Big Kids

Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. One local parent, husband and former educator is doing his part to encourage everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement.

Teaching Thankfulness

We know Thanksgiving is about more than turkey and pie, but often in the rush to set a pretty table and buy the ingredients for the perfect meal we don’t stop to make sure our kids know that, too. It’s not until we’re sitting down with family ready to dig in to the turkey that we think about offering a prayer of thanksgiving or talking about what we’re thankful for this year. Teaching kids about thankfulness doesn’t take long but leaves a lasting impression. Here are some tips for getting kids to understand the significance of Thanksgiving, and of giving thanks.

Local Author Pens Children's Book

Part-time Hilton Head Island resident Manny Toor created a new children's book series inspired from raising two adorable girls. The characters are actually based on his daughters, who are lovingly nicknamed Bubbles and Goobz. Bubbles is an imaginative, creative, and adorable two year old that loves to follow her big sister around. Goobz is a fancy six year old that loves to read, play, and shop for shoes! 

Displaying and Storing Children’s Artwork

Frames

You can frame a collage of your children’s artwork

You can select one piece and frame it with matting

You can use empty frames with corkboard, clips or clothespins to change out the artwork. Depending on your style you can use all the same frames or mix and match. You could also paint the frames to make your décor.

Summer Memory Makers

There are tons of ideas out there for summertime “boredom busters” to keep kids entertained when they start complaining “There’s nothing to do!” While small craft projects and simple games are helpful ways to kill time, they are often just that — largely forgettable time killers.

Summertime is the perfect time for kids to try new things and dive into bigger projects, ones that will not only while away the hours but make lasting memories as well.

Here are five surefire ways to make the headline of your kid’s “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” essay.

25 Healthy Snacks for Kids

SOURCE: eatright.org

1. Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.

2. Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins. Enjoy your “ants on a log.”

Tackling the Problem of Picky Eaters

The most frustrating time to be a parent can be at the dinner table. We know fruits and vegetables are good for our kids, but can someone clue them in? Getting your kids to eat healthy doesn't have to be difficult. We found some tips that can help.

Timeless wisdom from Dr. Seuss

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ~ ― Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!

Friday, March 2nd, marks a very important day. It's the day one of the world's most acclaimed children's book authors, Theodor Seuss Geisel, was born. At Kids College, Dr. Seuss' birthday does not go unnoticed!

Valentine's Day Craft

Celebrate the month of love with your child by making a Valentine's Day craft. Lowcounry Child asked Sandra Walsh, second-grade teacher from Hilton Head School of the Creative Arts, for an easy, affordable and fun art project anyone can do. Heart necklaces, made with Elmer's Glue, yarn and a little bit of glitter, make great homemade kid gifts for far-away grandparents or friends.

Below are step-by-step instructions, along with a video. Click and print here to save the craft for a later date. 

5 Tips for Creating a Good (Healthy) Eater

Parents are riddled with tips on how to feed their kids. At the base of these suggestions is the specter of the obesity epidemic. It can be easy to believe that a diet of anything other than organically grown, trans-fat-free, gluten-extracted vegetables served with lactose-stripped, vitamin-enhanced-soy-whey will lead to 30-year-old offspring that bankrupt the healthcare system, while being too fat to leave our basements. So, when my 2 year-old screamed “McDonalds!” upon spying the golden arches during a recent car trip, I was understandably panicked.