learning board games

Once your kids get to a certain age, board games become a lot of fun and not just a box of pieces ready to be lost or stepped on. Today we’re rounding up our favorite educational games in the board game genre. We shared our favorite educational toys here, too if you’re looking!   1. Rory’s Story Cubes: You roll dice which become elements of your story and use your imagination to construct a tale for your other players. Great for artistic expression! 2. Let’s Go Fishin‘: This game is so good for fine motor skills. It’s also good for … Read more

unplugged week: tegu

For today’s Unplugged activity we wanted to share a new-to-us company that will keep your family entertained for years to come: Tegu! Have you seen these awesome magnetized blocks yet? This company is so innovative and we love that the blocks have so few limits, in the hands of your little one there’s nothing their imagination can’t create. Each block has the slightest magnetism making it easy to build up, down, sideways, any direction you choose. They have sets for all kinds of building like cars, robots and more.The wood is sourced in Honduras and Tegu provides tree planting, education … Read more

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unplugged week: No Kid Hungry

The purpose of Unplugged Week is to focus on our relationships and connection without those go-to distractions. In addition (for us) it seems that the more screen time our kids have the grumpier they are. As adults we can’t help but feel happiest when we’re helping others, and with our various projects over the years with Small Fry, the boys seem to be in the same boat. It just feels good! So, today our Unplugged Tip is to plan a project or outing that helps someone in need. For our project, we joined efforts with Earth’s Best and Ella’s Kitchen with the No … Read more

three parenting dilemmas

We have an awesome opportunity today for your Small Fry Facebook friends with Chrissy Powers MA, LMFT 84340! This San Diego based licensed marriage and family therapist has been so helpful to us with three dilemmas we’ve been toiling over as parents and we love her advice so much. We’ve shared them below if you’re going through similar things, and Chrissy has so graciously offered to man our Facebook Page today to answer your own parenting questions today! Head over to peek in on the conversations. Jenna: My six year old has been struggling in school. Not because he isn’t smart, … Read more

public mini [giveaway!]

We’ve got a super fun giveaway for you guys today just in time for Spring! Public Bikes who makes some of the most beautiful bikes for adults, is now making a balance bike for kids! It maintains Public’s beautiful bike design in Mini form! If you’re looking for a balance bike now is the time, Public has their Mini on sale for a limited time!We love the color offerings and our boys have been loving padding around with these! The balance bike helps instill a better sense of riding a real bike than training wheels, as little ones need to … Read more