Category: Family Activities

Biking with Baby

Recently we reached out to families with young children in our area who are primarily using bikes for transportation. Families are using bikes for a variety of reasons, including cost, traffic, active lifestyles, environmental reasons and a passion for biking. Amanda Wanner is birth and postpartum doula at Cygnet Doula Services. Amanda uses her bike as a parent, and also…

Creative Thinking & Imagination for Child Development

by Cassie McKeown, Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool Cleo, a 4-year-old preschooler, excitedly told her Mom, “…and then we drank purple milk that came from a purple cow.” Webster defines imagination as “the ability to form a picture in your mind of something that you have not seen or experienced; the ability to think of new things.” Every child is…

Books for Kids: A Review of The Wedding Portrait by Innosanto Nagara

Counting on Community was the theme of this year’s PEPS Benefit Luncheon. Copies decorated the tables and everyone who attended came home with this colorful board book that counts up fun neighborhood activities and relationships. When PEPS contacted the author, Innosanto Nagara, to ask if we could share his book at the Luncheon, he said simply that community belongs to…

Indoor Active Play

by Heather Cooper, Seattle Children’s Hospital Active kids enjoy improved mental wellness and reduce their risk of heart disease. When the days are short, the weather is cold or dreary, or you’re unable to head outside, kids still need to be getting physical activity each and every day. Emily Carter, athletic trainer, and Dr. Monique Burton, director of the Sports Medicine Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital, recently shared ideas for indoor activities that put a smile on a…

Favorite PEPS Group Activities

We asked what peoples favorite PEPS Group activities were and many PEPS families shared… My group has a monthly moms’ night out along with meetings/speakers and spontaneous outings. – Kimberly Besides the moms nights and play dates my favorite was to take an annual picture of the babies (and subsequent siblings). We have 5 of them and I love to…

Compounding Interest and Your Kiddos: Yes, They’ll Get It

One of the greatest gifts a parent can give to their child is a head start on money management skills. No, money won’t buy happiness. But money opens doors to opportunities that will help your children grow happier as they grow up. Obtaining an education. Broadening one’s worldview with travel. Giving to causes they believe in. These all require money.…