Consider this your family fun center. Score craft ideas, games, and children’s books to keep kids entertained from morning ‘til night.
Is it OK to relax the rules a bit during summer? Parents contributor Rosie Pope offers smart advice to make your season fun. Click for more ideas!
Amazing Outdoor Art Projects
Ready for some retro family fun this summer? Hang a tire swing! This safe Pony Pal model, crafted from recycled materials, is made for your little cowgirl or cowboy. Click above to buy one.
Pony Pony Pal Tire Swing from Hayneedle | Shop Parents.com
Here's a unique way to beat the summer heat! With just a couple of basic parts from the hardware store, you can transform a 2-liter bottle into a fountain that produces a super-misty spray
Cool Off! Beat-the-Heat Backyard Treats and Activities
Summer is here! Celebrate the best the sunny season has to offer by guiding your child through our A to Z list of fun activities and ideas.
The ABCs of Summer: An A to Z Guide to the Summer Season
A reversible mask and velvet cape will make your son or daughter feel like a real superhero. This kit is perfect for dress-up pretend play or Halloween! Click above to buy it.
You've never seen sidewalk chalk used like THIS! @Jennifer Haber Fishkind has a bunch of unique ideas to inspire your child to use his imagination.
Amazing things to do with sidewalk chalk! - Princess Pinky Girl
Document Baby's firsts (smile, bath, step) by taking a picture, taping it to a chalkboard, and writing the date nearby so you'll always be able to remember.
Creative Ways to Document Baby's First Year
Get into the swing of summer with a bright UFO-like tree toy! Click above to buy one for your yard.
For a fun new take on the classic backyard game Capture the Flag, try Capture the Color! Race to grab the most balls in your assigned hue.
Backyard Camping Birthday Bash
The writing's on the wall! Your kid will adore dreaming up her own poem when she's able to jot down (and shuffle around!) any ideas that stick.