If you'd like to promote your child's development with crafts, listen to our guest blogger, Jessica Wiener. She creates stickers and labels in her business and has suggestions on helping your child create their own.
You'll handle the tools. Your kids will pick out the page of stickers from the computer and cut them into individual pieces.
The following activity is from Jessica's:
"Gadget-Free Activities for Hungry Minds
The excitement, curiosity, and unfettered energy of children demonstrate the need for healthy development early in life. Especially with today’s ease of access to counterproductive media channels and games, establishing a set of healthy activities for kids to do at home is paramount.
The following activities, from Custom Stickers projects to capture the flag, engage the cognitive and motor skills that children need to hone while they are young. As a University of Michigan Health System finding affirms, these activities will also ensure that other developmental milestones like linguistic and social skills are achieved.
This project is fairly inexpensive and clean, provided the following tools and materials are used:
1. Printable cardstock. Generally, thicker is better.
2. Scissors. If you intend to make a lot of stickers, a more industrial
paper cutter is very useful.
3. Razor or X-Acto knife. The part of the project that calls for this
tool should be handled by an adult.
4. Carpet tape. This strong, double-sided tape is ideal for bonding
Have each child design a page of stickers from the computer and print them onto the cardstock. Then, apply the carpet tape to the back side. Use the razor to cut the paper and tape into rows. Finally, let the kids cut their stickers into different shapes with the scissors. Formatting tips and other projects can be further explored at How2stickers.com.
By incorporating different kinds of games like those mentioned above, you give your kids something to do while they improve their cognition, creativity, and overall health.
As detailed in a publication by the Society for Research in Child Development, the earlier kids are engaged in safe activities, the better. After setting a solid foundation in this way, you can regain some of your independence while your children strive to earn their own."
Let's give a BIG HAND to Jessica Wiener for sharing this fun activitiy.
What are your opinions about this blog post or your suggestions for creating crafts with your kids? Please answer in the comment link below.
With warm wishes,
Jean Tracy, MSS
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