In a perfect world, screen time would be used only in ways that helped kids grow and develop. The reality for today’s kids, though, is most of them probably spend way too much time in front of a screen and the time they do spend is often mostly for entertainment value. I’m guilty of letting my kids have too much screen time to, but the reality is, screen time is often used to excess. A former member of the Wiggles, Greg Page, is leading a revival of children’s educational television with Explore, Discover and Grow – a series of 104, ten-minute videos released directly to subscribers twice a week. Designed to create a more balanced approach to education vs. entertainment in media for kids, this program is one that both kids and parents will love.
As a mom with 6 kids attending Utah schools, it’s clear that our schools need more funding. Utah is last in the nation in per-student spending. That’s a statistic that could change with a new initiative on the ballot this year. Question 1 is proposing a ten cent increase in the gas tax in order to add $150 per-student in funding.
Have you ever tried paper quilling? This is such a fun craft activity for kids! These Quilled Jack-o-Lanterns look so cute when they are done and are the perfect activity for a Halloween party. Kids will love this Halloween craft. Hang them up when you are done for some festive homemade Halloween decorations!