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Valentine’s Day Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Pinterest is loaded with adorable Valentine’s Day crafts and activities! It is a great time of year to spend time inside being crafty and creative with your little ones. My kids love making projects and since they are 2, 4 and 6 years old, I look for simple activities that appeal to toddlers and preschoolers. Believe me, the simpler the…


Valentine’s For Your Kids To Pass Out At School

Have you seen the Peaceable Kingdom Valentine’s cards? I love their selection of cards for your kids to pass out at school. There’s a great variety of creative and fun valentine’s, including scratch and sniff, tic tac toe, secret message decoder cards, temporary tattoos, bookmarks, jokes, and more. This year my son chose their secret message red reveal cards and my daughter was…


Oral Hygiene During Orthodontic Treatment

kidlist welcomes Dr. Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, FICD, FADI as a guest contributor Teeth are tough enough to keep clean, but when brackets, wires, and bands are adhered to the teeth for years at a time, the task at hand becomes quite a bit more challenging! Unfortunately my hygiene team and I often see a decline in oral health when…


How To Make Chores Fun With Young Children

I originally wrote part of this in 2012, when my kids were 2 and 5 years old, and I realized that we still do these! At first I thought they were too young to be involved in some chores like laundry, but there are ways to include your kids… not only to enable you to get stuff done, but it…


Salt Dough Ornaments

Are you and the kids looking for fun, homemade ways to decorate for Christmas? My kids and I decided to make some salt dough ornaments today, and we had so much fun I think we’ll make it a yearly tradition! We used a recipe my mom has used for years, and you’ll likely find you already have all the ingredients:…


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™: The Musical

The Family-Friendly Stage Adaptation of CBS’ Highest-Rated Christmas Special of All Time Comes to Life on Stage this Holiday Season In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” made its network television debut delighting audiences across the country. This holiday season, the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest-running and highest-rated television special will appear…


Salerno Law Group: Dedicated To Protecting Your Children

Salerno Law Group has joined the group of wonderful Kidlist site sponsors! They are dedicated to protecting your biggest asset – your children. Frank Salerno is the founder of Salerno Law Group, P.C., a full service law firm concentrating on Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Elder Law, Business Formation, Corporate & Commercial Transactions, Income Tax Planning and Real Estate….


Gifts for the Holidays: Kinetic Sand Float and Kinetic Sand Build

There are two new types of Kinetic Sand this year! We were able to try the Kinetic Sand Build Ice Castle some Kinetic Sand Float and wanted to share what we found about both types. All of us have really been enjoying the Kinetic Sand Build texture and versatility. The sand can be molded and holds it shape for hours….


Gifts for the Holidays: HEXBUG Battle Spider Battle Ground

Years ago we bought my son one of the original HEXBUG remote control spiders. It is so well made and fun that he still plays with it! It has gone through many drops and mishaps, but it’s still going strong. So when we had the opportunity to try one of HEXBUG’s new products, we were so excited! Battle Spider Battle…


Gifts for the Holidays: Buggaloop

Buggaloop is our new favorite board game! Combining a board game with a Hexbug makes it so fun and exciting. And it’s a game that multiple age groups equally enjoy, which makes it a hit around here.   The object of the game is to move your three bugs across the game board to safety on the other side. A…


Lauren Hunt, Wealth Manager in Western Springs IL

Kidlist welcomes Lauren Hunt of Pinnacle Financial Group as a sponsor. Not only is Lauren a local mom of young children, she is a warm, friendly and intelligent wealth manager! I’m looking forward to sharing her insight and talents with all of you. Lauren enjoys helping families feel more confident about their financial future. She offers clients a variety of…


Gifts for the Holidays: Shadow Launcher + Giveaway

We are so excited about this cool new remote control vehicle from Air Hogs. The Shadow Launcher has doors on the top that pop open to reveal and launch a helicopter! The way this ultimate 2 in 1 toy functions is amazing. The remote control has 4 AA batteries (not included), which then charges the helicopter. When you place the helicopter…