Getting everyone in the family to get along and participate in keeping order can sometimes be a big frustration. I found in my family that the kids are at the age where they fight a lot and getting them to clean up can be more stress than just doing it myself. I heard about ‘family rules’ before so I decided to try it. We sat our kids down and talked about what rules are important in our family to allow us to all get along and for the house to run smoothly.
The kids really responded well to this. We guided them to good rules but they mainly came up with them on their own. We will see how it goes but the first week has been good. I love being able to point to the rules as a reminder.
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What kid doesn’t love doing crafts and being artistic?Here is a great video of an activity your children will love! For this craft you need to use oil paint – if you use other paint it won’t work as well. You can use linseed oil or replace that with sunflower oil that is easier to find in the grocery store.
This is a fun and easy craft for kids. Once the paper dries you can make beautiful cards or wrapping paper out of it.
We love this so much, we had to share it on our blog! Check out this Kindergarden class signing and singing along to two My Smart Hands Songs: Colours, and our ABC Song! They are all so cute, and do such a great job!
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and we just can’t help sharing this fun craft idea you can do with your toddler all while teaching them the sign for ‘I Love You’!
What you’ll need:
-Red craft paper
What do do:
-Trace your child’s hand on the craft paper, and cut out around the fingers. (Or you can cut out hand shapes as shown here).
-Have your child decorate the hand with drawings or stickers
-Glue down both the Middle and Ring fingers to form the ‘I Love You’ hand shape.
-Help them address the Valentine to whomever they’d like to give it to!
Fun Fact: Did you know, the ‘I Love You’ sign is made using the ‘I’, ‘L’ and the ‘Y’ ASL alphabet signs?
This is a fun and educational ABC song that is made with rice. Watch the letters as they get made – all with grains of rice. The song is slightly slower than the regular ABC song to help little ones be able to hear each unique letter – especially L, M, N, O, P that often get linked together as one sound.