Igniting Young Minds2020-12-14T11:22:03-07:00

Notes to your children

Inspiration, Your Daily Zen|

Write notes to your children! Your kids will love it! Write them little notes and slip them in their lunch box. Place a note on their pillow before they go to sleep. Set it on the kitchen table in the morning so they’ll see it at breakfast time! Draw pictures, write a little message, or simply decorate your note with stickers!Your notes will bring smiles all around!

Memories through Pictures, Traditions, and More

What to Make|

As I watch the boys grow up, all of those cliché expressions about time passing by can feel so true.  People always told me, “They’ll be all grown up in the blink of an eye,” and I see how that can happen now.  Although our two boys are both still young in age, my journey in parenthood that started 6 years ago, sure feels like it's flown by.   I get all of these crazy ideas [...]

Sense of Hearing – Mystery Sounds Experiment

ItsySparks|

Do a fun and simple experiment with your little ones to teach them about their Sense-of-Hearing.  See how many "mystery sounds" they can identify! Explain to them that their ears help them hear sounds.  KidsHealth explains in more detail how the ear is made up of three different sections:  the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. These parts all work together so you can hear and process sounds. Read more about your [...]

Inspiration: Kid Friendly Salads

Inspiration|

Kid friendly salads are a tricky thing to master. Some kids don't like when foods touch, some kids don't like veggies and some kids just don't like to eat anything green. When you google "Kid friendly salads" you get a slew of bizarre marshmallow salads with pineapple topped with cool-whip. Well that's not very nutritious is it? It sounds like something out of a retro cookbook doesn't it? Also, please check out those hilarious retro [...]

How to Make Colored Pasta

What to Eat, What to Make|

Making colored pasta is a thousand times easier than you thought and this is kind of a dual post since this is kind of a craft project - that you can eat! March is National Craft Month - by the way, so expect a lot more craft related posts from us. And in addition it's alto a St. Patrick's day post, surprise! Rainbows! This recipe is maybe TOO CUTE. It involves food coloring though so [...]

Our Favorite Dr. Suess Quotes

Books, Your Daily Zen|

Dr. Suess books are some of the most brilliant pieces of children's literature, packed with lessons and whimsical illustrations. There are also a fair amount of fabulous quotes to think about taken from his works. We've posted a few of our very favorite Dr. Suess quotes below that are sure to inspire you.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Sweet Potatoes Recipe

What to Eat|

You're busy. We get it. Believe us, we understand. There's nothing better than a home-cooked meal but finding the time to prep food and cook everything can feel next to impossible when you're a parent to young children. That's why we're big fans of "cook everything in one pot" sort of recipes. The slow cooker is your friend! All you have to do is set some time aside in the morning (you could even prep veggies [...]

Empathy

Inspiration, Your Daily Zen|

Sometimes, we are very quick to reprimand or give consequences to our children before taking the time to see the situation or feelings from their eyes. Try to connect with them first and it may give you a better understanding of their behavior, giving you more patience and empathy towards your child. If you try this, please share with us your thoughts and what happened! We would love to hear!

Summer Fun Activities: Let it Snow!

Mini Scientists, What to Do|

A snowball fight might sound funny to attempt now that summer has arrived as far as summer fun activities go, but it is easier than you might think. It doesn't need to be cold. Actually, a nice warm day is ideal for this snow.  This is an excellent outdoor activity and it does get messy, so swimsuits make for an easy(well, easier) clean up.   Things you will need: 2 cans shaving cream (Barbisol original works great) 3 [...]

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