Something to make you smile:

Here is a quote to motivate and bring a smile to your face. Parenting can be hard, tune into this blog and find out possitive ways to keep life interesting and calm!

It’s not only children who grow. Parents do, too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it myself

-Joyce Maynard

It’s Craft Time- Paper Roll Animals

Crafts are a fun way to get personal with your little one. It is an intentional time to be silly, messy, and creative!

As parents we are always directing and instructing. It is good to show your little genius that you too can follow directions and have fun. During craft time, let your little one lead the way. When you take time to do fun things with your little genius, you are teaching them that life is fun!

Below I have posted a craft for you and your little genius. If you do the craft be sure to comment and post a picture!

For more craft ideas check us out on Pinterest – SliM ( that’s me 😊)

Paper Roll Animals

  • Toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls cut down to a shorter length
  • Paint – we used acrylic
  • Cardboard from a cereal box or something similar
  • Googly eyes
  • Construction paper
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Glue – Tacky Glue is a good choice

First, paint your cardboard tubes a solid color. Tan, brown, and white are good color choices.

Attach the eyes, ears, and nose with glue.

Then cut out paws and a tail from cereal box cardboard. Paint them, and then add pads to the paws with a Sharpie marker.

Glue on the paws and the tail, and your doggie is complete!

And you’re done!!

*Special thanks to: https://frugalfun4boys.com/paper-roll-dog-craft/

Have fun with crafts!

Crafts are a fun way to get personal with your little one. It is an intentional time to be silly, messy, and creative!

As parents we are always directing and instructing. It is good to show your little genius that you too can follow directions and have fun. During craft time, let your little one lead the way. When you take time to do fun things with your little genius, you are teaching them that life is fun!

Below I have posted a craft for you and your little genius. If you do the craft be sure to comment and post a picture!

For more craft ideas check us out on Pinterest – SliM ( that’s me 😊)

How to Make Easy Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets

Start by wrapping a pipe cleaner around your finger 3-4 times, leaving half of the pipe cleaner unwrapped.

Fold the straight end of the pipe cleaner to make one ear, then another, securing in the middle.

Glue a matching pom-pom over the part of the pipe cleaner where the ears intersect. This also secures your puppet in place.

Attach google eyes. And you’re done!!

*Special thanks to https://thesoccermomblog.com/pipe-cleaner-finger-puppets/

Back to School Prep

Parents and Guardians,

2020 has opened new doors and introduce us to new skills especially when it comes to schooling. But don’t fear, there are great resources out here in place to help parents no matter what path this school year takes them.

Check out the following tips from care.com

Prepare mentally

1. Set your kids’ sleep schedules back to “school time” two weeks before the first day of school.

2. Use an egg timer to get your kids used to focusing for specific periods of time.

3. Encourage your kids to read at least one (or one more) book before the school year begins.

4. Discuss what your kids can expect on the first day of school so they feel more prepared.

5. Ask teachers for class rosters so you can connect your kids with new classmates.

6. Talk openly with your kids about their feelings about returning to school and be ready to answer any questions. 

SLiM

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