Monday, April 29, 2019

Sparking Creativity with Stikbot and Knitting


stikbot
Stikbots are easy-to-pose figures with suction cup hands and feet, which can stick to almost any flat surface. With the free Stikbot Studio app, available on iOS and Android, children can snap individual photos and stitch them together to make a film. The app has built-in music and sound effect options. 

Exercising the mind and being creative at LSA summer camp

On our recent post about TAC sports camp we mentioned that they have partnered with LSA (Lifetime Skills Academy) to offer STEM themed programs, which will help our children exercise their creativity and develop a variety of skills.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Summer Fun for children at Toronto Athletic Camp

My children have been part of Toronto Athletic Camp (TAC) for a few years now, and they have loved their enriching positive summer camp experiences! TAC has seven convenient locations in the GTA, check their website for details on the programs offered at each of the locations. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Celebrate the beauty of Spring with Hallmark

Hallmark mother's day
Mother's day coincides with spring when our gardens are starting to bloom and everything has that beautiful feeling of starting fresh! The collection of Hallmark products for Mother's day reminds me of this feeling. 

DK's Big Ideas Simply Explained Series

DK Big ideas Simply Explained
The Big Ideas series from DK is available in a variety of topics such as religion, economics, psychology, philosophy, sociology, ecology and more. It explains hard to grasp ideas in simple ways with pictures, info-graphs, timelines, definitions, and creative typography. The format of the Big Ideas Simply Explained series is easy to navigate to learn about the different concepts on each of the topics. 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Win DK findout! books of your choice

dk findout books
We enjoy books that are not only fun to read, but also educational. DK findout! books are an excellent way for children to get interested in topics that will be useful for their common knowledge. We like that DK is introducing topics that children will come across in their curriculum and beyond. The vibrant pictures, simple explanations, and facts make it easy to remember the main points of each topic. 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Using Stencil and Textured Dimensional Paint for DIY Focal Wall

stencil art and deco art textured paint
Adding this textured stencil art instantly changed our space! We did this stencil art using the American decor tropical leaves and Americana Decor Texture in Meadow Green paint. Now, this space has a focal point and an added interest.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

We Are Knitters: Fun and Happiness in a kit

we are knitters kits
We Are Knittersan European based DIY knitting kit company has expanded into the Canadian marketplace. We Are Knitters encourages creativity and self-wellness through the art of knitting, as the benefits of knitting has been embraced as both a fashion trend and health practice. Knitting also helps reduce stress levels, exercise memory, combat hyperactivity, and increase overall happiness - read more about the benefits of crafts on my recent post.

Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Hasbro Action Figures Giveaway

Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Hasbro Action Figures
Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Hasbro. Please note that all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. All rights reserved on photographs and written content Createwithmom © 2010 - 2019. Please Ask First
Hasbro has created a line of force-filled figures inspired by Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, which will be loved by new Star Wars fans. Along with watching the new series of animated shorts that are posted each week on www.StarWarsKids.com and the YouTube channel www.YouTube.com/StarWarsKids children will enjoy replaying and making their own stories inspired by their favourite Star Wars characters.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Importance of Crafts, Self-Care, and a Fun Novel

We have always felt the need to be "craftful" as both the process and product helps us relax, develop physical and cognitive skills, and it brings a feeling of happiness. We have dedicated a closet to hold our supplies as we believe crafts are therapeutic. We have always enjoyed crafts for its pleasure without worrying about the final product.