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Make Your Own Doll House From Shoe Boxes

I grew up with plenty of dolls to collect and play with. I remember making my own doll houses from scrap shoes boxes lying everywhere at home. I used my flair in creativity and designed my doll houses as pretty as I could using all the resources available to me. The most that my mum had spent on for materials were on glue, and art paper.

It is most little girls’ dream to give shelter to their cute dollies. It is a great time to play make-believe and it fosters the nurturing side of a kid when they play dolls.

As a parent, we can help develop that creativity and nurturing values of our kids through play. So, create your own doll house for them (and their dolls!) to enjoy on hours’ end.

Materials:

Shoe boxes (several of them)
Stapler and staple wires (to secure the boxes)
Gift wrapper or any printed or patterned paper (for the walls)
Fabric swatches (for carpets and flooring)
Scissors
Popsicle sticks (for stairs, fences or window shutters) – optional, only if you want to add stairs and shutters for the windows
Glue (or even glue gun with glue sticks)
Small furniture to fit your doll house
Dolls


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How to:

  1. Cover the shoe boxes with fancy gift wrapper papers or any patterned paper as decor. Each box corresponds to the room of your doll’s house
  2. Cut out some squares and rectangles for windows and doors. Secure the cut areas with extra patterned paper to cover the cut part
  3. Stack them up and sideways to create floors and partitions for various rooms
  4. Attach cut fabrics on the floor with a glue to secure them
  5. Stick some swatches of fabric on the popsicle sticks to use as rod and curtains for the window and affix on the windows
  6. Arrange your doll’s furniture inside the house

Here are other decorating tips for your doll house:

You can purchase mini fairy lights in any hardware or hobby store.  If you’re quite the handy person and knows electrical stuff, you can actually make your small light circuit to attach to your doll house. Adding lights can add more pizzazz to your kid’s play thing.


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Also, if you have extra money to spare for additional decors and what-have-yous, you can check out the many doll house accessories in miniatures.com.


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(Photo credit: all photos are not mine. Due credit to their owners)

Dad and Kids Bonding with Cooper and Kid Kit

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Moms can be busy too and kids also need to spend time with their dads.  A walk in the park or a nice trip to the zoo or amusement park while mom does her work, Dad can always fill in for mom.

Cooper and Kid is a great way to spend time with dad if you prefer to stay home and discover new, entertaining and educational things from the sample kit.

What’s in the kit? Well, it can be many things like books, kits for making extra-ordinary things, educational and creative stuff and many more which are gender neutral so everyone can join in the learning process and have fun.

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Make memories with your kids with Cooper and Kit. You can subscribe to Cooper and Kid kit here.

Cookies Kids Giveaway

Welcome to Cookies Kids Giveaway

Sponsor: Uplifting Families

Cookies Kids Giveaway

Cookies Kids carries quality children’s clothing for less. You can find brand such as Nautica, Carters, French Toast, Guess, NBA, US Polo and many other great brands. They have been in business since 1975 in New York and then expanded their market online. You can find everything from school uniforms, clothing, shoes, and toys all in one convenient location for less. They focus on providing quality children clothing and excellent service to its customers. If you place an order and if you have a problem, simply contact a customer service representative or log into their website to request a return authorization. They have a referral program and you can earn $10 for each friend that you refer to Cookie Kids.

Christy from Uplifting Families had the opportunity to review a boy’s outfits from Cookies Kids. The clothing that we received was high quality and my boys loved their new outfits. You can read the full review here.

How would you like to win a $100 Gift Certificate to Cookies Kids? One lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to Cookies Kids. This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older. This giveaway is open from August 11th through August 28 at 11:59pm. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond to the email.

 

Join now and Good luck!

Disclosure: Uplifting Families received samples or credit facilitate the review and giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from your own. One entry per household. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary to participate in this giveaway. All participating bloggers aren’t responsible for prize fulfillment and weren’t compensated to participate. This giveaway isn’t affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, G+, or any other social media platform.

Back To School Shopping For Your Kids

Do you have kids that are eager beavers to go back to school?  Buying them school supplies can be daunting if you don’t know where to begin. Here are some tips for back to school shopping for kids while making sure that you stay within your budget.

Conversation starters

One thing a lot of parents worry about is the branding on clothing. at first I was against these, but after I bought a couple, I saw how much fun they had. They actually become the characters on these shirts. For back to school, they’re amazing, especially when kids are in a new school or new classes with new classmates. These will become a talking point. If they’re wearing one of these shirts, maybe another child will come up to them and say, “Hi, I play with those toys. My name is James.” and then they’ll connect with each other.

Find outfits that are going to work for them at school and play, indoor and outdoor and outfits that can stand the wear and tear of child’s play!

 


Ninja – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Boys T Shirt

Ninja - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Boys T Shirt


Involve your kids

Some kids would wear a Spiderman outfit every day if you let them.  Kids need to be involved because you actually need them to wear the clothes.

Give them some limited choices. For example, pick three shirt and ask which one they  would like the most, or their what are their favorite colors. Doing this will help make the morning go smooth.

If you have little girls who prefer to wear dresses, allow them to wear pretty dresses and some long socks or leggings too so they won’t get cold.


Youngland – Girl’s Ruffled Tiered Sundress – Floral & Striped Purple 4;5;6

Youngland - Girl's Ruffled Tiered Sundress - Floral & Striped Purple 4;5;6


Lacoste – Kids Short Sleeve Classic Pique Polo

Lacoste - Kids Short Sleeve Classic Pique Polo


Ralph Lauren – Girls 2-6x Big Pony Polo Shirt Druid Navy

Ralph Lauren - Girls 2-6x Big Pony Polo Shirt Druid Navy


Little Label – Lass Girls 2-6X 2 Piece Cheetah Print Legging Set, Pink, 4T

Little Label - Lass Girls 2-6X 2 Piece Cheetah Print Legging Set, Pink, 4T


Nicky’s Gift – Lady Girl Cute Over Knee Winter Socks Thigh High Warm Cotton Long Stockings White

Nicky's Gift - Lady Girl Cute Over Knee Winter Socks Thigh High Warm Cotton Long Stockings White


Invest in footwear

Footwear is a really good investment for your kids. You want to look for shoes that are offering really good support. If they’re indoor shoes, make sure that they’re not going to scuff the surface. Most parents are buying at least two pairs of shoes for their kids –  indoor shoes, outdoor shoes.


Nike – Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier VII

Nike - Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier VII


Nike – Kids Kd 6 Sneaker

Nike - Kids Kd 6 Sneaker


Nike – Kids Kd Vi Sneaker

Nike - Kids Kd Vi Sneaker


Buy wholesale notebooks, pens and pencils if you have more than one kid

If you have more than 1 kid going to school then it will be advisable to buy by the bulk as you get to save more and the kids can split the supplies. Look for coupon deals of offers at department stores or your wholesale retailer to save.


Paper Mate Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencil, 0.7mm, Yellow, Dozen

Paper Mate Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencil, 0.7mm, Yellow, Dozen


Dixon Ticonderoga – Beginners Primary Size 2 Pencils With Erasers, Box Of 12, Yellow (13308)

Dixon Ticonderoga - Beginners Primary Size 2 Pencils With Erasers, Box Of 12, Yellow (13308)


Roaring Spring – Paper Ruled and Subject Notebooks Marble Cover Composition Book, Wide Rule, 9-3/4 x 7-1/2, 50 Pages

Roaring Spring - Paper Ruled and Subject Notebooks Marble Cover Composition Book, Wide Rule, 9-3/4 x 7-1/2, 50 Pages


Mead – Acco Ruled and Subject Notebooks Mead Compostion Book with White Paper and Black Cover, Special Ruled, 9 3/4″ x 7 1/2

Mead - Acco Ruled and Subject Notebooks Mead Compostion Book with White Paper and Black Cover, Special Ruled, 9 3/4


Buy bags that are sturdy and easy to carry

Trolley bags are great for smaller kids while back packs are big hits for older kids. Whatever you buy for them, ensure that they are sturdy and the stitchings are well stitched and not fraying.


IRISMARU – Children Peppa Pig Backpacks Kids Cartoon School Bag Bookbag

IRISMARU - Children Peppa Pig Backpacks Kids Cartoon School Bag Bookbag


RUZ – Backpack – Despicable Me 2 – All Hands on Deck New School Bag 090542

RUZ - Backpack - Despicable Me 2 - All Hands on Deck New School Bag 090542


Generic – Durable Rolling Wheel School Backpack Hiking Bag Wheeled – 9 Colors Available (Black/Pink -1318)

Generic - Durable Rolling Wheel School Backpack Hiking Bag Wheeled - 9 Colors Available (Black/Pink -1318)


Sanrio – Girl s Backpack Pink Polka Dots School Rolling Pilot Bag

Sanrio - Girl s Backpack Pink Polka Dots School Rolling Pilot Bag


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How Your Child Can Get The Most out of Day Care Nursery

A few simple day care nursery tips

Going to a day care nursery can be scary, especially for a sub-5 year old. It’s great they’re going, but are they getting the most out of the experience?

There’s no doubt they’ll grow and develop, but there are some things you can do to help that process, and even experience some wonderful things yourself.

If you’re looking for some ideas to help your child get the most out of nursery, you’re in the right place. Let Sandhills Day Nursery Birmingham show you how:

Photo not mine

Photo not mine

Review What They’ve Learned

When they’re at home, go over the things they learned that day (and previous days as well).

Draw, play, and create with them. Reinforce the ideas, knowledge and concepts they’ve grasped.

Sing the ABC song; give them math’s problems; help them arrange fridge magnets.

Let them teach you what they’ve learned; get messy with finger paint; play with blocks and brio, etc.

At home, going over the things they’re currently learning —whether that’s the alphabet, countries of the world or simple math’s—is extremely helpful to improve their preschool nursery experience.

Learn More

Although going over what they’ve learned is great, learning new things with them is even better. They can then go back to day care nursery and maybe teach others their newfound knowledge.

Try reading and writing with them, or simply find answers to the never-ending stream of ‘Why’s’!

Stay in The Loop

What are they doing in preschool nursery? What are they learning? What new friends do they have?

Becoming a part of not only your child’s time at nursery, but the community’s as well is a great way to improve the experience for everyone.

And instead of only dropping your child off and picking him/her up later, stick around for a while to see how they’re getting on; talk with some of the parents about their time; ask the staff how he or she is progressing.

At Sandhills day nursery Birmingham, we regularly discuss with parents their child’s progress and how their child is settling in, as well as their education. Childcare is important to us, and we base these discussions on their relationships with the staff and other children, their participation in activities, familiarity with routines and the whereabouts of resources.

Arrange Playdates (with Children From the Nursery)

Playdates are a brilliant way to help your child get the most out of day care nursery; they help strengthen the relationships they build with other children —crucial to their progress.

And instead of being the paint-partner or toy-teammate, you can watch him or her interact with another child and see how they’re getting on; how they play, talk, share, etc.

Day care nursery in and of itself is a great experience, and a critical learning curve. The amount of learning and growing they do in these years is astronomical, so making it the best possible experience is key.

Hopefully these 4 ideas can help you to help your child not only do well in nursery, but excel!

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