Now that our biggest event in January is another cherished memory, we gear up for February and all the love that it brings. You’re about to see my page turn pink! This week I’m going to share some of our favorite Valentine’s Traditions, some of my yarn gifts available in my Etsy Shop, @CottonNKandi, and unique ideas for class Valentine’s that your kids can make.
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Get Excited! I give all of my Newsletter Subscribers a 20% Discount for my Etsy Shop, Cotton N’ Kandi. All you have to do is subscribe to the monthly Newsletter through the profile link, and you’ll receive an email with the code instantly. Then visit @CottonNKandi and start shopping for Valentine’s gifts like these Pencil Scarves that kids and Teachers LOVE. Available in 30 colors.
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February is a very fun month for all things Toddler School. When you’re stuck inside due to the cold, you take advantage of every potential activity. This is the time when we do most of our baking, science, and sensory play for the whole year. I’ve put together a round-up blog post for all of our favorite Valentine’s and February-themed Mom School Lessons. I’ve even included those from a few fellow mom bloggers. We’ve got Heart Stamping Art, Pink Fudge Recipes, Chocolate Playdough, Sensory Bins, Hot Cocoa Spoons and so much more. Head on over to the blog through the profile link to check out all things February for #TheMessMat and the Teaching Table that we did when the boys were toddlers.
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No Drama Llama… Character Hoods are one of my all-time best sellers over in the Etsy Shop, @CottonNKandi. This Llama Hood with its pink hair is especially popular in February as a gift for both kids and teachers. They’re perfect to build up a gift basket around reading, sleepovers, or just a Snuggle Basket. Both Boys have been wearing Character Hoods since they were 3, when I made the first one, as a sensory noise filter for the Thumpin’ Thursday dance classes at our local library. Cash still wears one to quietly read in, though it’s a Pikachu now. If you’ve got a little reader who loves to snuggle up with a good book and disappear for a few hours, I highly recommend the Character Hoods.
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Now is when I LOVE to bring up one of my most favorite Valentine’s Days of all. Its the one where both boys cooked us a complete dinner using their @Kidstir Subscription Box! They were the absolute cutest in their little chef hats. There was a time in our lives when Subscription Boxes were the IT thing to do. The boys loved getting “Happy Mail” and I loved the pre-planned lessons for Toddler School. I have an entire blog post on all our favorite Subscription Boxes for Toddlers through the February Week 1 Image in the profile link. From Kiwi Crate to Book Roo, both boys had something geared towards their interests that arrived in the mail. For this particular Valentine’s Day, they were ages 4 and 5, and Wyatt was very interested in cooking. So, for Christmas, he got the Kid Stir Subscription Box which arrived with recipes kids could handle and very fun kitchen tools. I honestly still use the recipe that they made for us on this day. But sadly, we’ve not ever made the Lava Cake since. Perhaps we should! Subscription Boxes make great Valentine’s Gifts for kids, or even Easter Basket Themes!
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Now that we’ve got kids covered for Valentine’s Day Gifts, Crafts, Recipes, Activities, and Sensory lessons, all through those blog links… let’s not forget about the Teachers and the importance of COFFEE. Coffee Sweaters are reusable coffee cozies that make a great holder for a gift card. Head on over to the blog and click through to Etsy, where you can shop my whole list of Gift Ideas for Teachers on Valentine’s Day!
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This is a big week for a lot of people, especially the young ones… the first month of a new year comes to a close, the excitement of the holidays has worn off and the intensity of school and routines have picked up. We want you to know that it’s okay to spend more quality time on the couch together, racking in all the snuggles. Expectations are high and temperatures are low. Grab yourself something cozy, like this Sherpa, off my February Amazon List for What I’m Wearing. Click this image through he profile. Then, get excited to discuss all things self-care next week in Week 2 of February. Not just Self Care for Moms, but also for kids, and what that looks like.
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