These are certainly unprecedented times we're living in; schools are closed, theme parks are closed, events are cancelled and while this can be worrying for adults, it can also be a worrying and confusing time for children. I've really appreciated how so many companies have stepped up and provided free resources for children and parents for at-home learning, everything from coloring pages, activity sheets, e-books, and games to keep their minds occupied during their extended time at home. I've compiled a list of resources I've become aware of from emails to my inbox from Sesame Workshop, Disney, Crayola and PBS. I'm also sharing videos of our favorite characters washing their hands (because we can never reiterate this message too much).
Is anyone else out there regretting not getting their eyebrows done one last time before their state went on lockdown? I know I'm going to have to tackle the eyebrows one day but I will say I'm dreading it and I'm scared. I'm also looking forward to my next pedicure, I'm sorry I took that last one for granted. Now in the grand scheme of things these are trivial things to worry about, sure, but also if you're missing your spa days that is A-OK in my book. That's why I've rounded up some DYI spa treatments that can be done at home, since none of us are going anywhere any time soon.
Movie studios are rallying around families stuck at home due to current quarantine recommendations and are bringing new releases to digital platforms sooner than originally expected. Walt Disney Studios made both The Call of the Wild, starring Harrison Ford and Downhill, starring Will Farrell available on digital on Friday, March 27th. Both of these films were in theaters in February of this year. Read on for a synopsis of each film PLUS download The Call of the Wild family fun activities.
Stuck at home with your toddler and preschooler looking for things to do or treats to make? Here's a collection of Sesame Street themed crafts and snacks. These crafts are easy for toddlers and preschoolers and these snacks require In addition, Sesame Workshop has provided some wonderful resource for how to deal with our current situation and our kids and I'll be sharing more info on it down below as well. We're all in this together!
I'm not one to blog about blogging. There are plenty of blogs out there that dedicate all of their posts to the ins and outs of blogging. I do not claim to be an expert or a guru on blogging or any specific social media channel. I have however, been in the trenches of researching and reading all of the blogs I can find about how to be a better blogger. This is why I feel compelled to comment on a trend that I've noticed in regards to one particular stat found on Pinterest.
Easter is just around the corner! Get a hop (get it?) on your shopping with this Easter Gift Guide for toddlers. 20+ ideas for boys and girls that are not candy or food based because really, do toddlers needs more energy?
This time in our lives is unprecedented. Schools are closed for weeks (and in some cities until the end of the school year) and news headlines certainly sound scary to adults and most likely even scarier to kids. That's why it is good to talk to kids about what is going on in the world with age appropriate language. If you have a preschooler who wants to know why they aren't going to school or a toddler who is begging to go to the library for story time (even if week after week she kicked and screamed the whole way there) you can use their favorite Disney Junior characters to help explain what it means when someone is sick and why we are actively trying to avoid getting sick.
St. Patrick's Day is here and while this year it certainly feels different it doesn't mean we can't have fun with our kids. Now more than ever we should be showing them how much fun we can have at home, with what we have readily available to us. This may mean watching more TV or it could be reading more books, doing more arts and crafts or a perfect mix of all of the above! Either way, we're all home and we're all making it work any way we can. That's why I've searched streaming services to find great St. Patrick's Day entertainment for toddlers and preschoolers that you can stream RIGHT NOW.