Archives for April 19, 2020

Share a story with the special people in your life with Smilebox! Giveaway Opportunity!

Looking for a way to keep in touch with family and friends during the pandemic? Smilebox has you covered! I love that this website is more than just a site to send an ecard. You can make a photo collage that the family will just love! It is really a great site!

They recently introduced something new that invitations now include Smilebox Live virtual events. You just have to check this out on their website. There is a free account but I highly recommend the Smilebox PRO account.

I really love that there are so many different varieties of occasions from Birthday to Thank you but they also have anytime and greetings that you can send doe Corona-virus. This is a wonderful way to connect with family and friends at a time where we have to social distance from our loved ones.

Giveaway Opportunity!

We have teamed up with our friends at Smilebox for a giveaway! One lucky winner will win a Smilebox PRO subscription. To enter, check out the website and let me know your favorite thing about the website. Just leave a comment below! The deadline to enter is April 30th, 2020 at 12 noon PST.

Find out more at Smilebox.com.

Self Disclosure: I received a free Smilebox Pro account to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. Images were provided.

6 Benefits Of A Play Kitchen For Your Child

1.Encourages teamwork

Human beings are social creatures, in that we all like to spend time with each other. For kids, this time is mostly spent playing, and play cooking is a great way for your kids to spend time together with their siblings or friends. With a play kitchen, your kids will not only have fun with their peers but they will also learn a few important skills that they will hold onto for the rest of their lives. With a play kitchen, the children tend to distribute kitchen roles among themselves, which ensures the success of the “cooking” task as a whole. One prepares the dishes, while the other cleans up. In doing so, the kids learn to cooperate and work together to ensure the success of their play cooking. 

2. Enhances organizational skills

A play kitchen has plenty of parts, accessories, and tools which the children have to utilize during play. Organizational skills tend to be one of the hardest concepts parents have to teach their children, even as they grow older. Luckily, with the numerous parts of the play kitchen set, your child can learn the important organizational skill, since they have to correctly organize their tools if they are to use them during their next play date. With frequent use of the play kitchen, your child can acquire important organizational skills for the rest of their lives. 

3. Teaches responsibility

With a children’s play kitchen set, your children can learn how to be responsible for their property, since they have to look after all the various utensils in the set as well as the play kitchen itself. By teaching your child how to properly take care of the play kitchen, they can learn a valuable lesson in responsibility. 

4. Enhances problem-solving 

As your child increases their frequency of play cooking in their play kitchen, so do they enhance their problem-solving skills. While playing, the child can solve various problems, like learning how to share equal food portions among a set number of people, or looking for an alternative utensil in case the tool they need is absent. As they do this, they are learning how to count as well as how to make various decisions. 

5. Enhances creativity and imagination

While your child plays with their play kitchen set, they are improving their creativity and imagination, since they are making up dishes from their minds and trying out various ingredients to make their imaginary food. By encouraging the child to play with the play kitchen set, they can get more ideas and to get more imaginative, which will also help them in their lives as they grow up.

6. Gives a sense of independence

By giving your child a play kitchen, it helps them gain a sense of independence as they can create their dishes, or run their playset as they wish. Since they can work independently, the children also develop self-confidence since they can bring out their ideas and imagination without having to be compared to others.