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Kids Trading Company Blog — Spring

Fun in the rain

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Fun in the rain

As we get older we tend to develop a bit of an allergy to mess and wetness. So we sort of forget how much fun it is to play in the rain. There is plenty of inspiration out there for indoor activities to pull out when a rainy day hits. But why stay inside? There can be plenty of fun to have outside in the rain! (See our post on 5 reasons why playing outside is important in any weather). It's the perfect way to get in that hour of physical activity recommended for children. Here are some ideas to get...

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Build a child-friendly Fairy Garden

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Build a child-friendly Fairy Garden

Earth Day is coming up which always brings us thoughts of nature and how to teach kids how to take care of our planet. I love the idea of Fairy Gardens and how they are just the perfect scale for kids to create and maintain. They make the perfect scene for your child's imagination and creativity to really come out and play. I'm sharing 4 easy steps to put a Fairy Garden together, and I'll share lots of pictures too to get your creative juices flowing. Maybe you'll be so inspired that you'd like to make one for your very own...

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5 Reasons why playing outside is important in any weather

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5 Reasons why playing outside is important in any weather

Being from Sweden I was brought up with the old adage "there is no bad weather, only bad clothes" (it rhymes much better in Swedish). What it means is that there was no weather too bad to go outside and play. I have not had an indoor recess in my whole history of elementary school. You were just expected to dress for the weather. Here are 5 reasons why this is important: 1. Health BenefitsPlaying outside usually means physical activity. Whether your child is playing in the playground at recess, or playing games in the backyard, going sledding or riding bikes -...

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Spring Spritz Cookies

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Spring Spritz Cookies

I finally bought myself a cookie press last year, and thus began the search for the best spritz cookie recipe (did you know that spritz cookies are also known as Swedish Butter Cookies?). Some were just too bland tasting, and some were too crumbly and dry. I finally found one that comes out perfect every time. But I have to admit I only ever think to use it around Christmas, which is just silly because they are so cute and tasty! So this week I'm going to make Spring Spritz Cookies as a great reason to use my cookie press and...

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National Family Play Date

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National Family Play Date

The Active Family Project is an initiative that are trying to inspire families to be more healthy and active together: “Because we know that we are at our best and truly ourselves when we are active, healthy and enjoying time with the ones we love, the Active Family Project wants to help moms make smart, practical choices and to help them enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with their families – to live life the way they love – no matter what the day brings.” They have dedicated the Mother’s Day weekend “National Family Playdate” as a way of getting...

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