2018 Park and Playground Roundup

Swing into summer and get outside! Thanks to a variety of parks and playgrounds around town, there’s plenty of space to stay active. The Findlay area is full of outdoor fun. Here’s your go-to guide, including a couple for handicap accessibility.

Look Beyond What They Are ‘Saying’

‘Highlights’ offers its 10th Kids Survey. As parents, it is essential that we look beyond what our children are “saying” to what they are “feeling”. Children are tangible. They connect feelings with people, places, things: the concrete. Stages of cognitive development in children don’t always allow for them be able to express abstractly or conceptually how something affects them. But they are certainly developing awarenesses along the way, and we can help.

Making YouTubeKids Safer for Kids

Kids love videos— the sillier the better. And it’s a rare parent who hasn’t used them to secure a little quiet time. Today YouTube is, by far, the largest source of videos of all kinds.

What to consider before using GPS to track your kid

Sooner or later, most parents lose a kid— usually for only a few minutes. Even if it’s brief, the experience is heart-stopping. And it’s given rise to a whole new industry— GPS tracking for kids. Some parents turn to GPS because the world seems scarier than it was when they were kids. Others want an

JUNE 2017 GIVEAWAY

We want to help keep your kids reading all summer long! Findlay Area Family is giving away a Reader’s Kit to one lucky reader! Enter online at findlayfamily.com for your chance to win the Reader’s Kit, which includes five books for a variety of reading levels. Happy reading! Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.

April Giveaway

Building with Magnetic Tiles has never been so awesome. In the Shape Mags Classic Set there are 100 pieces of building fun. Kids will enjoy these 3-D magnetic plates that “Stick N’ Stack” which includes 7 different shapes with 2 magnetic wheel bases. Thousands of children, across the world have been captivated by Shape Mags.

Giving Back: Blessing Bags

We all want our children to be loving, giving community members. But children might feel like they can’t do much to make a dent in the bigger problems of the world such as homelessness, pet overpopulation, or global warming. One way to get your kids personally involved in selfless giving is by making “Blessing Bags.”

The Art of the Thank You Note

The art of the handwritten thank you note seems to be quickly fading into the past. But writing thank you notes is a useful exercise for children. It helps instill the message that receiving a gift is not a right, but a privilege. Creating a written message also forces kids to sit down and think

Make Our World a Better Place: 44 Random Acts of Kindness

If you have ever experienced a random act of kindness, you know what joy a simple act can produce. This month, encourage your family to spread that kindness to the people who cross your paths during the holiday season and beyond. Simple Enough for a Child Collect stray carts outside the grocery store and put