Playkids Explorer Learning Kit

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

With summer quickly approaching I'm looking for ways to keep my kids out of my hair learning ;). All joking aside, Blair LOVES school and I know she will enjoy some learning activities over the summer. I recently tried out Playkids Explorer Kits and the kids were obsessed! Playkids Explorer is all about personalized, hands-on learning. The kit included stories, crafts, and games which were a hit.

Our kit's theme was "space" and each one of my kiddos got a cute book about space featuring them as the main character. I love that the activities were age appropriate and my kids were truly engaged in what we were doing. 

Look at Cal checking out his personalized book!
Everly loved finding the pictures that I named.

Of course Blair loved the crafts but she also enjoyed the question/answer cards.

I loved being able to spend intentional time with my kids. I know they crave having my undivided attention. These Playkids Explorer learning kits allowed me to work with the babies while simultaneously checking to make sure Blair was following directions in her kit. Win-win!

Are you guys scheduling some learning time into your summer? What are some of your favorite activities? Be sure to check out Playkids Explorer!

Luhvee Books: A Personalized Father's Day Gift

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Father's Day is approaching quickly and every year I try to find the perfect sentimental gift that my kids can give their superhero Dad! This year I made a personalized Luhvee photo book (with the help of Blair!) to give to Matt.

My brain is mostly fried so I loved that Luhvee did all the hard work for me! Their books come with pre-written prompts that I read to Blair and she helped me "fill in the blanks." She was so proud and excited to give it to her Daddy and it was so sweet to hear her tell him all the reasons why she loves him.

I added some special pictures of Matt and the kids which he really enjoyed. The photos printed clear and bright and the art work throughout the book is adorable. The hardcover option is super durable...perfect for reading over and over with the kids at bedtime!

If you are still trying to figure out a great Father's Day gift use code NATGIRL20 for 20% off your Luhvee book! I promise dad is going to love it!

Family Bike Rides with iBert

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spring (or is it summer?!) has sprung here in Southern California and we definitely took advantage of it last weekend by taking the kids on a bike ride. We used our iBert bike seats and the twins loved it! Blair graciously allowed Everly to use her old seat ;) and iBert sent Cal a snazzy new red one! 

I love that the twins are on the front of our bikes so they have a great view; instead of looking at our backs the whole time. They loved the pretend steering wheel too! 

If you are looking for a great bike seat be sure to check out iBert!

A Birthday Party with Learning?! Well Hello, Snapology in Riverside!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

If you know me you know I'm a big fan of birthday parties. And now there are so many rad options for party locations (move over, Chuck-E-Cheese). I was recently introduced to Snapology and I just love their set-up!

Snapology uses Legos as the overall theme for their birthday parties. A Snapology expert runs the show for you so you can enjoy celebrating with your child. Plus, no clean up or decorating for you takes a lot of stress out of the equation. I love that Snapology lets you choose a Lego theme that fits your child's preference. Blair adores the Lego "Friends" at home and I know she would flip for a party involving that theme!

STEM programs are popping up all over and it's for good reason. Teaching kids about science, technology, engineering, and math are great footsteps towards getting them awesome jobs that they love in the future. The best part is that STEM learning usually happens through play. Check out these toys  and these toys for STEM learning at home!

If you or someone you know is interested in opening a Snapology in Riverside it would definitely be a hit! Especially on those warm summer days when the playgrounds are too hot.

Have you guys ever been to a birthday party where your kids learn something? Tell me about it below!

*This post is in partnership with Nakturnal. Opinions are my own.