Does waking up to the sound of crashing waves, with the smell of salty air and a cool breeze keeping you cool seem like a dream? Maybe so. But it’s a possible and accessible vacation for many families who choose to camp on the beach. 

Just like you can camp in a forest or beside a mountain, you can camp on the sand by the waves! Like any family trip, there are precautions to take and considerations to make before you pitch your tent. 

We’ve compiled some tips for families and printables to help make your beach camping trip fun, safe and even educational.

Picture yourself as an elementary school student back in the classroom. The day has been fun, but now it is time to read aloud in class. Great. You sit quietly slumped at your desk praying you are not the one chosen. Your fingers fidget nervously and your eyes avoid contact at any cost, willing the teacher to move on to someone else. Suddenly, you hear your name. 

We have all experienced the anxiety that can come with speaking in front of people, but kids often face distress when it comes to reading out loud in front of their classmates and teachers. They feel nervous at the thought of making a mistake for fear of being laughed at or mocked. In turn, kids might become resistant to read because of the apprehension that comes along with cracking open a book. 

Reading aloud is widely considered to be one of the things that help children develop a love of reading, but it also helps strengthen bonds between parents and children. In fact, it can even have a sustained impact on children’s behavior according to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Here are fun read aloud titles to pair with tasty foods for days that are rainy or sunny.

If you have a tween (ages 10-12) active reader, it can be difficult to navigate the young adult section. The content in some books might be too mature for them, but the middle grade novels are not challenging enough. These titles are great stepping-stones for young readers to venture into the YA world! 

As kids grow up from sitting to crawling to standing to walking, eventually, they begin to show interest in specific activities. As they join a school and make friends, some of them start participating in sports for kids. So which are the best-known sports?