A Child-Friendly Space: Involving Kids in the Kitchen, Part II

A Child-Friendly Space: Involving Kids in the Kitchen, Part II

We’ve found that, instead of child-proofing the house, making our spaces child-friendly to our toddler has increased autonomy and reduced stress for everyone in our home. Our kitchen is no exception, and there are many ways to make room for “yes space” in your kitchen, as well.

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DIY Water-Flow Wall

DIY Water-Flow Wall

We recently asked a lot of you what the biggest challenge was for getting your kids outside to play. We got a huge variety of responses, but a few ...

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Making Lasting Connections: Involving Kids in the Kitchen, Part I

Making Lasting Connections: Involving Kids in the Kitchen, Part I

Children who are welcomed into the kitchen and invited to participate will develop a sense of place and belonging within the family structure and a feeling of purpose in helping out and taking on responsibilities or doing household chores. When kids are allowed try new recipes or experiment with flavors, they expand their creativity and develop a willingness to tackle challenges. The more of these connections we make with our children, the more confident they feel in their abilities. And when we include our children in the things we are doing, we send the message that they are important, that they are capable, and that we value their work and their input.

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Sprout & Montessori

Sprout & Montessori

You may have noticed lately that a lot of the new furniture we’re developing is Montessori furniture. That simply means that it complies with the M...

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Anchoring Furniture to Walls.

Anchoring Furniture to Walls.

I grew up in Earthquake Country, Southern California. If you saw the recent movie with Dwayne Johnson called "San Andreas" then you have a glimpse ...

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