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Ultimate List of Minimalist, Eco-friendly Gifts for Kids

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the idea of gifts for the upcoming holidays (or birthdays and other celebrations), then you might want to consider going minimal. You don’t have to adopt minimalism as a lifestyle, but just think about the following when buying or receiving presents: Will the gift add value or clutter to your…… Continue reading Ultimate List of Minimalist, Eco-friendly Gifts for Kids

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10 Reasons Why Your Child Should Go Outside on a Rainy Day

“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny. But we can have lots of good fun that is funny!” – The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss WHY DO CHILDREN NEED TO GO OUTSIDE IN “BAD,” RAINY WEATHER? This screen addiction epidemic has really taken over the world. In our neighbourhood only…… Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Your Child Should Go Outside on a Rainy Day

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The ONLY Toys Your Baby “Needs”

The truth is that babies do not need ANY toys at all! I would even argue that children, in general, do not need many toys and are very capable of inventing and creating their own. This is why we try to only buy toys which are educational and either last for many years or can…… Continue reading The ONLY Toys Your Baby “Needs”

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Mindful Moment: Suminagashi – The Japanese Contemplative Art of Paper Marbling

Are you looking for a calming art experience for your child? Do you want to introduce art to a child who does not naturally gravitate to art-making? Did your child have a difficult day and is in need of some art therapy? Or are you looking for a unique art activity to do together with your kids?…… Continue reading Mindful Moment: Suminagashi – The Japanese Contemplative Art of Paper Marbling

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Let Them Paint! – Why Messy Painting is Worth Your Clean-up Efforts

Do you avoid giving your child paints because you just don’t have the time for clean-up? Or are you worried that your kid will transform your walls into Jackson Pollock paintings? Well, let me ease your fears and give some suggestions about easy paint clean-up. But first – WHY SHOULD YOU LET YOUR CHILD PAINT…… Continue reading Let Them Paint! – Why Messy Painting is Worth Your Clean-up Efforts