Once again, we’re back to share with you our favorite links from the past week! The internet is so rich with ideas for everything kid-related, from crafts to party etiquette to learning, and I’m constantly inspired by other bloggers and their articles such as these!
Cool Mom Picks reviewed Blue Manatee Books, a company where not only can you buy books by the boxful for your kids, but who packages their goods in materials meant for repurposing! Their biodegradable packing peanuts can fuse together for sculptures, and their boxes come with ideas for how to decorate and reuse it. As Blue Manatee says, these packages are created with “play and the planet in mind!” More companies should do this!
The Imagination Tree has a great example of how art can inspire learning. By drawing simple scenes and letting your young ones fill it in with stickers, they can learn how to tell a story. By labelling the different parts of the picture and saving their creations, parents and caretakers can watch as their childrens’ language skills improve over time.
GigMasters, an amazing party planning site for both professionals and clients, poses the question: how young is too young for a drop-off party? As a childrens’ party planner, I can tell you that they raise some great points. A must-read that will help both guests and hosts have a fun, easy event!
Remember these? Guest writer Michaela from Blissful Fêtes has a refresher on classic pop-up greeting cards over at Oh Happy Day! This is a great craft that scales with age. Young ones can make simple cards with an adult’s help, and the grown-ups can go to town making complex, detailed cards!
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