Raise your hand if you have ever been embarrassed by your child’s behavior upon receiving a gift. This was me when one of my daughters turned six. Ugh. I cringe thinking about it. My sweet, kind, little girl turned into a demanding, greedy gremlin. Okay, maybe a little too harsh, but seriously. We were surrounded by her grandma, uncle, and a couple of neighbor families who all came by to wish her a happy birthday and bring her a gift. When she was given the first gift she tore into it with vigor, but she had no more than seen...
We are so excited to share these engaging and unique activity ideas by Jenn from @pinkpolkadotsandprek. Her kids have been using their StoryBricks® Letter Board to help with literacy and numeracy learning at home.
We've got some great ways to enjoy STEM challenges with your Elf on the Shelf this Christmas, all thanks to Lucy from @findthelittlemind. She's a Mom of two kids who loves to engage in creative play and hands on learning. We know our Elf will love these challenges too, especially seen as they are displayed on our StoryBricks Letter Board! If you have an Elf currently residing on your shelf you will likely know all too well that they sometimes get up to mischief. Our Elf, lovingly and somewhat strangely, named Sasso (?!?!?!) by my then 3 year...
Ever see those amazing Pinterest perfect science activities and think 'I wish I knew how to do that for my child!'. Well guess what, you can! Luisa is a truly awesome Mama who is a whizz at making science accessible to kids of all ages. Her Instagram page, @tinyn3rds, is a flurry of exciting experiments and other sensational STEAM activities. Today she is taking the time to give us some top tips to make science more accessible in our homes.
Our lovely friend Karey from @discoveranddream_ has been working hard to renovate the basement of her house into a heavenly play space for her two boys. We were super excited when she said she wanted to include a large LEGO Compatible play wall, and we knew our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates would be perfect for the job! Need a playroom makeover? If you answered DESPERATELY, I have the perfect solution for you! A DIY LEGO Compatible Play Wall makes a great space to promote playtime, to be creative, and have fun. I promise, this is worth the time and effort as...
Hands up who can't resist all of the cute Valentine's crafting supplies in the stores at the moment? We looooove getting crafty with hearts, and so does our friend Myriam over on Instagram (@mothercould). She is sharing two super simple but hugely engaging Valentine's activities which take a matter of minutes to set up. Enjoy!
Valentine's treats don't have to all be full of sugar. We enlisted the help of Two Hangry Moms to share three of their favorite fruit-themed Valentine's Day Snacks. If you don't already follow these two lovely ladies on Instagram then we are pretty sure you will once you see these recipes. Head to their website for more tasty yet healthy snacks and meals for your kids.
We're glad we aren't the only parents who love all those cute stuffed animals our kids have, but also simultaneously loathe all the space they take up! Ashley from Parenting the Principal is sharing how the Stuff 'n Sit has helped her to contain the critter chaos in her home.
Do your kids enjoy Halloween as much as ours? We love adding a spooky twist to our crafts and play at this time of year. That's why we got so excited when we saw these two fun ideas from Myriam who runs @mothercould on Instagram.
Creative QT is a family-owned business and we love seeing fellow parents following their passions and turning them into small businesses. Kristie from Little Learning Hands did just that, and she is here to tell us all about her journey.
Life as a stay at home Mom or Dad can be isolating and frustrating at times. Hence many of us turn to social media as a means of community and work. Today we've got the lovely Meghan from @new_trick_kids sharing how she grew her creative play account to over 10,000 followers in less than six months!
We love the excitement of decorating our kids' bedrooms, but we also sometimes struggle to know how to make it an ideal environment for their well-being. We've got a treat today, as Annabelle Short, is sharing 7 top tips with us!