Happy National Yoyo Day!

Yoyo for kids is a great past time activity for kids that your kids’ hand-eye coordination.

Hand-eye coordination is essential for all kids to develop their writing skills and sensory motor.

Yoyo for kids is proven to be an amazing form of stress relief for kids, which makes it a perfect gift for kids nowadays who live in a world with higher stress level.

It is also relatively more affordable as compared to other popular toys for kids.

So are you convinced to let your kids try playing yoyo? If so, here is a video for you.

Watch the following video now to give you some practical guide on how to choose yoyo for your children based on their level of familiarity with yoyo playing.

via now TO LOVE:When it’s either pouring with rain or simply too hot to step outside (or perhaps you don’t have an outdoor space) it can be a challenge to occupy the kids indoors, let alone keep them active – physically and mentally. Especially during the seemingly endless school holidays!

Combat the boredom with our easy activity ideas for indoor fun and games. Why not pin these indoor actives for kids’ to the fridge door so that you always have an answer to the inevitable “I’m bored!”.

10 pin bowling

Using recyclable bottles or cartons and a soft ball, like a tennis ball, set up a bowling alley in the hallway. Each child takes a turn and gets a point for every pin they knock down.

Land the ping pong ball in the bucket

This one will get the kids up and moving. All you need is a plastic bucket and a ping pong. Place the bucket on the floor and ask the kids to take one step back away from it. They each take turns throwing the ping pong ball into the bucket. Watch as they try to get the notoriously bouncy ball to stay in the bucket. After a child lands a ball in the bucket, they’re to take another step backwards, furthering the distance from the bucket, and throwing again.

T-shirt decorating

Either revamp an old white tee or pick up an inexpensive shirt from Big W, Kmart or Best ‘N Less. Encourage your children to create their own personalised designs using fabric paints, glitters and pens. They’ll love creating something they can wear later.

Dress ups

Keeping a box of costumes is always a good idea when you have small children. Keep an eye out for dancing costumes or theater outfits donated to charity and second-hand stores. For just a few dollars, your kids will have hours of fun, plus playing dress ups is great for their imagination and creative play.

Make your own photo albums

Many of us have stacks of photos that need organising or put into albums. We probably also have hundreds on our phones which have never seen the light of day. Let the kids make their own photo albums by choosing a selection of their favourite photos, sticking them into a scrapbook and adding their own clever captions. It’s a wonderful keepsake that helps you get organised too.

Build a fort

Use either soft furnishings (blankets, pillows and sheets), or stop by the local appliance and hardware store and ask if they have any spare boxes, to create a little sanctuary, fort or ‘house’. The kids will have a ball building their own own grand designs.

Act out the story from their favourite book
While you read you kids’ favourite book, ask the them to act out the scenes following your words. Alternatively, leave them to create a play about their favourite storybook, and you can be their audience when they’re ready to lift the curtain.

Musical bums

A favourtie at kids’ birthday parties, musical bums is just like musical chairs, using cushions instead of chairs – so it’s ideal for apartments and small spaces. Place one less cushions than children on the floor, then play their fave upbeat song while they wiggle and dance around the room. When you hit pause on the track, the kids must find a cushion and plonk themselves on it. The child without a cushion seat sits out until the game starts again. Each round remove a cushion until there is just two children and one cushion between them.

Library film club

For when it’s time to for a little relaxation and quiet… Most libraries rent out DVDs, so get the kids to choose a film each as well as a couple of books to keep them quiet. Also look out for holiday workshops at the library.

WATCH: An indoor activity for parents – DIY beanbags for movie watching! Artice continues after video…

Turn your home into a kiddie day spa

Create your own spa at home for a fraction of the price. Get everyone in a dressing gown then paint your kids’ nails, do their hair and give them a massage. Then swap and let them provide spa services to you!

Mommy’s note:

Maybe I should give this a try with my girls. Bonding time with them.The issue is finding the time to do it together.

Via Preschool Inspiration: The Best Kids Yoga Videos

Kid Yoga videos are giving teachers and parents an incredible tool to help children learn to:

  • manage stress
  • build their concentration
  • increase their confidence
  • and even work on gross motor skills.

I must admit I was a bit skeptical to jump on the kid yoga bandwagon. Did it really work? We started doing family yoga, and my kids loved it. During turtle on the rock, I would crouch over, and my daughter would lie on her back, balancing on me. Soon, we started looking forward to our weekly yoga class. It was both a great way to bond and also a perfect workout and stress reliever.

Need some great Kid Yoga videos? These are perfect for kid yoga in the classroom or at home. Now you can get free yoga in the comfort of your own home.

One day as I was reading through Facebook, I noticed that a bunch of preschool teachers mentioned they had started using YouTube kid yoga videos for their classes, and they were seeing great results in behavior and all around mindfulness. I had to check it out! And wow, they were right! The kid yoga videos were incredible.

No longer do you need to go to a yoga instructor or pay for classes. You can get one right in your home or classroom — and it’s FREE! I especially love that the Cosmic Kids Yoga videos tell a story at the same time. Other yoga videos have songs, and some are even led by kids.

There are even great yoga books!

  • Good Morning Yoga
  • Good Night Yoga: A Pose by Pose Bedtime Story
  • You are a Lion and Other Fun Yoga Poses

We do a morning yoga video now, and my kids can’t wait to find a new and exciting video to follow along. Here are some of the absolute best kids yoga videos.

Kid Yoga Videos

Frozen | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Children’s Yoga Class with Ally Ford

KIDS YOGA | Crab Pose | Boketto Yoga 4 Kids

The Sun Dance Kids Yoga/Music Video by Bari Koral Family Rock Band

Kickapoo the Kangaroo | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Yoga for Kids! By Yoga Today

YOGA FOR KIDS By We Heart Yoga

Parsnip The Cat | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Yoga for Kids – Spring Yoga By Gaia

Tiny the T-Rex | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Wake Up Routine – Yoga for Kids – Tiny Turtle Yoga

ZEN MEDITATION FOR KIDS | itsy-bitsy Boketto

5 Minute Yoga flow, for kids!! | Boketto Yoga

Mimi the Mermaid | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Yoga for kids: Alphabet Yoga D V M & YOGA

The Very Hungry Caterpillar | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Kids Yoga with Sheila Palmquist

Sport Yoga – Active Yoga for Kids Ages 3+ (Kick It)

4 Minute Yoga for Kids With Fightmaster Yoga

Lulu the Baby Lioness | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

I’d love to hear what your favorite kid yoga video is!

An active way of living could benefit kids in many aspects through their participation in sports.

Gymnastic is one of the best type of sports where kids get to learn discipline, coordination, strength, flexibility, balancing, speed and power. It simply benefits your kid’s overall development from general health, commitment, concentration, motor skills to social benefits.

Meet Kylee, the amazing 10-year-old level 8 gymnast who aims to go the Olympics some days.

This is a video to give you an insight into the world of this hardworking girl.

If you are interested in letting your kids learn gymnastics, watch this video now!

Via Livestrong.com: How to Teach Bowling to Kids

Bowling is an activity that can keep the family entertained, especially on a rainy day or when winter nights chill the air. In addition, it’s a social activity for many teens. Teaching your kids how to bowl gives them a chance to enjoy some fun with you and friends, as well as gain some insight into the basic physics involved in the sport. With the advent of automated scoring, you can focus your attention on your kids and having a good time, rather than trying to calculate the correct score, making it a relaxing activity for all.

Step 1

Explain the rules of bowling. Each player tries to knock down 10 pins, typically using two tosses back-to-back. If you knock them over the first time, it’s a strike. If you combine to knock them all over with both tosses, or knock down all 10 with your second toss, it’s counted as a spare. If you don’t knock all of the pins down, you get a point for each one you do knock down. You get 10 turns, or frames, to bowl a full game.

Step 2

Prepare the kids for the noise of the bowling alley. Between the music, pins knocking together and balls rolling, bowling alleys can be quite noisy and scary for younger children. Let the kids know that it might be a bit loud at first but they’ll soon get used to it.

Step 3

Get the right weight of ball for your child. Younger kids need lighter balls of between 6 and 10 lbs. These are sometimes kept behind the service counter. Inquire with the desk about whether they store balls separately if you can’t find one for your child.

Step 4

Bring socks. If your kids don’t have socks on, they can’t typically use the bowling shoes provided by the alley operators. Make sure your kids either have socks on or have socks with them.

Step 5

Request that the bumpers be put into place. Most alleys have automatic bumpers, though some alleys need to lay the bumpers manually on either side of the lane. Bumpers prevent the ball from going into the gutters, ensuring that your child gets some points each time he bowls. This helps kids feel successful and minimizes frustration.

Step 6

Demonstrate a correct bowling technique. Point out the arrows, but don’t force your child to have perfect form from the start. Younger kids are likely to use the two-handed bend-and-throw, which is common among starting bowlers. Older kids might have an interest in learning how to use proper technique.

Step 7

Require your children to follow bowling etiquette, such as yielding to the player on the right to ensure he can bowl first if you both are ready at the same time. Reinforcing the importance of good manners is a critical lesson for kids, regardless of the sport involved.


Don’t focus too much on scoring; older kids can watch the automatic system to gain a sense of how scores are tabulated, but younger kids will quickly lose interest.

Via Parenting: Activities for Kids on Sick Days

Entertain your sick kid with these fun and easy indoor and outdoor activities.

If your kid’s running a fever, vomited or had diarrhea in the past 24 hours, or seems lethargic and just not himself, plan to stay home and play nurse. Here’s how to also have some fun with your patient.

With younger kids: Break out the photo album. Tired of the same book? Your child will end up “reading” family pics to you—“Look, das Gwamma!” or “I met Santa!” Bonus: He may even be content to sit and peruse them on his own.

With older kids: Burn some memories. Whip out those photos you’ve been meaning to put in an album or on a CD and enlist his help. In the throes of hockey or basketball season? Take that video footage and start working on a team DVD together that he can give to teammates and coaches at the end of the season.

Play fair

Today’s not the day to challenge your child with a new Memory game, complicated puzzle, or Lego robot. Under-the-weather kids will get frustrated that much more easily. If he’s on the cranky side, stick to activities that are simple or that he’s done a million times and knows how to master.


Hide objects around your house in fairly obvious spots so the game isn’t too difficult, then send your kid on a scavenger hunt. Give him a bucket and send him looking. Younger kids will play this game over and over, so it eats up a nice chunk of time without much effort on your part—perfect!

Get some air

If the temperature is above freezing and it’s not too windy, bundle up and go for a short stroll. Breathing fresh, brisk air can do wonders for a croupy cough, and the change of scenery will do you both a world of good.

Gift him

Whip out a video game or craft kit from the holiday presents you put aside (smart!) and watch his symptoms disappear. Plus, it’ll entertain him longer than his same old stuff.

Tune in

Watching TV is what sick days are all about, right? Let your sickie lounge around in his pajamas, watch iCarly and Ben 10 on repeat, and boss you around from the couch (“I’m outta juice!”). When he falls asleep, switch to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and thank your lucky stars you’re not one of them.