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  • Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

    For many families, the winter months can feel limiting when it comes to spending time outdoors. Cold temperatures, rain, snow, and wind chills oft...
  • How Can Parents Determine If a Toy Has Educational Value?

    How Can Parents Determine If a Toy Has Educational Value?   The arrival of the holiday season means that many parents and other adults will be sea...
  • Kids and Christmas

    Kids and Christmas For many kids, Christmas is the most exciting time of the year. Though each family may celebrate in a different way, the presen...
  • Thanksgiving and Kids

    Thanksgiving may not be a kid’s favorite holiday, especially since it is bookended by Halloween and the anticipation of Christmas/Hanukah. However...
  • Importance of Reading Biographies/Memoirs to Kids

    There is a tremendous amount of fantastic children’s literature available for kids of all ages and backgrounds. Many school-age kids are exposed ...
  • LESA Write And Wipe Activity Kit (MOM's Choice Award Gold Honoree)

    At Cognisprings, we are honored that our LESA Write And Wipe Activity Kit has been awarded a Gold Honoree by the Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA). The ...
  • Children and Their Clothes

                 One of the first signs of independence expressed by children is the desire to choose their own clothes. This can be a jarring transit...
  • Teaching Children the Difference between Facts and Opinions

    Teaching Children the Difference between Facts and Opinions   With so much “information” available these days and seemingly endless “sources,” it c...
  • Idea behind Race-To-Space

    Creation of the Race-To-Space Board Game                       Children have an intrinsic love for exploration, whether through tangible investigat...
  • Importance of Encouraging Children’s Curiosity about Space

      Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out ther...
  • Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

      In the past couple of years, education has changed dramatically in its scope and method of delivery. Students across the world, as well as paren...
  • Importance of Nature in Child Development

                            Most reports claim that today’s kids are more disconnected from nature than ever. Part of the explanation may be the amoun...