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My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

The recent Coronavirus outbreak and resulting school closures have created many questions for families who are now faced with having kids at home all day. Here’s what “school at home” is like for our family, as well as some creative activities you can do with kids of all ages.

DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

Making homemade slime is a great hands-on activity for kids to practice chemistry in the kitchen. You can make a bunch of colors and add interesting mix-ins!

Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

New from American Girl, parents can surprise their girls this Christmas with a customized gift box experience! This set comes beautifully packed with a doll plus a variety of themed outfits and accessories. You can choose from a historical gift box set or some of American Girl’s Truly Me sets. I was invited to design an American Girl gift box for my own daughter. I’m excited to show you the details of this gift box set with our unboxing and review of the doll, outfits and accessories we received.

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Swan Princess 25th Anniversary + Coloring Pages

Swan Princess 25th Anniversary + Coloring Pages

Just in time for the holidays, The Swan Princess 25th Anniversary special edition movie is now available on Blu-ray beginning on October 29 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. While you are watching the movie, you can also color some of these Swan Princess printable coloring pages!

Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

In today’s techy world, interactive screen free toys are a huge plus! Meet Codi, a storytelling robot that also plays songs and quiet time music. Here are the ins and outs of our experience hanging out with Codi.

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

Preschool is a fun year to introduce kids to their colors, shapes, numbers and letters. I am homeschooling three kids and I think preschool is one of the more challenging years but also very rewarding. It’s challenging because preschool kids can’t read any of their own instructions and my 3-year-old typically requires constant guidance. However my preschool boy loves to learn and be included in our homeschool routine. To keep my son busy, I searched Amazon for engaging and creative preschool activities that would also get him excited about school.

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How To Use Technology to Encourage Family Time

How To Use Technology to Encourage Family Time

Whether we are at home or on a family RV trip, chances are we’re using a good deal of technology everywhere we go. New Duracell Optimum batteries are a great solution to power your electronics and keep the adventures going.

The Best Homemade Playdough | Bright Colors!

The Best Homemade Playdough | Bright Colors!

My kids love playing with playdough. This is the best homemade playdough recipe because it makes bright colors and it’s not too salty. You can make it with ingredients you already have on hand!

Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Childhood often seems like a series of one moment after another filled with exploration and learning. Young kids can discover new things every day, such as how to pour their own cereal, how to tie their shoes, and how to sound out the alphabet. Older kids can learn the skills needed to teach themselves practically anything. You never have to stop learning. I’ve found many ways to make learning fun for my kids during summer break, weekends and ordinary school days.

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Educational Activities for Kids Ages 0 to 10

Educational Activities for Kids Ages 0 to 10

My kids love doing crafts, playing pretend and spending time with mom or dad. It can be a challenge to keep kids busy. These artsy activities and educational toys encourage kids to keep on learning, exploring and problem solving.

How to Make Homemade Finger Paint for Kids

How to Make Homemade Finger Paint for Kids

Homemade finger paint is a creative activity for kids who love artsy projects. Kids can even help make this finger paint! You can make this homemade finger paint in any color by adding food coloring.

6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

Twirling, dancing and skipping around is what little girls do, right? My girls started their self-directed dance careers almost as soon as they could walk; pirouetting through the store and practicing tendus along the curb. As soon as they each turned three, we enrolled our girls in recreational ballet classes. Kids can learn many important things by taking ballet such as following instructions and improving balance and coordination. Additionally, a ballet class is great exercise and a fun excuse to dress up in glittery outfits and dance shoes! Here are six ways little girls can benefit from taking ballet.
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Spring Nature Hunt & Interactive Kids Activities

Spring Nature Hunt & Interactive Kids Activities

Springtime is a great season to enjoy creative family activities. My kids love doing crafty projects such as going on a nature scavenger hunt and dying eggs. The whole family can enjoy these fun spring activities!

5 Awesome Family Day Activities for All Ages

5 Awesome Family Day Activities for All Ages

One of the best ways to make family memories is to spend some good old fashioned time together. These 5 family day activities are great ways to connect with your kids and encourage some new family hobbies!

5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

Toys are tools for kids to learn and use their imaginations! We all remember our favorite toys and we often have vivid memories associated with our favorite things. For young kids, toys are also instrumental for learning. Our family has found it helpful to collect toy sets and not just add toys that clutter the playroom or easily break. Fortunately, you can still find classic wooden toys that inspire imaginative play! Here are 5 reasons why purchasing high quality wooden toys is a good investment for your kids.
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