As a parent do you ever wish you could rip open your shirt to reveal a blue spandex costume with a huge 'S' emblazoned on your chest? Your kids would love that (you may get funny looks from the neighbors though).
We do anything in our house to keep COOL during the summer heat! That's why I've put together my Top 5 Frozen Treats, they're mostly pretty healthy too!
When we think of summer we think of long days spent outside with friends soaking up the sun and laughing until night falls. What's one of the key ingredients to keeping the kids happy... popsicles! Ok, so maybe that's true for the parents too right?! Here's our favorite homemade recipes that are sure to get your tastebuds tingling!
Kids love to be hands on with their learning, which is why sensory play is such a powerful form of play based learning. Here's some of our favorite ways to engage your kids in sensory play- minus the three hour clear up!
Sensory play not only strengthens the bond between parent and child, but is also proven to assist with cognitive, social and emotional development. These benefits last a lifetime and are some of the most valuable lessons one can learn. All the while, creating cherished times families will remember most.
Creative QT co-founder and co-owner, Dana Sue Hinkle, likes to keep it real. She's a Mom of five and recognizes the daily struggles that all Moms face. Here she shares her thoughts on the reality of Motherhood, good and bad!
To say we were excited when Katie From @happilyevermom fame agreed to write a guest blog post for us is just a bit on an understatement! You HAVE TO CHECK OUT her amazingly simple yet engaging activities over on Instagram, Facebook and her website! She will make you realize that play based learning at home can be achievable with everyday items, and little to no prep! Sounds too good right? We're not lying, read on to see for yourself!
As a Mom it can feel like our 'To Do Lists' are never-ending. Do you ever get to the end of a day and realize that you haven't just simply sat and played with your kids? We do all the time and it can be really frustrating. So we've come up with five super simple play set ups especially for busy Moms to enjoy with their kids. With Mother's Day coming up we'd love to help youMake Time Together with your kids!
So often we are told as parents that play is very important for our children. It's not a myth, play is crucial in helping our kids to develop- but why? Here are Creative QT's top reasons for why play is so powerful.
While we call them apple 'cookies' they aren't really cookies at all- they are way healthier (but the kids don't need to know that!) :)
As the owner of an urban vegetable farm in Kansas and mother to a three-year-old, my passions are growing veggies and creating approachable, healthy, real food meals our whole family can enjoy. We eat vegetables at every meal; in fact, incorporating them into most of our breakfasts has become the norm in our home.
Doughlicious-A Natural Playdough Company began from our girls' love of creative play. At the company's inception, the highest priority was given to creating a product that was not only a delight for the senses, but also completely safe for little hands to touch and harmless if consumed by accident.
Constantly surrounded by junk food and convenience meals, it can be hard to maintain a healthy and balanced diet for your kids. Here are our favorite Instagram accounts that make nutritious and delicious meals for your family achievable and sustainable in the long run.
Raise your hand if it’s difficult to get your kids to eat veggies?! We hear you, with all of the not-so-healthy and quick-and-convenient snacks and meal options out there (that are often shelf stable and require little prep) it can be difficult to get your kids excited about veggies. But don’t fear, there are fun methods out there to get your kids into veggies and we’re here to share some of our favorites!
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 get that perfect balance, without losing out on the family fun!
One of the most challenging aspects of bringing a baby into the world definitely has to be the way they hinder your own sleep. That's why we've struck gold and got the help of Kasey from Discover & Dream to share her Top 5 Baby & Child Sleep Tips with us.
Sometimes as a parent it can feel like you are constantly bombarded with new guidelines about how to raise healthy and happy children. It can be so overwhelming and often leaves you feeling like a failure of a parent. Here's a round-up of some great websites and blogs that encourage good habits and routines, without giving you that feeling of judgement.
Instagram is such a powerful play based learning resource! Here are Creative QT's favorite STEAM based accounts to follow and be inspired by!
Here at Creative QT we LOVE building bricks! We think that they are one of the greatest educational toys of all time! Not just because they are so much fun, but also because they help to develop some key skills in kids that support their learning and development.
The STEAM approach to learning has grown in popularity over recent years. But what does it actually stand for and how does it help to educate our children?