DIY: ‘Fireflies In a Jar’ Night Lamp

Firefly jars are easy and fun to make, and they don’t require any form of firefly mutilation. The elements needed to make one are barely any and can be made in a couple of minutes flat. These jars are perfect party deco if you’re thinking of holding one at night and they’ll throw around some…

Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer

Do you entertain your kids with chess camp, art school, cooking classes, or tennis lessons during the unstructured summer months? Or perhaps all of them? There are activities and summer camps galore to fill children’s time and supply much needed childcare when kids are out of school. But psychologists and child development experts suggest that…

Jamming with your toddler: how music trumps reading for childhood development

Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby Einstein, take it easy on acquisitions for your two-year-old’s private library, and don’t fret if your three-year-old hasn’t started violin lessons just yet. The key to unlocking a child’s potential intelligence and happiness may indeed lie in music, but succumbing to the commercial juggernaut that is the baby-genius-making industry…