CreativeChild RSS Feed http://creativechild.com/ Three Important Lessons for Kids from Martin Luther King, Jr <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Martin Luther King, Jr was a civil rights leader during the 1950s and 1960s. He led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all human beings, including African Americans. He is considered one of the great orators of modern times. His speeches are still inspiring people today. He gave his famous &ldquo;I Have a Dream&rdquo; speech in 1963 at the &ldquo;March on Washington,&rdquo; a march organized to show the importance of civil rights legislation. The march was a success and the Civil Rights Act was passed a year later in 1964. Martin Luther King, Jr lost his life on April 4, 1968 after being shot while standing on the balcony of his hotel. However, the lessons he taught us live on. Here are three lessons he taught us that we can pass on to our children.<br /></span><br />##ad##</p> <p><strong>Forgiveness is Healing</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">&ldquo;We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.&rdquo; - MLK Jr.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Forgiveness is an emotional process of letting go of hurt, anger, and resentment. So often, we teach children to merely give or accept an apology, and that&rsquo;s as far as we teach &ldquo;forgiveness,&rdquo; but it goes much deeper than a simple apology. In fact, forgiveness can occur without an apology, and that&rsquo;s also an important lesson for children to learn. They are in control of letting go of their pain regardless of what the offending party does. It may seem impossible to teach true forgiveness to a still developing mind, but </span><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/288039910_Interpersonal_Forgiveness_and_Psychological_Well-being_in_Late_Childhood">research</a></strong></span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> shows that children who are taught forgiveness skills have better relationships, improve their academic performance, and are happier overall. But how can we teach children to forgive?&nbsp;</span></p> <p>##adbig##</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here are 5</span><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/does_forgiveness_make_kids_happier#:~:text=A%20new%20study%20suggests%20that,more%20forgiving%20toward%20their%20friends.&amp;text=If%20you're%20a%20parent,daily%E2%80%94sometimes%20hourly%E2%80%94occurrence."> simple steps for forgiveness by child development expert Maureen Healy</a></strong></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Acknowledge what happened. Don&rsquo;t brush it under a rug or ignore it where it can fester and grow. Instead, teach your child to acknowledge what occurred and face it.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience your feelings. Sitting with unpleasant feelings is, well, unpleasant. But feeling them is an important part of letting them go. Help your child to name the emotions they are feeling and then allow them the space to cry or vent to you if needed.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Communicate that you want to forgive. Now it&rsquo;s time to let those emotions wash away and to declare your intention to forgive. Stating our intentions is a powerful mental exercise.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Forgive. Let go of the pain, resentment, or anger. Do this exercise with your child: Ask them to imagine the anger or hurt going out of their body with each exhale and imagine love and forgiveness and peace coming in with each inhale. Do this for about 5 breaths or until your child feels the process is complete.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Release. The anger and hurt is now gone. Let it go and move on.&nbsp;</span></li> </ol> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1969 Wed, 13 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 Five Ways to Master Patience <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are two types of patience that every parent can learn to master for a more joyful life - short-term patience and long-term patience. Let me explain. </span><strong>Short-term patience </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">is handling the common daily frustrations well. It&rsquo;s remaining calm when your kids are pushing boundaries and responding with love in the face of their big emotions. Long-term patience is watering a plant that hasn&rsquo;t sprouted yet. It&rsquo;s believing in a result you can&rsquo;t yet see. Short-term patience is the kind of patience we all hope for and aspire to when we become parents, and we soon learn that it isn&rsquo;t as easy as we imagined! It requires skill and practice and, even then, getting off track is easy. Have you noticed anger and frustration creeping up on you?&nbsp; Many parents are facing these common symptoms of physical and emotional fatigue after months of dealing with this pandemic and all the chaos it has sown with job loss, schooling at home, sick family and friends, and anxious or bored kids.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>##ad##</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The end of the year is the perfect time to get ourselves back on track as we head into 2021 with a fresh new mindset and a recommitment to positive parenting. Here are three ways to master your short-term patience.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><strong><strong>See past the behavior to the person. </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is really the key to growing patience with children. Behavior is communication. It tells us something about the child&rsquo;s thoughts, emotions, and experience. When we look at what is being communicated rather than what the behavior itself is, we instantly feel less triggered because we understand that the behavior is not about us. When we see the human being behind the action, we are moved to respond with love rather than reacting out of frustration, but this requires us to get curious. What is the behavior saying? What could my child be feeling right now that is triggering this behavior? When we practice making curiosity our first response, we can develop a habit of seeking out the root cause to heal rather than treating the symptom.&nbsp;</span></strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Connect before you correct. </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">It&rsquo;s a common phrase in positive parenting, but of course it&rsquo;s harder to practice than to preach. We have to get good at managing our own emotions before we are truly able to do this, so working on our own e</span><a href="https://www.creativechild.com/articles/view/become-an-emotionally-intelligent-parent"><span style="font-weight: 400;">motional intelligence</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is essential to being able to connect before we correct. Once we do that, though, it looks like empathizing while still holding boundaries. It&rsquo;s offering warmth alongside strength. It&rsquo;s saying &ldquo;I understand how you&rsquo;re feeling but I still can&rsquo;t allow this behavior. Let me help you.&rdquo; Connection has the mutual benefit of calming both your brain and your child&rsquo;s brain, and it strengthens the relationship so that your child is more likely to listen and be cooperative in the future.&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Learn a few quick calming hacks. </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Breathing is, as you know, very grounding and calming. Of course, the problem is we don&rsquo;t think about breathing techniques when the toddler pulls over the Christmas tree. It&rsquo;s simply about creating a habit, and that takes a little practice until it becomes routine, so start small. Breathe in for a count of 8, hold for a count of 7, breathe out for a count of 8. Repeat until you feel calm. If that doesn&rsquo;t work for you, try a quick burst of movement. Jumping jacks or push ups will release the adrenaline and help you calm down. I don&rsquo;t recommend this technique in aisle A4 but if you&rsquo;re at home, go for it. Splash your face with water if those fail or recite a short poem or favorite quote. Place your hand over your heart and repeat a mantra, press the third eye area, or try EFT.&nbsp;</span></li> </ol> <p><strong>Long-term patience</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> requires zooming out to look at the bigger picture. It&rsquo;s waiting expectantly with love and hope. It&rsquo;s sowing seeds and believing that they&rsquo;ll take root, so you water them every day, even when you don&rsquo;t see any changes. Long-term patience requires staying the course and trusting that the little things you&rsquo;re doing each day will make a difference in the long run. Here are two powerful ways to master long-term patience.&nbsp;</span></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Invest in the relationship, not in the result. </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">The hard truth is that there are absolutely no guarantees in parenting. All we really have is love and now. So don&rsquo;t get caught up in the result or worry how everything will turn out. There&rsquo;s no point in it. Instead, love your child today the best you can and offer your loving presence in this moment. Invest in the relationship because that&rsquo;s what will help your child through the turbulent times. That&rsquo;s what will be his compass when he gets lost. We all hope for a certain outcome but we cannot control it. We ultimately have very little say in the result, but we have a lot of influence and power in the relationship, so put your focus there.&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Believe in the journey and the soul you&rsquo;re nurturing. </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hope and faith, these are the ingredients for long-term patience. It&rsquo;s about trusting in the process of growth and maturity and believing that the love and care you&rsquo;re providing will be enough <a title="sex shop" href="https://www.noktashop.org" target="_blank">sex shop</a> to see her through. It&rsquo;s about understanding that this soul is on a unique journey and you are here to facilitate, not control. Your job is not to make her into anything in particular but to love her as she is and to believe in the light within her. You are here to love and guide. Do those two things in this moment and trust that the rest will work out in the end.&nbsp;</span></li> </ol> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1968 Tue, 05 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 Shopping Will Never Be The Same! 
 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">After my son Jonah fell out of a shopping cart and hit his head for the second time, I became a stressed out mom while shopping. Tired of battling the fear and shame, my husband and I created the Buggie Huggie&trade; to help secure and entertain our kids while shopping!<br /> <br /> The Buggie Huggie&trade; is a one-of-a-kind shopping cart tray that has a &ldquo;hugging&rdquo; safety layer to help keep toddlers from standing up or falling out of the shopping cart. Over 24,000 kids each year end up in the emergency room from shopping cart falls in the US alone, and 75% of those involve a head injury. The Buggie Huggie&trade; exists to reduce that statistic for good!<br /> <br /> In addition to its safety features, the Buggie Huggie&trade; is also designed to keep kids busy &amp; happy! It is the perfect place for snacks, books, toys, activity sheets, and even has a phone holder accessory for kids&rsquo; favorite shows. <br /> <br /> As a company, our mission is to empower moms with tools that help reduce stress, build confidence, and eliminate mom guilt, and a percentage of each sale goes to support international orphanages. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;I never thought of myself as an inventor and entrepreneur,&rdquo; says Nichole Clark, Founder of the Buggie Huggie&trade; and homeschool mom of 3 active adventurers under the age of 7. &ldquo;But after Jonah fell, I was desperate for a solution to ease my growing anxiety and embarrassment about shopping with my kids. Now, with the Buggie Huggie&trade;, I want every mom to experience the peace and hope she deserves!&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Our beta testers &amp; brand affiliates have described the Buggie Huggie&trade; as a &lsquo;game changer,&rsquo; &lsquo;life-saver,&rsquo; and &lsquo;new best friend.&rsquo; We cannot wait to help moms all over the country upgrade their shopping experience, too! </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><br /><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="http://www.buggiehuggie.com" target="_blank">www.buggiehuggie.com</a></strong></span><br /><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="mailto:info@buggiehuggie.com" target="_blank">info@buggiehuggie.com</a></strong></span><br /> 281-660-6189<br /> facebook.com/thebuggiehuggie<br /> instagram.com/thebuggiehuggie</span></p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1964 Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 Phrases that Encourage Your Child to Cooperate <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It&rsquo;s so frustrating when we have to tell our kids to do something multiple times. What often ends up happening is we get frustrated, raise our voice to deliver a threat, then the child becomes defiant, and the situation escalates. There is, of course, no surefire way to gain 100% cooperation as children are humans with fluctuating moods and emotions, but our language and approach can certainly help or hinder cooperation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>##ad##</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When we bark orders, try to coerce our kids, or boss them around, we activate their counterwill instinct. Author Deborah MacNamara describes it like this: &ldquo;Counterwill refers to the instinct to resist, counter, and oppose when feeling controlled or coerced. It isn&rsquo;t a mistake or a flaw in human nature, and, like all instincts, serves an important function.&rdquo; This instinct is beneficial when a child is being coerced by a stranger or controlled by a bully, but it&rsquo;s frustrating when it comes to doing their chores!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There are a couple of ways around activating this instinct. The first is to develop and maintain a strong connection with your child. Dr. MacNamara says, &ldquo;Children are designed to be directed by people they are attached to.&rdquo; If there is a lack of attachment or connection, the child will be more resistant. Therefore one of the simplest ways to increase cooperation is to increase connection. Here are 10 ways to do that:</span></p> <p>##adbig##</p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Let go of distractions and give your undivided attention.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Speak their love language.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Show interest in their interests.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be an active listener.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Play together.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Take part in family traditions and rituals.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tell them stories from your childhood.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Laugh together.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Make family night a regular.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Use positive, respectful discipline.</span></li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1965 Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 What Kids Learn from Collections <p class="p1"><span class="s1">My kids love to collect everything from rocks to stickers. They bring my kids joy and entertainment but they also seem to take up space and collect dust. Are there benefits to encouraging the kids to collect items? While these treasures seem like garbage to me, they can be a great opportunity for kids to research and learn about things that interest them and experience the world around them. Here are some great reasons to encourage your child&rsquo;s collection.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">##adbig##</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> Teaches responsibility </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> Kids who collect items will need to learn to be responsible for them. They will sort, take care, and find creative ways to display the things they are interested in. They will need to make sure they are well cared for and stored correctly so they don&rsquo;t get lost or broken.This will help them learn responsibility and organization.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> Experience the world around them</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> Kids who collect items are more likely to spend time reading about, sorting, and discussing their collections. As kids learn about and research their collections they will experience the world around them. While collecting rocks, kids will learn about science. While researching stamps or coins they will learn about history. A leaf or shell collection will teach them about nature and a baseball card collection teaches them about sports and math as they study and compare statistics. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> Shared experience</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> Kids who collect items can bond with others who share similar interests.This can help start friendships because you are already building on common ground. There may even be conventions kids can attend to explore, purchase, and meet others who are interested in the same collector&rsquo;s items that they are. This will help them build social skills, meet new people, and build new relationships.</span></p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1966 Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 Why Constructive Criticism May Benefit Children More than Praise <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Providing constructive criticism to kids is hard. Perhaps you can relate to the challenges I face as a parent. My oldest is a traditional firstborn: a rule-follower and perfectionist who takes negative feedback like a gut punch in the stomach. In fact, she is so hard on herself that I often find it excruciatingly painful to provide any feedback that isn&rsquo;t positive. My second and youngest is a feisty, naturally confident strong-willed child who often cuts my feedback short by telling me, &ldquo;I already know this, mom.&rdquo; </span></p> <p class="p2">##ad##</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Hurdles like this coupled with my maternal instincts to want to see my children happy, make it very tempting to forego constructive criticism altogether and heap praise on them instead. It&rsquo;s much more pleasant, after all, to see my kids smile than pout. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">But praise is a cheap dopamine shot at best &ndash; the same kind of dopamine we experience when we receive social media likes. They are short-lived, and like any cheap drug, we build a tolerance to the chemical boost. To achieve the same high, we will need double the likes, double the compliments. </span></p> <p class="p2">##adbig##</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Truth is, no matter what your child&rsquo;s personality profile is, nobody enjoys constructive criticism. &ldquo;The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism,&rdquo; says Norman Vincent Peal, in his book, The Power of Positive Thinking.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>Learning to accept criticism takes practice. I&rsquo;m sure you know a few grownups, perhaps at work or even in your family, who have never learned to take constructive criticism. They make any form of honest communication difficult.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>But if you can teach your kid how to channel improvement feedback (I prefer this term to negative feedback) in a healthy and productive way, he will be way ahead of the game of life. Here are five reasons why constructive feedback can behoove your child in ways that praise could never.<br /><br /></span><span class="s2"><strong>1. Constructive feedback prevents complacency.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span></strong>Feedback that isn&rsquo;t personal and points you towards improvement moves you to act. In this way, constructive criticism can motivate and nip complacency in the bud. The most successful and innovative companies never rest on their laurels but are constantly asking how they can do things better. That&rsquo;s because they don&rsquo;t rest on prior achievement to validate their worth. </span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2">The reverse, then, is also true: excessive praise weakens motivation. Excessive compliments take away from our original motivation of simply enjoying an activity because the dopamine shot I previously referred to is quite compelling. Our impressionable egos begin to pursue an activity purely for the sake of praise. Enough time spent receiving this praise means we become enslaved to it. And soon, without the expectation of praise, our motivation can begin to dwindle. </span></p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1967 Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 Goodbye 2020 Activities for Kids <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At last, 2020 is coming to a close. The New Year&rsquo;s Eve celebrations are going to look different this year, of course. While you&rsquo;ll probably be celebrating at home with your family, I&rsquo;ve gathered some end of year activities to do with your children to say goodbye 2020! Let&rsquo;s look for the silver linings and turn our eyes toward 2021 with renewed hope and fresh dreams. May the New Year bring you all abundant joy!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">##ad##</span></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Create a 2020 memory book. Have fun with it. Tape in a disposable mask and a sheet of toilet paper because one day this will all be a memory. Record your child&rsquo;s favorite 2020 memories and thoughts of the year along with a few snapshots and headlines for a wonderful keepsake for your child.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Make a time capsule. This is always my favorite New Year&rsquo;s Eve tradition. Some things I like to put in our time capsule jars are </span><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/42854633930204093/">this filled out printable</a></strong></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a piece of string that measures how tall my kids are, a handprint, photos, ticket stubs, sea shells, and other momentos.&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Set new goals for 2021 and write them down on </span><a href="https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/new-years-resolution-worksheet-printable/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;">this printable</span></strong>.</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp; Ask fun questions like &ldquo;what would you do if you won a million dollars&rdquo; and &ldquo;what superpower would you choose and why?&rdquo; Create a bucket list or a vision board for 2021 and check out these </span><a href="https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/5-fun-goal-setting-activities-children?utm_source=pinterest&amp;utm_medium=social"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;">7 fun goal-setting activities by Big Life Journal</span></strong>.&nbsp;</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Make </span><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.kixcereal.com/kix-cereal-paper-plate-noise-maker/">this paper plate noise maker </a></strong></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">to shake as the ball drops! You&rsquo;ll just need a paper plate, pasta or beans, markers, curled ribbon, tape, and glue. Your child will have a blast making it and shaking it!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Start a 2021 happiness jar! Buy a large mason jar and decorate with ribbon, stickers, etc. Tell your children that it&rsquo;s the 2021 happiness jar, and every day have them write down one thing that made them happy that day on a strip of paper and place it in the jar. They&rsquo;ll get to watch their happy moments mount up throughout the year and will have such fun pulling them out next New Year&rsquo;s Eve and reminiscing!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey bookish friends, ask your child to write a to-read list for 2021 of at least 10 books and then create </span><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.redtedart.com/origami-bookmark/">origami bookmarks</a></strong></span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> together. Check out this l</span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/02/books/review/best-childrens-books.html">ist of the 25 best children's books of 2020 for reading ideas</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">.&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Party big. Look, I know you&rsquo;re likely just going to be at home because...COVID. But there&rsquo;s no reason you still can&rsquo;t party big. Dress up. Get that party hat on. Get the balloons, the streamers, and the noise makers. Celebrate because life is worth celebrating even when it isn&rsquo;t perfect and also the end of 2020 is something worth celebrating!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have a cheeky, silly photo shoot. There are lots of photo props you can print from the internet. Hang a sheet, grab your props, and snap away!&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Make a </span><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://kidscraftroom.com/new-years-eve-party-popper-craft/">party popper craft</a></strong></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Ring in the new year with a BANG with this fun and simple craft. Find the template and the instructions </span><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://kidscraftroom.com/new-years-eve-party-popper-craft/">here</a></span></strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">.&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Make countdown balloons! This is another one of my favorites. Write one activity on a strip of paper and stuff inside a balloon. Create as many balloons as you want for the evening. Feel free to make up your own activities, but here&rsquo;s a done-for-you schedule for the night:<br /><br /></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">6:30 PM &ndash; New Year&rsquo;s Eve dinner and cookie baking!</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">7:30 PM&ndash; Make the paper plate noise maker from 4.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">8:30 PM &ndash; Pull Out the New Year&rsquo;s Printables from 3.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">9:30 PM &ndash; Pop some popcorn &amp; start your New Year&rsquo;s Eve Movie!</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">10:30 PM &ndash; Intermission! Eat those cookies you baked earlier and have a photo shoot.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">11:30 PM &ndash; Prepare to Ring in the New Year!</span></li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1963 Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 One of the most requested model by Harry Potter fans is now available! <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Imagine building your own 3D replica of Hagrid&rsquo;s Hut, where Harry, Hermione and Ron knew they could always find a friend. Located outside of Hogwarts Castle on the edge of the Forbidden Forest, it served as a home to Rubeus Hagrid during his years as gamekeeper and teaching at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.&nbsp;Hagrid&rsquo;s Hut 270-piece&nbsp;Wrebbit 3D&nbsp;puzzle is a fun and accessible project which all&nbsp;Harry Potter&nbsp;fans 12 years old and up will want to carry out either on their own or with friends and family members. Once your project is completed, your stunning accomplishment will be proudly displayed in your home.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1">All&nbsp;<strong>Wrebbit 3D</strong>&nbsp;puzzles are&nbsp;<strong>made in Canada</strong>&nbsp;using a unique foam backing technology providing snug and tight-fitting pieces that are easy to handle. Wrebbit 3D puzzles&nbsp;</span><span class="s2">are real&nbsp;</span><span class="s1">3D jigsaw puzzles, not to be confused with construction kits or model kits. They do not require any glue for their assembly. They are the World&rsquo;s First and Only&nbsp;Original 3D Jigsaw Puzzles and they are the sturdiest</span><span class="s2">&nbsp;on the market with the highest quality&nbsp;of design and illustration.</span></p> <p class="p2" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="http://www.wrebbit3dpuzzle.com/" target="_blank">**BUY NOW**</a></span></strong></span></p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1962 Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 A wide world of Words! <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Wordy&rsquo;s mission is to create a&nbsp;<strong>&ldquo;World of Words&rdquo;&nbsp;</strong>where children learn to love words, languages, and cultures through engaging toys that fill their environment.&nbsp;All Wordy toys help to build fine motor skills, develop problem solving techniques, strengthen social emotional development, and create a visual association with printed words. </span>&nbsp;<img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://d3mw6k1m1fi1qr.cloudfront.net/5fdbe2d9eed60HprA1M9Zxhbfw-tsAHs8NpdhGW4HC8_aOC24C_200.jpeg" alt="Wordy" width="200" height="266" /></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The entire collection of double-sided wooden toys are safe for kids and include multiple language options: English/Spanish, English/French, English/Mandarin, and English only. Encourage your child&rsquo;s imagination with a world of words this holiday season!&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 16pt;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.wordytoys.com/" target="_blank">**BUY NOW**</a></strong></span></p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1961 Thu, 17 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 Build Your Own Sound Machine & Radio <p class="p1"><span class="s1">E-Blox is an emerging leader in educational electronic toys and products that engage children to Learn by Building</span><span class="s2"><sup>TM</sup></span><span class="s1">.&nbsp; With the Circuit Blox 120 project set you can build 120 different 3D circuits that all teach STEM.&nbsp; &nbsp;Light a star, spin a motor to launch a fan high in the air, play music, sirens and space battle sounds, and even build your own FM radio!&nbsp; Contains 49 parts. &nbsp;Directly compatible with other brick building construction sets. Requires 3 "AA" batteries. Ages 8 and up.</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><span style="font-size: 18pt;">*<a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://myeblox.com/" target="_blank">SHOP NOW!</a>*</span></strong></span></p> https://www.creativechild.com/article/1960 Fri, 11 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800