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.
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?
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.
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
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
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