Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Ready, Set, Soar!

Daily Tips

Try something new with your kids every day! Find tips on reading, learning, and raising a well-rounded child.
 
 

Today's Tip

Today's Tip: 
November 09, 2014
Ready, Set, Soar!

Children find the notion of flying fascinating. Consider a toy that brings that dream to life. A great intro is the Pump Rocket, available from a number of manufacturers. These air-powered rockets require nothing more than some stomping power. A long, vinyl air hose connects to the rocket pad and the rocket, which is made of foam. With a good stomp, your child can push the rocket several dozen feet in the air. Take the time to explain why the rocket has fins (they make the rocket stay straight). For a more complex demonstration, graduate onto the granddaddy of rockets kits with Estes (these kits require adult participation).

 
 

Find Just-Right Books

Activities & Fun

This easy kitchen experiment is a blast!
Paint pictures with words and bring language to life.
Whether it's the sun or the moon that's shining brightly in...
Sums and differences are easy to learn with this sports-inspired,...
Help your child learn something new, fun, and creative with this...
Winter is full of wild weather, and your kids will enjoy flexing their...

Sponsor Spotlight