Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring and Easter Crafts, Spring Artwork and Designs

Hello Everyone and Happy Spring! If you celebrate the Easter holiday, Happy Easter. Spring is just about here in the Pacific NW, USA. Our temperatures seem to be a bit warmer each day. Although I don't care for really hot temperatures, it will be nice to have things warm up some.

Each season brings fun craft projects to do with the kiddies. If you will be coloring eggs for Easter, take a look at the link above on the Frugal Girls site. They also have a page filled with more fun Easter crafts that could just as easily be used for spring time. Their site is filled with loads of fun. Visit this List of Easter Crafts and see if you don't end up staying for awhile.  :)

Now on to some Spring time artwork.

Marigold Card
Marigold Card by loudesigns
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Bluebells Flowers Cards
Bluebells Flowers Cards by Itayasdesigns
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I hope you are having a very lovely spring time thus far. Let me know if you find any crafts you might try in the links above!

Many Blessings,

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Taking Children's Education into Your Own Hands, promote your zazzle store for free

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Taking Children's Education into Your Own Hands

this lens' photo With all the books learning gadgets there a lot of super expensive learning tools some fantastic and some not so fantastic. An ipad or new computer can be a great learning tool but improperly used it can be a distraction. There are also a lot of pricey useless teaching tools Like the 700 dollar curriculum that belongs more into the garbage heap than teaching children with. My own mother spent more 100 dollar on books for my sister's education that wasn't useful for her but was useful to me. Just because some educational tools are good for one child doesn't mean it's good for another. I like learning to be fun


Make it Yourself

Do not belittle your own creativity. I am an artist ex writer. I have never been very crafty. I needed a rhyming flip book to teach words, speech and reading but the flip book was not only over $20 but would take weeks to ship. I didn't have the time. I got discarded magazines and a cheap spiral notebook. I cut out the pictures. I glued in the photos wrote the words in. You can also take photos and use as well. It was just what I needed. It wasn't pretty but it was pretty awesome.

I also made children books to read on the computer with simple words to teach.

Use the talents you have: I can't crochet so teaching my kids crochet is not for me, but I can make paper dolls. I started making the paper doll because one of my kids wanted scantily clad dolls and I didn't want to give the co money just to have make clothes for it. So I made paper dolls. The dolls were a hit but I want to expand them with teaching moments.

Reward stickers

Sometimes a little reward will be helpful with teaching but not with money but something small. I personally like using TV time, video game time, bed and even phone as a reward.

Calculator Love Stickers
Calculator Love Stickers by AbundanceLoveTrip
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Whale of Love Stickers
Whale of Love Stickers by AbundanceLoveTrip
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