First off, thanks to everyone for the comments on Brielle's vlog post---that was fun! I'll try to take more videos from time to time :-)
Secondly, I don't believe any of you who said you weren't jealous of my snow in the last blog post :-P You're secretly wishing you had wet soggy shoes and something to shovel, don't lie!
Tonight though I want to share a really cool shop with you all---one that I shared waaaaay back when Raya was little, but I ordered another kit recently and it reminded me of how cool the shop is so I want to share again!
The shop is called Time for tots....you can find them on fb and Etsy, but their biggest selection of kits is on there website here Time for Tots
Basically they make little learning kits for kids! I got Raya her first kit when she was around 20 months old or so. They make kits designed for toddlers (level 1) and recently started offering level 2 kits for older kids!
The thing about these kits is that they aren't rocket science, but I will glady pay the money for them if it means I don't have to spend 3 hours of my own time thinking of activities, printing/cutting/laminating, and then buying various supplies etc. Seriously, at first the kits might seem a little expensive (I think they range from $15-25 each), but when you think about what your time is worth it's really not much at all!
The kit I most recently ordered was for Raya and it was a name kit---basically fun practice spelling/writing her name! She can spell her name outloud, but I could tell she didn't fully understand what she was spelling, and she still needed help writing her name completely on her own, so I thought this would be a fun kit for her. She loves it!
I had seen this name kit on Etsy about 6 months ago and kept thinking "oh, I can make something like that some time!" .....fast forward 6 months and I still hadn't made anything lol. Like I said, these kits are great for us moms who have limited time in the day and want to spend that time actually *using* the activities rather than cutting/pasting/preparing the activities :-P
Here is a better look at some of the stuff in this name kit
Sounds super fun right?! Well, if your child is too young to learn her name, or already knows his name, no fear because there are tons of other kits!!! There is also a "kit of the month" club where you can save money by buying a 3 month subscription, and you'll get an exclusive kit automatically sent to you each month! (I'm very tempted to do this :-)
Here is one example of an early toddler learning kit (for like Brielle's age) Toddler Busy Box
Here is an example of a kit a little more advanced Beginning letter sounds
They offer a holiday themed kit for each holiday too! Easter peeps learning kit
They have kits geared towards boys or girls...and for older kids too! Here is an older boy themed kit Superhero level 2
They also sell sensory tubs! Great for the really little ones especially :-) I spy colors sensory tub
There are TONS MORE too---check out the website!!! I got Raya one to go in her Easter basket one other year....you can see my blog post from back then about it here
***I no, I didn't receive any free items or money for plugging this cool store---but hey, if they happen to read this and want to send me something I'm totally open to it! ;-) ***