As a Mom (and my mom, as a Grandma), we have felt the stress of COVID-19 this year. My kids are out of school and we haven’t been able to see extended family or friends in too many months. We have found a few products and activities that we are glad to recommend. Check them out and let us know what you think!
1. For 1-12 Mo: Developmental Activity Cards by Curious Baby
Developed by parents along with a team of pediatricians and medical experts (full disclosure: my sister), these helpful playtime activity cards contain 40+ developmentally-stimulating ideas for how to spend quality educational time together from birth to 12 months. They are a great gift idea for new parents at home during quarantine, and a helpful resource for grandparents who are helping out with childcare and need ideas for infant playtime. (Take 25% off this week for their launch sale).
2. For 2yrs+: STEAM Arts & Crafts Subscription Box: Green Kids Crafts
If your kids are getting restless (read: lovingly driving you crazy), here’s an idea. Green Kids Crafts is a monthly box that comes to your door with 4-8 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) projects for kids ages 2-10 yrs. I love that their company was founded by a Mom and Environmental Scientist who is passionate about encouraging creativity and curiosity in kids from an early age. They’re offering 10% new subscriptions with code GREENSUMMER. Worth checking out.
3. For 3yrs+: The Preschool Box
Whether you are starting back at school or not, here’s a way to bring educational activities into your home. The Preschool Box is a monthly subscription that sends you activities, crafts, and books for fun with your kids. It’s curated by a Kindergarten teacher, and includes new material with focus skills each month. You can do the activities together with your kids, or encourage them to build independence.
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