Outside the bees are buzzing and the birds are singing. If you're like me, you want to spend as much time with your kids as possible. If you can get some fresh air and soak up some sunshine, all the better.
Here's a craft idea that you can do in your family's playroom or at the picnic table in the backyard. And it's something you can do with the whole family.
This craft is not only fun - it's also super easy! Even the littlest artists in your family will enjoy making flowers that will stay bright and colorful long after the ones in nature have died out for the winter.
The best part is that you probably already have most of what you need in your children's playroom, art center, or kitchen cabinets. You might wonder how it's possible for anyone -- especially children -- to create lovely flowers out of these simple household items, but it is.
Click the link below for the instructions.
February is the month of love, but you don't need chocolates, cards, and other material goods to show people how much you love them, especially your children.
Each year it seems that holiday displays show up earlier and earlier. Christmas displays start appearing in the summer or (winter in the southern hemisphere), and Valentine's cards appear on the shelves before Christmas.
It's tempting to buy a few gifts to express your love and go about daily life, but why limit this to February 14th? Here are some ways to show your child that you love them every day!
Speaking of coloring, learn how to turn your broken crayons into usable works of art that will breathe new life into your child's creations!
And if you're ready to start coloring right away, check out my coloring books to add to your family's personal library.
Check out my latest coloring video on YouTube. A delightful mermaid image from the kids coloring book "Unicorns, Rainbows, Mermaids and More"
Whether your family's potty training memories are adorable anecdotes that you tell over and over again or sticky situations that you prefer to leave in the past, one thing is for certain. These memories will stay with you for a long time.
If the words "potty training" fill you with dread, then you aren't alone. Potty training is a struggle for a lot of families. The new year is a great time to pull up those training pants and start (or re-start) the potty training process.
Some children potty train in a matter of weeks while others take much longer, leaving parents with questions like, "Did we start too early?" or "What are we doing wrong?"
Here are some mindfulness tips to help you and your toddler ditch diapers once and for all.
Potty training can be tricky. (Ask me how I know...) These are the kinds of books that I wish were available when I potty trained my children. I hope that your family enjoys them!
Today, I launched my very own YouTube Channel - JMcG Books. The channel will contain coloring page videos from my coloring books plus from other coloring books, as well as picture book readings in the future. The first few videos are from my kids coloring books. Please check it out and if you like it, subscribe!
The holidays are upon us. How's your shopping coming along?
If you're like me, you want to get your loved ones the perfect gift - especially for the kids. No sound compares to the sound of children squealing with excitement because you found something they absolutely love. And if it's a gift that can help them learn, then it's a double win!
Check out the suggestions on this Santa-approved list. It is full of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) toys perfect for your little one. I have contained affiliate links to Amazon as they are usually competitively priced but hunt around for the best bargains.
1. Magna Tiles
3. Amazon Kids
Amazon Kids+ (formerly FreeTime Unlimited) is an all-in-one subscription for kids that offers unlimited access to over 20,000 kids’ books, movies, TV shows, Audible books, educational apps, and games for children 3 – 12 years old. This fun and educational app is filled with content from trusted brands like Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS Kids, and National Geographic. Content/device availability varies by marketplace.
An Amazon Kids+ subscription allows up to four kids to enjoy unlimited access to their favorite content across devices including compatible Fire, Fire TV, Echo, Android, iOS and Kindle devices. Plus, with Amazon Parent Dashboard parents can discover what titles their kids enjoy by viewing their Amazon Kids+ activity.
4. Unicorn Coloring Book
One of my coloring books that has unicorns doing all sorts of STEAM related activities. Can also be paired with markers, pencils or glitter pens to make it extra special.
5. OSMO Table Tiles
6. Colorful Clay
7. My World Interactive Map
8. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Earth Science Kit
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