CreativeChild RSS Feed http://creativechild.com/ Taking a Beach Vacation with Toddlers http://www.creativechild.com/article/1614 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Teaching Goal-Setting to Kids http://www.creativechild.com/article/1615 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 5 High-Tech (and Creative) Ways to Make Single Parenting Easier http://www.creativechild.com/article/1616 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Teach Children Healthy Eating Habits http://www.creativechild.com/article/1617 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Simple Ways to Build Self Esteem http://www.creativechild.com/article/1618 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 How to Teach Your Child a Second Language This Summer http://www.creativechild.com/article/1619 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Why Public Speaking is Critical to Your Child’s Future and How Theatre Can Help Develop this Skill http://www.creativechild.com/article/1620 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 12 Summer Science Activities http://www.creativechild.com/article/1621 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Meaningful Summer Traditions <p>The slower, sticky days of summer provide a great opportunity for us to create meaningful summer traditions that our children will cherish. With no school lunches to pack or homework to complete, there&rsquo;s finally a little more time to connect heart to heart with our kids.</p> <p><strong>Take a Family Vacation</strong></p> <p>Summer is usually when families pack up and head out for vacation. According to research conducted by the Family Holiday Association in 2015, family vacations can act as &ldquo;happiness anchors,&rdquo; happy memories that will help your kids get through tough times. John McDonald, director of the Family Holiday Association, says, &ldquo;Reflecting on our happiest memories of joyful time spent together as a family can be extremely powerful in bringing relief and respite when faced with the darker times that life can bring.&rdquo;</p> <p>##ad##</p> <p><br /> <em>Mini-Getaways</em></p> <p>For parents, vacations require a lot of planning and often a big chunk of money. That&rsquo;s not always an option, so when money is tight or you can&rsquo;t get a week off work, opt for special weekend getaways. This summer, my family isn&rsquo;t taking a big vacation. Instead, we are going out of state to visit family one weekend and spending another weekend at one of favorite destinations. These mini-getaways won&rsquo;t be nearly as pricey as a week-long vacation, but my kids will enjoy the same benefits &ndash; happy memories to hold on to.</p> <p><strong>Do What You Love</strong></p> <p>Decide on one &ldquo;thing&rdquo; (or several things) that your family loves to do together, and look for opportunities to do it during the summer months. For example, my family has several loves &ndash; music, movies, and comic-cons. These shared experiences unite us, making our bonds stronger and providing a sense of belonging. A quick internet search led me to several summer comic conventions within driving distance (all on weekends) and weekly free local concerts! I also discovered that a local park is showing a free outdoor movie for kids this summer. If you&rsquo;re on Facebook, it&rsquo;s easy to check for local events!</p> <p>##adbig##</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.creativechild.com/articles/view/the-benefits-of-family-traditions">Traditions</a> </strong>are simply any activity that your family does ritualistically, so outdoor concerts, movie nights, and comic-cons have become our summer traditions. Other ideas include trips to a water park, hiking, biking, flea markets, crafts, camping &ndash; the possibilities are endless! What do YOU love?</p> http://www.creativechild.com/article/1613 Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Aeromax Career Orientated Dress-up <p>Since 1997 Aeromax has developed career orientated dress-up which has proven to raise the self-esteem in children to new heights. What could be more important?</p> <p>##ad##</p> <p>Our internationally recognized, award winning, &ldquo;My 1st Career Gear&rdquo; are high quality dress-up shirts for kids ages 3 - 6! Being able to engage in imaginative play keeps young minds creative and steals away from hours spent on electronics. These career-oriented shirts are so durable that children outgrow them before they wear them out. Made to be put on easily by children these shirts have hook and loop closures in front, making this task simple &amp; easy to accomplish. The fabric is made from 100% polyester, which feels good on the skin and makes them machine washable. To give the shirts a personal touch we&rsquo;ve included a pocket on the chest with a clear plastic window, so your child can insert a card with their name on it.</p> <p>##adbig##</p> <p>The artwork includes bright vivid colors and realistic graphics. Our Police shirt has a badge and handcuffs, the Doctor shirt a stethoscope and other medical supplies. Want to be a Builder? Your hammer and tape measure are right at hand. There are 15 styles in all and retail for $14.95.</p> <p>Aeromax now has ALL NEW shirts for younger siblings or classmates, too! Same great designs &amp; same high quality! These 5 styles are designed for 18 months &ndash; 3 years of age and retail for $13.95.</p> http://www.creativechild.com/article/1612 Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700