We scoured the internet to find the best (and easiest) gifts that your kids can make for others. Not only is it an affordable way to show someone you care, but it also gives you a chance to make memories with your kids!
Did your grandma always give you a dollar before you left her house? Were Friday nights always movie night? Whatever you did, it obviously had an effect. The ritual made you feel a part of your family and endeared you to them. As a parent, make sure to give your children the same experience by creating rituals with them.
Who doesn’t love a yummy snack to make after school or on the weekend? Plus, who doesn’t love incorporating this month’s curriculum theme into that snack? If you answered yes to either of those questions, we have the perfect activity for you and your kiddos!
Our Creatively Shine Curriculum™ theme this month is “Worldly Weather”. This at-home activity will be sure to bring the rain with your homemade rain sticks. Rain sticks are fun instruments that when you turn them upside down and it will sound like rain!
If you’ve ever had the privilege of watching what happens when you introduce kids to books, you may wonder if something magical is happening. Amazing things occur in the brain of a child when they are introduced to books and storytelling at a young age. And when we say young, we mean young. As in “read them a book 10 minutes after they are born” young.
Research has shown that, at the earliest, kids don’t start understanding the difference between fiction and reality until the age of 3. Lots of educators and experts assert that they don’t fully understand the difference until they are 6 years old. So what’s a parent to do before, during, and after this stage? Here are some tips.
It’s no secret that imaginative play is great for kids. But if you’ve been the parent of a toddler or preschooler longer than five minutes, you’ve probably noticed that you can run out of fun imaginative games to play with them pretty quickly.
Our Creatively Shine Curriculum™ theme this month is “Community Helpers”. Community Helper activities help encourage children to think about and appreciate all of the people in their community who work to keep them safe, healthy, well-fed and educated.