things to do for you and your kids

Never settle for “I’m soooo bored.” Scroll down to find links to holiday ideas, educational websites, Greater Cincinnati-area activities, health information and more. We hope these parenting resources will help you make the most of the time you spend with your children.

Learning links      Holidays      Things to do      Health and safety

 

Learning links

Family Time Machine An interactive place for your family to learn together, from the National Center for Families Learning and Toyota Family Learning.

Google Earth Get satellite views of anywhere (like your backyard)

The Discovery Channel Brain boosters: great fun for kids who enjoy a challenge

U.S. Department of Education What is parent and family engagement and why is it important?

 

Holidays

Halloween safety tips Have a fun and safe Halloween using these tips.

Halloween activities and downloads from Hershey’s, including free clip art, crafts, party ideas, and recipes.

Easy DIY Halloween costume ideas for kids

Thanksgiving tips for working moms from Working Moms Against Guilt

Thanksgiving etiquette to teach your kids

Easy Way to Make Gingerbread Houses – a tutorial for a craft that’s easy to do with kids.

The Official Kwanzaa Website -the website of Kwanza founder Dr. Maulana Karenga.

20 Best Christmas Movies to Watch with the Kids

Hanukkah Traditions for Kids

Celebrating the Winter Solstice with Kids

Interfaith Holidays – advice for interfaith families from Parents magazine.

New Year’s Eve at Woodland Mound Park, affordable family fun presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress from Cincinnati Family Magazine and our own Sharon James

Celebrating holidays when you’re not religious from Baby Center

things to do in Cincinnati for parents and children

 

Things to do in and around Cincinnati

Cincinnati Zoo 70 acres of family fun, including a children’s zoo

Cincinnati Museum Center Three museums plus an OMNIMAX theater

Kings Island Located in Mason, the largest amusement park in the midwest

Great Parks of Hamilton County Parks and activities throughout the county, 365 days a year

Loveland Castle A real medieval-style castle right in Loveland (Clermont County), Ohio

Fairfield Community Arts Center Bringing artistically educational events to Butler County

Health and safety

American Academy of Pediatrics Children’s Health Topics

Tobacco-Free Kids Information on how to keep kids tobacco-free

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Family health quizzes and interactive tools

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Depression screening tool

The Mayo Clinic First aid guide for common home medical emergencies

The Mayo Clinic Child Development: Know what to expect with your 2-5 year old

American Cancer Society How to talk to your child when a family member has cancer