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Neurodiversity: Definitions, Suggestions & Sensory Toys for Kids

Posted by JESSICA PEARSON

Neurodiversity: Definitions, Suggestions & Sensory Toys for Kids

What is Neurodiversity? “Neurodiversity” describes variations of cognitive functioning in people, meaning that people experience the world and interact with those around them in different ways. It is a term includes both “neurotypical” and “neurodiverse” individuals because every brain is unique, and every person has a different set of abilities and needs. Some neurological conditions included on the “neurodivergent” end of the spectrum include Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, and Dyslexia. Neurodivergent children and adults may have unique approaches to learning, behaving, and communicating, some of which can be challenging. But these neurodiverse thought processes can also result in creative problem-solving, innovation,...

How to Make Time Together to Celebrate Dad

Posted by KATE LADD

How to Make Time Together to Celebrate Dad
Father's Day on Creative QT How to Make Time Together to Celebrate Dad

Who ever said that celebrating Dad had to be restricted to Father's Day this upcoming weekend? We love the idea of starting the party early and being intentional about Making Time Together all week long to show Dad how much you love him. Start brainstorming now and be intentional about planning time this week to Make Time Together. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for (easy!) family activities that every Dad is sure to love!

What Parents Are Really Saying About The SlideAway® Basket

Posted by LUCY BAKER

What Parents Are Really Saying About The SlideAway® Basket

So you've had your eye on the SlideAway Basket but you want to know "is this thing really as good as it looks?" Of course our answer is "yes, it's better than it looks." but we wanted to share some comments from fellow parents who are just as passionate about the product as we are.     "#momlife just got a million times easier" @lienonme has two daughters who love building blocks but storing the blocks was always a pain point. Until they got a SlideAway Basket that is! Mom is now confident enough to have building bricks out all...

6 Unique Father's Day Gift Ideas for 2022

Posted by KATE LADD

6 Unique Father's Day Gift Ideas for 2022

Father's Day is just around the corner, so we rounded up a list of our favorite gift and celebration ideas to celebrate Dads! Our favorite idea though is anything that involves engaging kids in the celebration - after all, that's what the whole day is all about. Keep reading to see some of our favorite Father's Day celebration ideas.

10 Memorial Day Activities For Kids and Families

Posted by KATE LADD

10 Memorial Day Activities For Kids and Families
10 Memorial Day Activities for Kids and Families on Creative QT

Memorial Day activities for kids and families to teach the meaning of Memorial Day through community involvement, hand-made crafts and gifts, and spending time with loved ones.

Easy Kids' Crafts for Mom on Mother's Day

Posted by PRANAY PATODI

Easy Kids' Crafts for Mom on Mother's Day

Make Mother’s Day extra special for the whole family with these fun and easy DIY gifts and celebration ideas for your favorite mom. First, here are a few tips to make the day festive and stress free. 3 Tips to Make Mother's Day Fun and Stress Free 1. Plan your celebration If you’re planning on serving Mom breakfast in bed, get those recipe ingredients and flowers ready. If a restaurant brunch is more her style, choose a family-friendly place that will be low-stress, and be sure to make reservations for this busy day. 2. Prepare younger kids Part of the fun...

Our Favorite Easter Basket Goodies

Posted by ADAM HINKLE

Our Favorite Easter Basket Goodies

With Easter just a few weeks away, it’s not too early to start rounding up Easter Basket goodies. Here is a list of our favorite basket stuffers this year!

Mini Desktop StoryBricks™ Drawers

Posted by LUCY BAKER

Mini Desktop StoryBricks™ Drawers

Looking for a mini but mighty addition to your child's desk either at home or in the classroom? Why not turn a small set of desktop organizing drawers into a fun literacy learning tool using Creative QT®'s StoryBricks™.     What you need: - a Peel 'n Stick Baseplate from our MakerBase® Collection - a pack of StoryBricks - a set of mini desktop organizing drawers (available in the back to school section of stores like Dollar Tree and Walmart) - sharp utility or craft knife - chopping board or craft mat - LEGO® bricks to cut against   You...

On-the-go DUPLO® Compatible Play Container

Posted by LUCY BAKER

On-the-go DUPLO® Compatible Play Container

On-the-go Duplo compatible play container

We are always on the lookout for ways to keep younger members of the family happily entertained when out and about. It's amazing how having a simple set of toys on hand can make all the difference during family outings! On the blog today we are sharing this simple DIY Peel 'n Stick hack which is sure to keep youngsters playing and having fun.

Butterfly Symmetry with Pixel Bricks™

Posted by LUCY BAKER

Butterfly Symmetry with Pixel Bricks™

Butterfly symmtery with Pixel bricks

Learning about symmetry is way more fun when you get to play with building bricks, especially our Pixel Bricks™! We are sharing a really fun and hands-on way to learn an early Math concept through an invitation to decorate butterfly wings.

April Fools' Day Prank Ideas for Kids

Posted by PRANAY PATODI

April Fools' Day Prank Ideas for Kids

April Fools Day Ideas For Kids

Here are a few of our favorite April Fool's Day prank ideas we've done to our kids over the years. Most of which are last minute ideas (cause that's how we roll)!

Simple Ways to Store Pixel Bricks™

Posted by LUCY BAKER

Simple Ways to Store Pixel Bricks™

Simple ways to store Pixel bricks

Creative QT® co-owner, Adam Hinkle, lovingly refers to Pixel Bricks™ as 'LEGO™ glitter' because they do seem to have a way of finding their way all over the floor if not properly stored. The good news is, however, we have loads of simple and affordable ways to store them all in this one blog.