Soft Shields

This post is part of the Families Create: Make and Play Challenge, cohosted by Code Name: Mama and Living Peacefully with Children. December's topic is favorite books. As fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series, my children love Greek mythology. Outside they have an entire set up sticks from... Continue Reading →

Dragons, Dragons

Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons is a wonderful collection of mythical creatures with poems from a myriad of authors, appealing to children (and adults) of all ages. Carle's signature artwork perfectly compliments the beautiful prose, bringing these imaginative words to life and inspiring creativity in both writing and art. Since the November theme for Families Create was rhyme and... Continue Reading →

Families Create! September Wrap Up

Our theme for September's Families, Create! Make and Play Carnival was friends and family. Our participants shared with us different ways in which they honored friends and family with their creativity. Check out what Families Create! participants created this month: Amy at Anktangle made some new threads for her son Daniel's little "friend." Alicia at... Continue Reading →

Families Create! July Wrap Up

The pirates have invaded! Our theme for July's Families, Create! Make and Play Carnival was "swashbucklers," and almost every participant celebrated their inner adventurer by creating something related to pirates. Check out what Families Create! participants created this month: With cat-like tread, upon their way they steal, Zoie at TouchstoneZ's sons are inspired to perform... Continue Reading →

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