Ollie Recycles - All about recycling for kids

Older kids can explore this site and learn all about recycling.
http://www.ollierecycles.com/recycle/index.html

New Dr Seuss themed activities!

We have just added a new page of activities to Activity Village on the theme of Dr Seuss. You will find a Dr Seuss biography, book list, puzzles, craft ideas, coloring pages and lots more. For everyone who loves The Cat In The Hat and other Dr Seuss favorites!
Dr Seuss theme

Top Ten Outside Toys for Kids Under Twelve

Playing outside in the summertime is fun, but many children can easily become bored without a few outdoor summer toys. If you are the parent of a child who is younger than twelve, you have a number of options when it comes to buying outdoor toys. Below is a list and small summary of ten of the most popular outside toys for children under the age of twelve...
Top Ten Outside Toys for Kids Under Twelve

Traveling with kids

"Are we there yet?"
"Mom, he's annoying me!"
"Are we there YET?"
"How much longer?"
"Aren't we THERE YET?"

It's phrases like these that drive fear into a parent's heart, and make you wonder why you ever thought taking a family vacation was going to be fun! So what is a parent to do? Traveling with kids doesn't have to be a bad experience. Instead of deciding to leave the kids home for the next "family" vacation, relax! You can make traveling with the kids an enjoyable and stress-free experience by following these simple tips:
Traveling with kids

Parties for Preschoolers

Are you considering throwing a party for your preschooler? Are you worried about the stress of having fifteen small children in your care? Do you fear facing a room of tired, over-stimulated, and crying toddlers a full hour before pickup time? Here's your guide for throwing a party for anyone five or under. It's surprisingly simple and you CAN do it without losing your mind!
Parties for Preschoolers

Starting School

If your first child is about to start school this year you may be wondering who has more anxiety about it - you or your child. The first day of school is significant in so many ways; your child is growing up, you are not personally planning their days and you know, even if your child does not, that it is only the beginning of a long stretch of firsts...
Starting School