Oh, yes, we’ll be hitting the airport by noon to see family members in the midwest. You, too?)

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Gifts that Inspire Play

Earlier this fall, we announced our commitment to promoting the importance of play (see Benefits of Playing with Your Child). No better time to spread the play cheer than the holiday season! If you’re still looking for a few gifts this season (the countdown is on!), here are 10 ideas that will keep the kiddos — and kiddos at heart — playing all year long.

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Virtual Cookie Exchange: Polka Dot Biscuits

Meet Amber (18 months) and Michelle from Canberra Australia! They are here today to share their favorite cookie recipe: Polka Dot Biscuits. They have been using KneeBouncers since Amber was about 3 months old — and were introduced to it by my mother who is an infant teacher and loves it for her kids in her classes.

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