WHAT TO WEAR FOR THE HOLIDAYS- KIDS EDITION

I scoured the internet to find your kiddos cute, cozy, and functional wear for the holidays. Whether you are somewhere warm and beachy or cold and snowy, your little ones will be looking and feeling great! All you have to do is click the coordinating text below and it will take you to your product. These are affiliate links. That means I get a small kickback from the brands featured at no cost to you. It’s kind of like a finders fee! Thank you for supporting The Workspace for Children. xo, Lizzie

P.S. Only get this stuff if you want your kids to be twinning with mine…. My cart is full of everything on this list!

1..png

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR A SUCCESSFUL LUNCHTIME AT SCHOOL

IMG_0511.JPG

Is your little one off to a full day of school? Will she be eating lunch at her new school? Here are some tips to make lunchtime predictable and successful for your child.  

  1. Use a simple lunch box.  (We use the Omie Box. Se my IG for a full, detailed tour of the box)  Cut everything up, unwrap it all.  

  2. Simple, easy to eat foods.  Nothing complicated or over the top.  Trust me, the teachers do not think you are a better mother if you pack the fanciest or healthiest lunch.  Pack a  nutritious lunch that your child can eat independently in a timely manner? Now you are impressing the teacher (not that you need to).

  3. Pack foods you want your child to eat in any order THEY choose.  If you will be upset that they ate dessert and not their apple slices, don’t pack dessert. Save it for when they get home.  They are exercising their independence when they eat lunch at school.  If you pack all foods that are acceptable to you, it is ok for them to chose the order in which they want to eat it.  

  4. Lower your expectations and expect them to come home hungry! School lunch is mostly just about being social and only a little bit about eating.  Knowing that, pack a punch with the snack you plan for when they arrive home.  

  5. PRACTICE!   Use your child’s lunch box at home.  Show them what their lunch box with their name on it looks like. Have them practice opening and closing the latches and containers at home.  Get them completely comfortable with it.  No surprises on that first day.  This is one unknown that you can get in front of.  

Do you want more back to school lunch tips? Head over to Instagram and check out  my IG stories! 

ITEMS WE ARE USING RIGHT NOW THAT CAN BE PURCHASED ON AMAZON

I've taken some time to round up the items that are most popular with my crew right now and put them all in one place for you. And, to make life easier, it can all be found on Amazon!! 


IMG_0312.JPG

OUTSIDE PLAY:

Strider Bike// This is Sloane's absolute favorite. 

Jungle Jumparoo// Fan favorite for all of the neighborhood kids. 

Whittling Knife// Spring winds are dropping lots of branches that are perfect for carving.

Sidewalk Chalk// Always.


ON OUR NIGHTSTANDS:

Swimmy  // This is one of my favorites from childhood.

Frederick // Another childhood favorite of mine that all three kids adore. 

 Frog and Toad //  We love reading this in the playroom or before bed.  Four stories in one! 

The Good Little Bad Little Pig  // This is SUCH a great book.  Do you know it? 

When Sophie Gets Angry  // I am always keeping this one handy. 

Sometimes You Get What you Want // A lesser know book that is a GEM.


IN OUR PLAYROOM:

Grimm’s Sticks  // I get so many questions about these sticks!

Marbles  // If you know us, you know these are in constant use! I think the kids are up to 160.  

Animals // My youngest is animal obsessed now.  

Magnatiles // I rearranged how we store these and it brought a new life into them! 

Play Silks // I changed these by putting them in a crate instead of hanging and now we can't get enough! 


ON OUR KITCHEN TABLE:

 Liquid Water Colors  // These florescent ones are the best!! 

Water Color Holder  // Beautiful and so well-made. 

Color Burst Sharpies  // For layering on our water colors. 

Chalk // The kids have been crushing chalk to make paint. 

 Mallet  // For crushing chalk not fingers.

Drop Cloth  // My favorite absorbent canvas.


These are affiliate links, which means a get a tiny kickback when you purchase from my list.  It does not cost you anything.  Thank you for supporting The Workspace for Children. 

-Lizzie