Computers and video games may be fun, but summer is the best time to get outdoors and active! Physical play has numerous benefits for kids and parents alike. The Art of Roughousing by Anthony T. DeBenedet, M.D. and Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D. includes tons of games, activities, and exercises for you and your child to try together.
The “Greek Catapult” is a particularly fun trick that launches your kid through the air onto his feet or a soft surface with the help of a spotter.
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Ever wish your toddler was as easy to deal with as, say, your iPhone? Brett R. Kuhn, Ph.D., and Joe Borgenicht, D.A.D. knows how you feel. Like an instruction manual for an advanced gadget, The Toddler Owner’s Manual provides step-by-step directions and tips to train (and troubleshoot) your kid. The following is a detailed primer on getting your toddler to sleep on his own:
What’s even more refreshing than Southern-style sweet tea with mint and peach? Southern sweet tea in pop form!
This cool recipe from Pops! By Krystina Castella is perfect for (Peach Month, as it uses six whole fruits that get frozen right into the pops. Make up a batch or two to share—you and your guests can beat the heat while enjoying sweet, fresh peaches.
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August is Peach Month, and so we’re serving up all the information you need about this classic summer fruit, courtesy of the Field Guide to Produce by Aliza Green. From the history and classification of various types of peaches and nectarines, to how to pick the best ones, to some great recipe ideas and flavor combinations, this segment is the definitive Peach Primer.
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You did have a life before you were a mom, so you probably know quite a bit about multitasking. The one-handed approach allows you to do a whole slew of tasks, even with a babe in arms. The Rookie Mom’s Handbook by Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss has the tip:
Nothing says summer like an ice cream sandwich: creamy ice cream, little bits of moist chocolate cookie getting stuck to your fingertips, eating the whole thing before it melted into a goopy mess. You probably don’t need a reason to seek out one of these yummy summer treats, but now you’ve got one: it’s National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!
Even better, today we show you how to make your own… with chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream!
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