Pool safety is a must in Oklahoma backyards

Pool season is in full swing. It is a time filled with fun and excitement. Nothing feels quite as great as cooling down in a pool on a hot Oklahoma day with the kids. However, pools and spas also pose one of the largest risks in Oklahoma backyards. Nationwide, about ten people die from unintentional drowning everyday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Poolsafety.gov) recommends that residential …

Next Time Your Child Complains about BOREDOM …

“OMG! I am soooooooo bored!” may be a common phrase you hear from your child throughout summer. We all need some kind of structure and three months “vacation” from school without planning may lead to too much idle time. Here’s a quick guide on how you may respond when your child complains about boredom. There are also some helpful links below the infographic that might also be helpful.   Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to http://www.homecreations.com with this graphic. Helpful Resources: Good Reads’ list of teen books Oklahoma State Department of Education’s list of Summer Camps Science experiments you …

Smart Summer Activities for Kids in Oklahoma

School’s out for summer in Oklahoma. Let the fun begin – but keep the brains engaged. At Home Creations we know that it is a blessing to have the kids at home spending more quality time together. We have always built homes with families in mind, and in some of our communities we have added features such as playgrounds and water playgrounds to make ours the most kid-friendly neighborhoods around. But the parents among us also know that summertime can provide a long learning gap. The learning slide is not a figment of parental imagination, but a well-studied fact. A …

In the spirit of Memorial Day: Spotlight on Major General Tinker

As Americans, we enjoy an unprecedented level of freedom – freedom gained and maintained at a great price and sacrifice. For many, Memorial Day is the kick-off to summer with BBQs, swimming in one of the great lakes in Oklahoma or taking a fun trip with the family. But please take some time to reflect on the sacrifices of those who paid the ultimate price to preserve our freedom. Among these men and women was a certain Major General Clarence Leonard Tinker in whose honor Tinker Air Force Base was named in 1948. This Air Force base has been been …

Water Playgrounds Make A Splash in Oklahoma City Metro Area

Kids-approved splash pads in OKC, Norman, Moore, Edmond & Yukon Summer is in full swing for Oklahoma City metro kids and the best way to keep cool this summer is at one of the many cool splash playgrounds. These splash parks feature countless interactive water toys that spray, splash and drench kids in water. And it seems each year more spraygrounds pop up everywhere between Norman and Edmond. The playgrounds provide hours of fun for kids of all ages. They are safe and many of them are free. It doesn’t get much better than this. Cool wet places in OKC …