Elementary

What’s cooking? Children’s Kitchen Skills and More

When it comes to preparing a meal, here’s a quick and easy recipe: take one child; add a patient, kind cook; mix in siblings, family, and friends; stir in a dose of fun, and there you have it: a youngster who begins to get the basics of cooking. 

Toniebox: Encouraging Imaginative Play Instead of Screen Time

As kids and teens receive an average of 237 smartphone notifications every day, new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to...

Toledo Brims With Outings for Little Ones

There comes a time (or many times) in a parent’s life when they need to grab the kids and do something productive. Preferably educational,...

Expert Tips to Keep Kids Hydrated in Summer Heat

Parents should make sure their kids drink plenty of water in the hot summer months to stay healthy and active. John McBride, a respected doctor at Franklin Park Pediatrics, shares important tips for keeping kids hydrated in hot weather.

6 Reasons to Make Family Dinner a Priority

While there are benefits to our current lifestyle, we cannot deny the fact that designated family dinner time has suffered.

Mental Health Resources for Children and Teens in the Toledo Area

In recent years professionals have seen a rapid increase in the need for mental health services for children and teens.

How to Beat the Scaries when Daylight Savings Time Hits

The clocks are set to spring forward at 2 a.m on Sunday, March 10, and parents everywhere have a sense of impending doom, as...

Toledo Area Easter Egg Hunts 2024

With Easter on its way, here’s our 2024 guide to community egg hunts and other seasonal festivities.  March 21 Photos with the Easter Sheep Stop by between...

Tales of Our Elf on the Shelf

By Cheryl Maguire “When is the elf coming to our house?” My two-year-old daughter asked me this question, and I had no idea what she...

Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Buy Local in Toledo

Find unique gifts for everyone on your list while enjoying the holiday spirit by supporting our community. From books and treats for the kids...

2023 Toledo Area Holiday Activity Guide

Winter is upon us, and stores are already stocking up on Christmas trees and holiday decorations. Before you know it, holiday music will be...

Youth Events at Swanton Library

Throughout November, Swanton Public Library is offering events and activities for kids of all ages. Kids of all interests are represented through these November...