Posts tagged: Kids

  • How to Host a Virtual Lemonade Stand

    How to Host a Virtual Lemonade Stand
    Summer and sunny days are upon us, and along with that comes weekend Lemonade Stands. Not only is a lemonade stand a blast for the little ones, but it actually is a great first way for them to get creative, learn a few business skills and earn some money. And, while the pandemic may be preventing it from happening physically, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done virtually. There are still some fun and different ways to get in on the fun. 

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  • M+A DIY Easy Easter Crafts!

    M+A DIY Easy Easter Crafts!
    Your little one's Easter experience might be a little different this year, but that doesn't mean it has to be short on fun. We took some major inspo from our 'Marshmallow Treats' and 'Honey Bunny' prints to come up with a few easy and fun ideas to get your little ones into the holiday spirit (minimum supplies needed!). First things first: download and print the Monica + Andy Honey Bunny and Marshmallow Treats coloring pages! Popsicle Stick Bunny Puppets Supplies needed: M+A ' Honey Bunny ' coloring page, markers, popsicle...

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  • How to Get Your Child to Sleep in Their Own Bed—All Night Long 

    How to Get Your Child to Sleep in Their Own Bed—All Night Long 
    You beat the four-month sleep regression. Convinced your standing baby to let go of the crib rails and lay down for naps. It’s sleep victory—at least until you roll out the toddler bed. If you’re dealing with midnight visits to mom and dad’s bed, endless water requests before lights out, or a painfully early riser, check out this try-it-tonight advice from childhood development and sleep expert Julie Wright, MFT, founder of The Happy Sleeper. Think of the bedroom as an ‘expanded crib’ Gearing up for the crib to toddler bed...

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  • 8 Things You Should Know About Montessori School

    8 Things You Should Know About Montessori School
    From Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Montessori school has some high-profile, deep-thinking graduates. The basic concept behind Montessori—let kids learn through discovery, instead of instruction—can feel vague and mysterious to those who haven’t stepped inside the walls of this less than traditional education system. So to set the scene for interested parents, we chatted with Kitty Bravo, Director of Education at the Center for Guided Montessori Studies, about what to expect. The classroom is the teacher Montessori classrooms are lined with wall-to-wall activities...

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  • 6 Ways You Can Teach Your Child to Be Kind, Empathetic, and Inclusive  

    6 Ways You Can Teach Your Child to Be Kind, Empathetic, and Inclusive  
    We teach our littles how to clap their hands, hold a spoon, and roll a ball—but is there a lesson more monumental than the art of kindness? Sensitivity and empathy can be learned from an early age through actions both big and small, says Barbara Grant, a developmental specialist and Founder of Nudge and Cradle in Washington DC. 'What's most helpful is to be intentional as you talk about, teach, and model these ideas.' (Research shows infants as young as eight-months-old can display precursors to empathy, like showing concern if...

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  • 4 Quick and Meaningful Valentine's Day Activities

    4 Quick and Meaningful Valentine's Day Activities
    Help your little fall in love with February 14th by trying out a few of these thoughtful Valentine's Day activities from former early childhood teacher Katie Baumgartner of Make to Celebrate.Create a Family Heart CollageThis is a bonding activity you can do with your little for years to come: cut out a heart from a large sheet of construction or plain white paper, and have your child draw pictures of everything you love as a family—your favorite brunch spot, foods, movies to watch or books to read, family vacation destinations…...

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  • Art Project: Paint With Tennis Balls!

    Art Project: Paint With Tennis Balls!
    Whether you're gearing up for another chilly winter weekend spent indoors (March, where are you?) or you're just looking for a fresh activity to do with your little, we've got a quick and easy craft that comes with guaranteed smiles. Inspired by one of our latest prints—Game, Set, Match—Katie Baumgartner of Make to Celebrate is sharing a fun way to make abstract art with your little using tennis balls. You'll need: A box (or ridged baking sheet) Kid-friendly paint 1 or 2 tennis balls (marbles work, too) Instructions: Place a...

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  • 5 Easy Ways to Make Fitness a Family Affair

    5 Easy Ways to Make Fitness a Family Affair
    It’s never too early to introduce your littles to healthy habits! Maybe your kids are too young to join sports teams...and maybe you're not ready to leave them and head to your favorite pre-baby workout class. But even though it's tough to squeeze in physical activity, remember that there's no time like the present. That's why we'd suggest turning fitness into a fun family affair. It's truly a win/win: It allows you to introduce your kids to those healthy habits they'll keep with them forever, and it gives you a...

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  • How Much Screen Time Can a Toddler Have? The Answer Will Surprise You

    How Much Screen Time Can a Toddler Have? The Answer Will Surprise You
    Between tablets, smartphones, endless TV programming and kid-friendly movies, you may find it really tough to keep your toddler away from screens — but here's the thing: You don't have to completely avoid them!We spoke to our go-to pediatrician, Dr. Payal Adhikari, to learn about how much screen time little ones should really be getting...and her thoughts might surprise you. Spoiler alert: The rules are not set in stone...and contrary to popular belief, they don't say you need to keep your kiddos far away from screens at all costs. Here's...

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  • Here's What You Need to Know About Toddler Separation Anxiety

    Here's What You Need to Know About Toddler Separation Anxiety
    Here's a #MomLife moment most toddler mamas can relate to: You're halfway out the door when a full-on tantrum erupts. You're about to be late for that big meeting, but your little one just will not let go of your leg (cue the drool running down the leg of your pants. Lovely.). Welcome to the world of toddler separation anxiety!This can be a tough thing for parents to deal with — but if you're experiencing it now, know this: It's a common issue (you can't fault your toddler for wanting...

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