Introducing our Summer Activity Guides!

The summertime is a great time for new and different activities for kids that are both fun and educational. That is, until you hear the dreaded words… “Mom, I’m bored!”

That’s why we’ve enlisted Summer Activity Guides to help you and your family discover new things to do and activities for kids – all while learning a little along the way.

Every Wednesday, our Summer Activity Guides will inspire you to have fun with outdoor activities for kids, listen to great music for kids, discover a new activity for a child with special needs and create something cool in the kitchen.

So, please welcome our Summer Activity Guides!

Our Music Experts – Wendy and Amanda!

Wendy and Amanda have been Music Together Center Directors since 2006 when A&W Music Together was established.  They teach music classes to babies, toddlers, young children and their caregivers. Amanda is a Rowan University graduate and a high school vocal teacher .Wendy  is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and is an adjunct professor at the Rowan University Music Department.

Music making with young children fills their world!

Our Outdoor Expert- Rebecca P. Cohen!

rebecca P CohenRebecca P. Cohen is a gardening and outdoor lifestyle expert and author of the new book, Rebecca P. Cohen is a gardening and outdoor lifestyle expert and author of the new book, 15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids (Sourcebooks). The daughter of educators, Rebecca left the corporate world after 15 years to teach families gardening and equip them with fun outdoor ideas that keep them healthy and connected year-round. Rebecca’s website and products have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Parenting, Redbook, Working Mother and Family Circle magazines and on Rachael Ray’s website, Yum-o!, for her events with schools. Subscribe to Rebecca Plants and receive Learn Outside, Rebecca’s free monthly newsletter for parents and educators. For more information, visit RebeccaPlants.com.”> 15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids (Sourcebooks).  The daughter of educators, Rebecca left the corporate world after 15 years to teach families gardening and equip them with fun outdoor ideas that keep them healthy and connected year-round. Rebecca’s website and products have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Parenting, Redbook, Working Mother and Family Circle magazines and on Rachael Ray’s website, Yum-o!, for her events with schools. Subscribe to Rebecca Plants and receive Learn Outside, Rebecca’s free monthly newsletter for parents and educators.

For more information, visit RebeccaPlants.com.

Our Expert on Children with Special Needs – Sunday Stilwell!

Sunday Stilwell is the frazzled lady behind the banshee mask who can be found on her blog, Adventures in Extreme Parenthood, where she writes about raising two boys on the severe end of the autism spectrum while living to laugh and blog about it.  Sunday can also be found on Twitter under the name @xtremeparnthood where she enjoys talking with other special needs parents and her celebrity crush @RussellCrowe.

Sunday will spend the summer with us blogging about creative things to do while parenting children with autism.

 

Our Kids Nutrition Expert – Trina O’Boyle of Happy Baby Food!

Happy Baby FoodTrina O’Boyle is the Social Media Manager for Happy Baby Foods, one of the leading organic food companies that caters to babies and children. Trina is the proud mother of two healthy boys, and makes sure she fills their daily diets with healthy, organic foods free of pesticides and preservatives.

Trina has a love for gardening and getting her children involved in the whole process, from picking out the seeds for that year’s crop,  weeding the garden and best of all harvesting the crops at the end of the season.

Follow Happy Baby Food on Twitter, and join them on their Facebook page.

 

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Let the summer fun begin!