Sunday, November 10, 2013 11:00 pm
(Family Features) Between the everyday obligations of school, sports and other extra-curricular activities, many children equate playtime with sitting in front of the television, computer or other electronic device.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - Whether you’re acquiring a new puppy or kitten for your household or adopting an adult pet from a shelter or rescue organization, the following tips will help you get off on the right foot with your newest family member.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—The phrase “child’s play” means something very different today than it did 10 years ago. According to a report by the Institute for the Future called “Transformative Changes for Children at Play,” from 1981 to 2003, young people had nine less hours of free time per week—and they’ve got even less today. Their time is spent online and on devices—with access to an average of 12 apps at all times—and they are visually literate, preferring things like YouTube video instruction over reading articles.
Since its launch in 1998, LEGO MINDSTORMS has been seen by many as the pinnacle “smart toy.” (NAPS)
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) From fostering a love of science to building vocabulary, the toys your children play with can have a large impact on their interests and brain development. So when it comes to playtime, parents are becoming more selective.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)The holidays are fast approaching, and as wish lists are created and shopping starts, many people will be sure to include their four-legged family members in the process. According to a 2011 www.PetFinder.com poll, 63 percent of dog owners and 58 percent of cat owners give their pets gifts. With that in mind, its important to select a gift thats entertaining for the pet and is the right fit for the individual animal.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 4:00 am
Close to 700,000 Americans live with a disease for which they may never see a cure.
Thursday, August 29, 2013 9:19 am
From playing basketball to painting a picture to cutting with scissors, motor skills are at the basis of all of our movements. And while these abilities may be innate, fine motor skills must be developed and refined through practice. Experts say it’s crucial for parents to offer children opportunities to reinforce these vital skills.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) From playing basketball to painting a picture to cutting with scissors, motor skills are at the basis of all of our movements. And while these abilities may be innate, fine motor skills must be developed and refined through practice. Experts say it’s crucial for parents to offer children opportunities to reinforce these vital skills.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 10:48 am
During the rush of the back-to-school season, the focus is all on school, homework and scheduled activities. And with so much down time revolving around televisions, computers and handheld devices, it can be difficult for families to find time to simply be spontaneous and playful.
Friday, August 2, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) During the rush of the back-to-school season, the focus is all on school, homework and scheduled activities. And with so much down time revolving around televisions, computers and handheld devices, it can be difficult for families to find time to simply be spontaneous and playful.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—In the flurry of today’s active family lifestyles, it is clear that the garage is no longer just the domain of the family car. For many households, this versatile space is used by every member of the family. It has become the logical place to store tools and gear for sports, hobbies, yard work and playtime, along with out-of-season items that would otherwise take up room inside the home.
Friday, June 21, 2013 10:12 am
(NewsUSA) - People today have not only a plethora of choices when it comes to playing video games, but also an inordinate amount of ways to play them.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 10:49 am
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 10:11 am
Shopping for someone who loves video games can be mind-boggling, particularly if you’re not well-versed in the subject. But there are a few things to know this holiday season that can help you plan the perfect present.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:00 am
Last month, I traveled with my co-worker, J.D. Fitzgerald, to Eloy to float in the air and fall from the sky.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 3:00 am
Many canines love a good car ride, but the majority of their
human companions may need a lesson in pooch passenger safety. In an
annual survey by AAA and Kurgo, a pet travel product company, dog
owners revealed they often bring furry friends along for the ride,
but they also admitted to behavior that would land them in the
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 11:00 pm
Are you considering the life of a full-time retiree? Do you
fantasize about waking up at a leisurely hour, strolling onto the
patio with a cup of freshly brewed coffee in your hand and
breathing in a lungful of fresh air as you contemplate your
Tuesday, April 15, 2003 11:00 pm