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I am fascinated with the night time sky.  The planets, moons, stars and galaxies.  It intrigues me and is an interest that my children also share.  As a family, we enjoy late summer nights where we can watch the...
I founded Storytime Village, a Kansas-based children’s literacy nonprofit, on the premise that reading is a right for every child. I feel strongly that not only is reading a right, but it is also a catalyst to freedom. Without...
School's out, but we can all use ideas for learning activities with items we have on hand through the summer too, right? These are some low (or zero) prep ideas to keep your toddlers and preschoolers entertained and learning...
As a mom of preschoolers, I’m always on the hunt for the trifecta of activities - one that provides learning opportunities, makes little to no mess, and is engaging enough to buy me some time to enjoy my coffee,...
One of the most common questions posted in our local neighborhood groups is from parents looking for seasonal sports organizations that specialize in programs for young children: soccer, t-ball/baseball, basketball, gymnastics/cheer, dance, swim lessons/teams, martial arts, tennis, & golf. Below...
With the kids home indefinitely at the moment, anyone else feel like they are doing dishes 26 hours a day?!  My least favorite part of every day is lunch. What on EARTH are we going to eat today -...
When my younger son reached preschool, I thought we had made it. Both of my boys were in school at least part-time, we had a great daycare my son loved and we were past the baby and toddler stages...
As a stay-at-home mom to active twin toddler boys and a busy preschool-age girl, I am always searching for activities my three littles can enjoy. Preferably I look for uncomplicated outdoor activities. A little fresh air and easy clean...
Teachers are amazing and special people.  I admire these individuals and appreciate them more than I can express into words, especially through times when my children are not in school.  At home there are distractions everywhere.  So when I...
Sorry, honey, school is cancelled. No, we cannot go to the park. Sorry, we cannot hang out with friends.   No, you are not allowed to come with me to the store. No, no, no. Cannot, will not, should not. Do these phrases sound...
“It’s not fair! Why are you being so mean? Please can we just go play outside with them? Mommy, please? We’ll be good listeners!” my six-year-old son cries as he watches me tell the neighbor kids that he and...
I gave birth to my third baby less than a year ago. I’m not where I’d like to be weight-wise. It’s never taken me this long to shed the extra baby pounds, but I’m on the struggle bus this...
Thank you to Learn Everywhere for sponsoring this article.  With the Covid19 Crisis, parents and educators have been thrown into figuring out a new normal overnight. But this situation has also been a great reminder that education is not a...
There is a lot of information to sift through when searching for favorite digital free educational resources for kids. But the goal of this particular resource is to share the very best (in our humble opinions), straight from moms...

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Things to Do in Wichita | NOVEMBER 2020

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Things to Do in Wichita this Month - November 2020 No matter the season, there are always fun things to in Wichita with kids (and...