As parents we are all too aware of the epidemic that is screen time. Before we go any further, we are not judging. In fact we all enjoy some screen time here at Creative QT, but we enjoy it in moderation. Here's some great ways that our products can help you, and your family, to get that perfect balance, without losing out on the fun!
Cozy up for Story Time on our Stuff 'n Sit!
Our comfy Stuff 'n Sit Storage Bean Bags make the perfect spot to relax with some books. Some of our most precious memories as parents come from those quiet moments where your kids are totally engrossed in the book you are reading together. No screens, no distractions. Just quality time together, and wild imaginations lost in the story.
Why not set one evening aside a week where each family member chooses a book to share. Take the time to talk about the book, trying to relate it to your own family experiences wherever possible. This is a nice way to open up communication lines in a relaxed environment. Your kids will feel confident and loved, as well as full of creative story adventures.
Get Adventurous in Funfield City!
Creative play is so important for kids. Spending quality time with Mom and Dad is also important. Our Funfield City Play Rug has endless adventures waiting for you to explore with your littles. Lead by example and make up your own stories to share with your kids as you zoom through the streets, visit the farm, and hop on the train. This will develop fine motor skills, encourage communication, and also provide a supportive environment where your child can express their imagination.
Build up a Storm with our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates
Building bricks are one of the best open-ended toys to ever grace this planet. They truly are a legend in the world of educational toys. Why do we say this? Simply because they are so powerful in helping our children to learn. Check out this previous blog, explaining How LEGOs Help your Children Learn for more insight, but in a nutshell, every kid should play with building bricks! Our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates are the perfect foundation for building with bricks such as LEGOs and DUPLOs.
Sitting down together as a family to embark on an epic building challenge is such a rewarding experience. The sense of achievement when it is finally done is awesome. Sure there will be squabbles along the way (mainly Mom and Dad disagreeing about the engineering of the project), but having the whole family working together is never a bad thing.
Have some Good, Clean Fun with Chore Sticks
Seriously? You are suggesting having family fun that involves getting chores done?! Yes we are! With our Chore Sticks, you can turn getting the house in order into a fun family activity. Each member chooses several sticks to do. Some are lucky and get a fun stick such as dancing to their favorite song, others not so much! Mom and Dad also have 8 blank sticks that they can customize. The added bonus of our Chore Sticks is that there are free downloadable games available after purchase. This gets everyone's competitive side motivated, whilst also getting the chores done much faster!
Feeling inspired to have a break from the screens and be intentional in your efforts to Make Time Together with your family? We truly hope so!
Creative QT designs quality + innovative toys that declutter homes and inspire creative play. Founded by parents of five, Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle, Creative QT’s vision is to empower parents and encourage a culture of families that Make Time Together. All products are designed to enrich families’ lives through active, creative play and play based learning. Creative QT products are laboratory tested for compliance with CPSC requirements and are free of lead, cadmium and phthalates so you can play with confidence. So, go ahead … today is the day: be your kid’s hero.
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Shared materials are a thing of the past this school year so we've been getting creative with ways to make individual learning resources with our products. In this blog we share how to use ourStoryBricks® andPeel 'n Stick Baseplates to turn a small $1 container into a multi-purpose learning box which fits conveniently inside a student's desk.