CreativeChild RSS Feed http://creativechild.com/ NuAngel Manufacturers Environmentally Friendly Products in the USA! <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The NuAngel brand offers environmentally friendly and natural cotton items. The company is a certified woman-owned business (WBENC) and made in the USA manufacturer. All items are manufactured in their USA facility.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><br /> NuAngel wants only the best for baby&rsquo;s sensitive skin. That is why 100% natural cotton is utilized in most of their products. Cotton is a natural resource and is a naturally hypoallergenic fiber. It is soft, safe, and absorbent. Unlike many manmade materials, it does not require chemicals to become soft.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><br /> NuAngel turns U.S. grown cotton into items for mothers and infants. These items include nursing pads, nursing pillows, burp cloths, burp pads, washable wipes, baby washcloths, receiving blankets, pre-fold and flat diapers. 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In addition, sensory play often has a calming effect on anxious or frustrated children and can be a great introduction to mindful play. Because babies and toddlers like to put everything in their mouths, I wanted to make sure to provide you with safe bins free from choking hazards! So, I&rsquo;ve gathered 10 baby and toddler-safe sensory activities below.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">##ad##</span></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://teaching2and3yearolds.com/toddler-spring-sensory-play-with-10-rubber-ducks/">This rubber ducks bin by Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds</a></strong></span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is the perfect kick off to springtime. Combine it with the book 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle. You&rsquo;ll just need 10 rubber ducks and a bin of warm, soapy water. If you&rsquo;d like, you can also add a washcloth for &ldquo;bathing the ducks&rdquo; and a few containers for pouring.&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">I love this </span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://handsonaswegrow.com/edible-indoor-sandbox/">indoor edible sand box by Hands On As We Grow</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">. While you can use pretty much anything you have in your pantry, her idea of oatmeal seems like a tasty choice! Simply pour some oatmeal into a bin and add some baby-safe toys such as a small shovel, bucket, cups, etc. No oatmeal? Try rice, flour, crushed bread crumbs, or crackers.&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cereal bins are another safe and fun-to-explore option. Try Cheerios, Froot Loops, or other &ldquo;O&rdquo; shaped cereals. Throw in spoons, cups, toy construction trucks, or any of your child&rsquo;s age-appropriate toys!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://mamainstincts.com/taste-safe-moon-sand-recipe/">Taste-safe moon sand</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is brought to you by Mama Instincts.&nbsp; Moon sand was an absolute favorite when my boys were little. They loved to get their little bulldozers and dump trucks, and they&rsquo;d play for a long time! You&rsquo;ll need 2 cups of flour, &frac14; cup of olive oil, matcha powder for green moon sand, or you can use food coloring as well.&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="http://plainvanillamom.com/2012/06/exploring-textures-through-balls-a-my-first-sensory-bins-post.html">Plain Vanilla Mom</a></strong></span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> had the idea of putting balls of assorted size and texture into a bin for her baby to explore. This is a great activity for babies and toddlers. Add a little warm water and they can explore sinking and floating.&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">This </span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://funlearningforkids.com/sand-water-ocean-sensory-bin/">ocean bin by Fun Learning for Kids</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is my absolute favorite. You can use play sand if your toddler doesn&rsquo;t want to taste everything. Separate the water and sand with a row of seashells and then add in tiny ocean animals from the dollar store.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How much fun is this </span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://mamainstincts.com/halloween-sensory-activity-noodles-play/">spaghetti bin from Mama Instincts</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">? Her&rsquo;s is Halloween themed, but you can make it any theme you like. You&rsquo;ll need spaghetti noodles, olive oil, natural food coloring (optional), and age-appropriate toys. Cook spaghetti. Strain with cold water and add a bit of olive oil to keep it from sticking. If you want to color the noodles, separate them into bowls and add food coloring, mix well, and let sit for about half an hour. Dump into a bin and add toys!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">For a quick and simple bin in a flash, if you have some snow left in your yard, scoop some into a bin and bring it inside! Grab some toy people, animals, or vehicles or just create a whole snowy village. Perhaps your little one can even build a tiny snowman.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Create a nature bin with large rocks, pine cones, sticks, flowers, and leaves. Let your little one explore the different colors, smells, and textures of nature without the mosquitos!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Make your own </span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/invitation-to-create-edible-zoo-small-world.html">edible zoo like Fantastic Fun and Learning did!</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> You&rsquo;ll need marshmallows, puffed rice cereal, chocolate cereal, blue and green gelatin, broccoli florets, and some toy animals. Give your child a bin or pan to create their zoo in. They&rsquo;ll use the foods to create different habitats for their animals. Such a fun and tasty idea!</span></li> </ol> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1980 Mon, 15 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Forever Striving for Better - Avoiding the Self-Improvement Trap <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In my first book, Positive Parenting, I wrote about an experience I had in 2010. I said, &ldquo;During the times I have struggled most in my parenting, an honest look has always revealed that I was one off course, and my children were simply following their leader.&rdquo; I noticed at that time that whenever my patience had been thin or my words unkind, it was nearly always reflected back to me in the behavior of my children. In the book, I recalled one particularly trying time when both of my children were being &ldquo;difficult.&rdquo; I couldn&rsquo;t understand why they were behaving so poorly until one night, after I&rsquo;d gotten them both to sleep, I stared at my two-year-old&rsquo;s sweet face and had an epiphany. During this stressed season of my life, I realized I hadn&rsquo;t exactly been my highest and best self, and so of course my children were picking up and reflecting that stress back to me. It occurred to me that I couldn&rsquo;t expect them to be better if I didn&rsquo;t also expect myself to be better, and thus started a deep-dive into self-improvement that never had an end.</span></p> <p>##ad##</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There&rsquo;s an ugly side of self-improvement and it&rsquo;s shame. Self-improvement too often goes hand in hand with self-rejection or even self-loathing, and that&rsquo;s when our transformational practices become problematic. If we are motivated to self-improvement by shame, what we&rsquo;re really doing is striving for self-worth and a lessening of the guilt that batters us daily. For example, many parents have set a &ldquo;goal&rdquo; to spend less time on their phones and to be present with their kids. That is a great goal, but what&rsquo;s the root? For many, it&rsquo;s not really about being present with their kids. It&rsquo;s about lessening the guilt they feel for being on their phones too much. Where does that guilt come from? Oftentimes, the goal isn&rsquo;t even what we set out to achieve; the real goal is the </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">emotional relief </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">that comes from thinking more positive thoughts about ourselves while we are working toward that &ldquo;goal.&rdquo; When we&rsquo;re actively working toward self-improvement, we are usually a little kinder to ourselves mentally. So, for that window of time in which we are &ldquo;bettering ourselves,&rdquo; we can give ourselves a little break, and that feels good. But it&rsquo;s temporary, because at some point, because no one is a perfect human being, we will slip, and then the shame gremlins in our heads will double down.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>##adbig##</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Shame researcher Brene Brown says, &ldquo;You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.&rdquo; The phrase &ldquo;hustle for worthiness&rdquo; hit me hard. I believe in the decade since I began a journey to improve myself as a mother, and in the decades before that when I was always trying to improve myself in some area, I&rsquo;ve really just been hustling for worthiness. I&rsquo;ve been desperate to prove to myself that I&rsquo;m okay, that I&rsquo;m good enough, and </span><strong>that I&rsquo;m lovable</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">. That&rsquo;s where the trap is. </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">No matter how far I&rsquo;ve come, there&rsquo;s always further to go. </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fixed the yelling habit? Well, I could definitely spend more quality time. Spending tons of quality time? Great, but I still feel unworthy. I think I could certainly improve my communication skills.&nbsp; What I&rsquo;m finally just now realizing is that no amount of hustle will fix shame or guilt or low self-esteem.</span></p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1978 Thu, 04 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0800 The Self-Care That Ends Burnout <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Self-care is trending. Everyone is talking about it, and for good reason. We are all tired to the bone. Many were experiencing burnout before the pandemic even hit. Now the situation is critical. The World Health Organization calls it &ldquo;a state of vital exhaustion.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s no surprise that burnout is on the rise after a year of lockdowns and quarantines. Because it&rsquo;s a hot topic, there&rsquo;s no shortage of advice being offered to worn out and desperate parents. Most say things like go to bed earlier, get some exercise, put down your phone, eat nutritious foods, etc. The hope, it seems, is that, if we give ourselves these very basic occasional boosts, perhaps we can go on living the same depleting, soul-sucking existences. Talk about high hopes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">##ad##<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The truth is that we are barely skimming the surface of this issue. The trouble runs so much deeper than not spending enough time on the yoga mat. Let&rsquo;s be honest about what we really need, and that&rsquo;s a life that doesn&rsquo;t require us to google quick self-care tips. We need lives that are nurturing and fulfilling, full of joy, rest, and human connection, but we deprive ourselves of that in the name of so many things - money, busyness, notoriety, perfection, shame, love, appearances, and so forth. Then, we search for fast fixes to tide us over. Just a little hit of dopamine will get us through because fixing the root of the problem seems impossible. After all, it is easier to take a long bubble bath than it is to fix that troubled relationship. It&rsquo;s quicker to do 30 minutes of cardio than to affect real change in your household. It&rsquo;s safer to go to bed an hour earlier than to quit the job that makes you dread each day. However, we are reaching a critical peak, and it&rsquo;s time to stop sugar-coating the truth.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Real, honest self-care is creating a life you love. It&rsquo;s being true to who you are, living out your values, following your passions and chasing your dreams. It&rsquo;s nurturing your relationships and cultivating warm and loving home environments. It&rsquo;s seeking joy and accepting vulnerability. Real self-care means loving yourself enough to make the big changes. It&rsquo;s having the courage to say no. It&rsquo;s changing negative thought patterns, ending painful cycles, and facing your troubles head on.</span></p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1979 Thu, 04 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0800 TorahLine Game for Passover <p class="p1"><span class="s1">What are you doing to make your Passover more fun this year?</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">&ldquo;As the father of four kids, I was looking for a way to make learning the Passover just as fun as playing a video game or watching a movie,&rdquo; says Akiva Coughlin, Founder,&nbsp;613&nbsp;Games. &ldquo;To appeal to kids&rsquo; short attention spans, I knew I had to create something captivating, quick, and visual to help kids learn the events from the Exodus.&rdquo;</span><span class="s1"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://d3mw6k1m1fi1qr.cloudfront.net/6037fa1cbb23f3HYwamQYDrTKGZA1tgNCcGfXSyqMzEyEYt74D_200.png" alt="" width="200" height="192" /></span><span class="s1">The TorahLine game provides fun learning in a quick 15-minute game format.&nbsp;As you play the game you naturally read verses and put them in order. You learn the narrative without even trying. Each game is packed with 100 cards, 54 tokens, 6 overview cards, and over 10 different ways to play. This provides hours of fun for ages eight and up. The Exodus from Egypt version covers the events from the enslavement in Egypt to the 10 plagues to the first Passover to the eventual freedom from Egypt.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Learn more about the TorahLine game for Passover at&nbsp;<span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="http://www.613games.com/?utm_source=creative-child&amp;utm_medium=facebook-post&amp;utm_campaign=passover-march-2021"><span class="s2">www.613games.com</span></a></strong></span>.</span></p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1977 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 Personalized Stationery and Kindness Gifts <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Products created by Laura Kelly are inspiring and uplifting. Whether you have her designs on notes, stickers or in books -- they are sure to empower and create&nbsp; a bunch of happiness.&nbsp; </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">From memo pads and note cards to vinyl stickers, ChattySnaps and Kindness books -- she has you covered for the perfect gift.&nbsp; Her designs are timeless and great for kids, moms, teachers and friends.&nbsp;The stationery and memo pads designed by Laura Kelly are adorable, whimsical&nbsp;and can be totally personalized. </span><span class="s1">The products are printed on high quality papers and come wrapped in ribbons making them perfect gifts. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Save 25% on all stationery items with the code CREATIVE2021 on <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://shoplaurakelly.com/" target="_blank">Shop Laura Kelly</a></strong></span>.</span></p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1976 Thu, 18 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 BE YOU with Incognito by Prevail <div class="page" title="Page 10"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It&rsquo;s common for women to start experiencing bladder leaks during pregnancy and after childbirth. At the same time, you may need protection for daily freshness and menstrual care.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>##ad##</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Incognito<sup>&reg;</sup> 3-in-1 pads protect against bladder leaks, menstrual leaks and daily discharge. Featuring a superabsorbent core, Incognito<sup>&reg;</sup> pads lock in more wetness than a standard feminine hygiene pad while neutralizing odors. All Incognito</span><sup><span style="font-weight: 400;">&reg;</span></sup><span style="font-weight: 400;"> products are 100% breathable, hypoallergenic and free from dyes and harsh ingredients.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be mom ready and BE YOU when life&rsquo;s leaks get in the way!</span></p> <div class="page" title="Page 10"><strong>REQUEST FREE SAMPLES AT <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.prevail.com/try-prevail/incognito-free-samples?utm_source=babymaternity&amp;utm_medium=magazine&amp;utm_name=incognito" target="_blank">PREVAIL.COM</a></span></strong></div> <div class="page" title="Page 10">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1975 Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 Routines and Habits to Boost Your Child’s Creativity <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Creativity makes life fulfilling. Creative people are happier, more confident, and solve problems better than non-creative people. In child development, creativity plays an important role by helping children cope with and express their feelings as well as growing critical thinking skills and fostering cognitive and social development.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>##ad##</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As parents, we can help our children develop routines and habits that will boost their creativity. Below are 4 such routines to incorporate into your child&rsquo;s daily life that will make him more imaginative, expressive, creative, and fulfilled.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Moving meditation.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Most kids can&rsquo;t sit still long enough to meditate. Here&rsquo;s the good news: They don&rsquo;t have to! Teach your child how to make moving meditation a part of their daily routines, preferably first thing in the morning. Research</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">1 </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">shows that </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">open monitoring meditation </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">is best for improving creative thinking. To teach open monitoring meditation to your child, simply instruct them to bring awareness to their senses. Talk about the sensation of the carpet beneath their feet or the smell of breakfast cooking. Ask them to pay attention to the way the toothbrush feels and the tart taste of their orange juice. Bringing awareness to thoughts and feelings is also a type of open monitoring meditation. This is simply observing one&rsquo;s thoughts without judgement and noticing the feelings that arise. This is a good practice for older children to add into their daily routines and has been shown to boost cognitive thinking and creative skills.</span></p> <p><strong>Read</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Neuroscientists at Emory University</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">2</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> found that reading fiction enhances connectivity in the brain and improves brain function. In fact, they detected changes in brain days after reading a novel, so the benefits linger well past when your child closes the book! Regular reading improves brain function and boosts imagination because as we read, we literally create a new world in our minds. When your child uses their imagination like this, it engages their right brain - their creative mind. The key is that they need to be engrossed in the book, so help your child find a genre or author they love. Reading aloud to your child has many benefits as well, such as stronger emotional connection, improved listening skills, improved vocabulary and comprehension, as well as boosting information processing skills. Therefore, make sure reading together is part of your daily routine!</span></p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1973 Thu, 04 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 Creative Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids During a Pandemic <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Love is in the air. Unfortunately, so is COVID-19. We&rsquo;re still rolling with the punches and learning to live and love creatively in this new world of ours, and so I&rsquo;ve gathered up some creative ways to celebrate Valentine&rsquo;s Day. You&rsquo;ll find cute crafts, fun games, and great activities to make this holiday a special one for your child.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>##ad##<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Virtual Valentines</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Because so many kids are still remote learning, class may be cancelled, and with it, the party. That means no sweet treats or handwritten cards, but there are still fun ways for your child to send love to their friends virtually. One fun idea is to have your child draw a Valentine&rsquo;s card for his or her friends, take a picture of it, and forward it to all the group chats they&rsquo;re in. They could also share funny Valentine&rsquo;s Day memes with their friends or send out ecards. If 2020 taught us anything, it&rsquo;s how to Zoom, so you might consider a Zoom party complete with party games like </span><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.weareteachers.com/20-fun-zoom-games-for-kids/">these</a></strong></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">. You can even design your own custom Valentine Zoom </span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://youtu.be/T7QZCQkHYZ0">background</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><strong>Get Crafting</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While everyone is spending lots of time at home, it&rsquo;s the perfect time to create cute and awesome crafts with your kiddos. Everyone is obsessed with Baby Yoda, so check out </span><a href="https://www.simpleeverydaymom.com/star-wars-yoda-card-craft/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;">this super cute Valentine</span></strong>.</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> If you have cardstock, print out <strong><span style="color: #0000ff;">t</span></strong></span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.kitchentableclassroom.com/valentines-day-headbands/">his template of an adorable headband</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> for your child to decorate and wear. I adore </span><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.theidearoom.net/origami-heart-valentine-bookmarks/">these origami heart bookmarks</a></strong></span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and they would make great gifts to put in the mail! For toddlers, </span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://mommysbundle.com/handprint-valentine-printable-i-hand-you-my-heart/">handprint hearts</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> are always fun and </span><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.simpleeverydaymom.com/valentine-wreath-craft-for-kids/">photo wreaths</a></strong></span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> are simple and cute! Being creative with your child is a wonderful way to relieve anxiety and connect with them, so have fun crafting!</span></p> <p><strong>Parent/Child Date Night</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When is the last time you took one child out for some quality time? With the usual crazy schedules of a family, it&rsquo;s tough, but since COVID has slowed things down, maybe you can fit it in this Valentine&rsquo;s Day. Treat your son or daughter to a fancy dinner date and a movie. Try skating or a cooking class. Make pottery or go horseback riding. Visit a museum or go on a hike. Don&rsquo;t discuss school work or those undone chores. Just enjoy one another&rsquo;s company and laugh a lot!</span></p> <p><strong>Game Night</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have a blast with a Valentine themed game night with your family and friends. </span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.happinessishomemade.net/best-fun-valentine-games-for-kids/">Happiness is Homemade has put together a list of 30 games</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> like &ldquo;pin the lips on Mrs. Valentine.&rdquo; If you&rsquo;re looking for more physically active games, try Cupid Says (like Simon Says), Minute to Win It games such as stacking conversation hearts, or wrap one another in red streamers like a mummy and see who is the fastest!&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Valentine&rsquo;s Day Science Experiments</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When you think of Valentine&rsquo;s Day, science experiments are probably the last things to come to mind, but this is where the creativity comes in! </span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/valentines-day-science-stem-activities-kids/">Little Bins for Little Hands has a great list of science experiments</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> with a Valentine theme. Grow </span><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/crystal-hearts-valentines-science-experiment/">crystal hearts</a></strong></span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> overnight, make &ldquo;</span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/valentines-slime-sensory-play-science-activity/">valen-slime</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">,&rdquo; or make a </span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/homemade-valentines-day-lava-lamp/">heart lava lamp!</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Red Ted Art has compiled even more great science activities, including making a love potion! Check those out </span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.redtedart.com/easy-valentines-day-science-projects/">here</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">. These are the perfect compliment to your child&rsquo;s homeschooling and a creative way to celebrate the holiday.</span></p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1974 Thu, 04 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800