As the season starts up, you’ll catch the familiar scent of hotdogs and garlic fries wafting from the newly christened Globe Life Park in Arlington. Carry on America’s great pastime to your child by checking out these local facilities where they’ll develop the speed to run the bases and the strength and hand-eye coordination for throwing, catching and batting.
You don’t want spring break to turn into a five-day Disney Channel marathon or a five-day siege of Mommy’s office, do you? So sign the kids up for a spring break class or camp to keep their minds sharp and their hands busy – and to keep them out of your hair. We’ve rounded up an assortment of spring break camps in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, from crafting to critters to ceramics and more.
Is your crew stuck in the winter doldrums? Shake it off and get out of house! Spring has already begun southeast of DFW in Deep East Texas, and the famous dogwood trees are already opening their gorgeous white blossoms. We know the very best way to see them: chug-chug-chugging through the Piney Woods aboard an antique steam locomotive on the Texas State Railroad. About a 2-hour drive from DFW, the Texas State Railroad runs through the pretty countryside between the East Texas towns of Rusk and Palestine.
Inspire your budding foodies to get in the kitchen
Want to get your kids in the kitchen? Stock up on these gadgets, tools and books to inspire your chefs-in-training to get cooking. Even though half of the ingredients may end up on the floor, cooking with our kids is a good opportunity to teach them math and reading skills, creativity and, most of all, a love for healthy homemade meals.
For mom of two Ashley Hall, each day is a blur of mealtimes, messy faces, dried-up tears and diaper changes. Like most stay-at-home moms, she finds the work rewarding, albeit exhausting. A blessing, though at times overwhelming. Hall – not her real name – loves spending time with her husband and her two boys. She loves every first step and new word she’s able to witness. She loves being a mom.
When was the last time your family went one day – that’s 24 whole hours – without anyone looking at a screen? Between his email, your Instagram, their Yo Gabba Gabba! and all those adorable “Let It Go” cover videos, it’s a wonder we manage to get anything done that doesn’t involve a device. This new American life is full of distractions disguised as stimulation, not to mention everything else your family is up to, so that kids are overstimulated, overscheduled and underprepared to deal with it.