Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Kindness is the single most powerful thing that we can teach our children.

Follow Emily through her day with family and friends where your child will learn how easy it can be to spread kindness!

From sharing toys with her little sister to including everyone in the game – your child will see that no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

This is a 27 page paperback about a girl and how she shows kindness. The story gives a brief one sentence example of a kind act, the phrase ” That’s a great way to show kindness!”, and a “light bulb” helpful tip. Each page has a simple illustration.
It’s a cute book but a very quick read for young kiddos. I think it would need a bit more of a story to be interesting for kids any older than 5. 
Could be used as a story starter/ discussion prompt for more ways to be kind. 
Jacquelyn Stagg provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.
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There are thousands of books and curriculum choices for parents these days.
Let us make it simple for you. . .
Have you given your children God’s curriculum?

It should go without saying that there is a good deal of wisdom and knowledge to be found in the Book of Proverbs. It was the original curriculum, produced about 3,000 years ago intended as the basic education for a young man (or young woman). Could this wisdom be just as relevant and just as important now, even after being displaced by a thousand “new and improved” systems of thought? At the very least, Christian parents should be most interested in providing this compendium of knowledge to their children from their earliest years.

Our children should be able to internalize and apply the principles found in the Book of Proverbs from their earliest years. If our children will be rooted in all 1,000-plus lessons found in Proverbs before they reach adulthood, they should begin to work through them as early as 8 or 9 years of age.

This workbook suggests an active approach to learning by the use of four basic steps. They are read, think, hide, and apply and is explained on the first page. Each chapter covers a Proverbs chapter and includes a select memory verse, a vocabulary section, a word search, and chapter questions. Discussion type questions reference further verses to read. The cover is cute but the book is without any illustrations. I like the illustration free, distraction free look. Uses NKJV and includes an answer key. Paperback, 200 pages. Highly recommend.

Take a look at the Generations site for this Proverbs lesson book and for more great resources. 

Generations provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instructional booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.

What is Mindfulness? How does this help you?

Visit Whitney’s site for more information  

 

Mindful Kids are activity cards – They have various mindfulness skills on them. They have illustrations on both sides of the cards.The illustrations are colorful and busy and we found them to be repetitive. The activities became repetitive, too.

This makes my second mindfulness product review and I am thinking the term “mindfulness” is the present day take on learning good behavior. Doesn’t good behavior include being kind and having control over oneself / kindness, focus, and calm ?

The activities are good non-media options for children and for that I give Mindful Kids a favorable review. We enjoy the activity cards that are titled Mind Castle and Rooted Like a Tree

Whitney Stewart provided Mindful Kids to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Luke's Toy Factory

Luke’s Toy Factory designs and manufactures Eco Friendly Toys, right here in the USA!

We use innovative, safe, green and sustainable materials to make fun, safe, educational toys for children ages 3 and up.

All toys are designed, manufactured and assembled in Connecticut.

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This is the Tipper Truck. It’s made from 30% sawdust and 70% safe, certified, clean plastic. No paint or glue. And battery free. This is a 4 piece toy that’s very entertaining! It rolls smoothly and has safe, smooth edges. The truck is quality built and unique in design. For all that this truck has to offer, we give it a 100% score! Luke’s Toy Factory has several other truck designs (the truck pieces are interchangeable). This is the kind of toy that I’d like to see in stores because it’s made in the US, it’s eco, and because it’s fun. Come on readers, check this out !

 

Luke’s Toy Factory provided the Tipper Truck to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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The Low-Pressure Guide to Parenting Your Preschooler is brilliantly written to liberate parents from the expectations of having to be super-parents. It relieves the pressure to follow long lists of rules, to be perfect, and to be enslaved by the idea that, “If you don’t do this, your kids will turn out terribly.” This book shows parents that it’s really not their job to make sure their child turns out “right.” Instead, the author encourages parents to learn the much simpler and more rewarding role God has for them

paperback, 224 pages, Focus on the Family

Available October 1, 2016

The four principles in this book are excellent and just what I needed to read. As a parent -starting again/retirement on hold for some time -I found this book very helpful and would recommend it for reducing stress and making parenting much simpler and more rewarding. Would have loved to have read this years ago.

Tyndale House Publishers provided an advanced reader copy of The Low-Pressure Guide To Parenting Your Preschooler in return for this review. All opinions are entirely my own. No other compensation was received.

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CallaCreative

The Calla Pillow

The Calla Pillow is the World’s Best Washable Pillow, covered in soft organic cotton, made by parents for kids.

And now they offer pillowcases!

The Calla Pillowcase is unbleached and undyed and 100% chemical free. And it fits the perfect little Calla pillows.

Refresher: The Calla pillow is washable, organic, contains no flame retardant chemicals, hypoallergenic, appropriately sized for children, and comes with a 3 year guarantee.

While designed for children ages 2-5, the Calla pillow is great for anyone. (little guy’s pillow sometimes finds its way to my room) I find that it offers a comfortable support ( 3″) and measures 13 x 18.

Also new on their website is “Lovely Lavender Oil”. Containing Organic Lavender Essential Oil from Bulgaria and Coconut Oil, it is pre-diluted and comes with a dropper top so it’s ready to use. A few drops and gently massage. A “calming” essential oil, Lavender is one of the best for toddlers and their families.

Visit their website and remember to use discount code CCPILLOW for 10% off your order today!

Notes From Dawn received a Calla Pillow from CallaCreative last year and it is still the best little pillow ever! A Calla pillowcase and Lovely Lavender Oil was received in exchange for this review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

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Baby Trooper is a patented product of Smart Baby Solutions. We are dedicated to bring excellent products for the safety, health, and education to the children who are in the developmental stage.

Baby Trooper walker/walking harness allows you to safely teach your small child to walk while saving your back. Baby Trooper provides a safe and natural way for your child learning to walk, giving strong support and preventing baby falls. Also, it allows you walking your baby with a great easy and fashion. 
 

The Baby Trooper™ has been reviewed by me and 8 month old little guy who is learning to walk this fall (no pun intended) season. It is easy to put on and has a snug and comfortable fit. Durable with great stitching and lots of padding. Keeps the little guy’s hands and arms free for balance. Adult needs to use both hands and a taught holding of the straps. It is truly a back saver! 

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available in many colors! we have SkyBlue

the logo stitching is very interesting

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photo below shows little guy enjoying a ride back home (not intended use)

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A mom invented product that we recommend!

Notes From Dawn received a Baby Trooper™ harness in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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