August 21st: SK Showcase and Weekend Links


What a beautiful week of community it has been here at Simple Kids!

  • Monday’s post on Toddler Meals {less is more} elicited some great discussion and helpful advice in the comments.  In fact, it has inspired me to revisit the topic next week with some more ideas on toddler meal times!
  • On Tuesday we met the newest contributor to the SK community – Robin, our storyteller.  I know many of you were enchanted by her enhanced account of The True Story of Jack and Jill.
  • And of course on Wednesday, we received more great book reviews from our Book Review Team.
  • I am happy to report that Simple Kids hit a new milestone this week when the subscriber number grew past 1300! What an honor that so many parents and caregivers would choose to make Simple Kids a part of their daily reading.

In the same way that our children’s art work is enhanced by a vivid variety of colors, this community is only possible because of the unique and brilliant insights offered by each of you. Thank you so much for your contributions!  And starting today, there is another way we can interact with one another – the Simple Kids fan page on Facebook.  Prior to today, there has been a Simple Kids Facebook group which allowed me to communicate through messages with group members, but I believe the fan page will allow another level of interaction amongst members of the Simple Kids community.  I invite you to join us there today!

And now, your weekend reading:

Simply Practical

New Mommy Help: How To Make Books Come Alive With Your Toddler
Laurel Plum Online: Working Toward Back To School – The Daily Routine
Simple Nest: Tiny Nurseries
Simple Mom: 20 Indoor Activities for Kids – besides TV

Simply Delicious

honey & jam: Homemade Butter
Skip to My Lou: A Recipe for Making Strawberry Fruit Leather

Inspired Projects

Plot 55: Art with Pressed Flowers and Plants
creative jewish mom: Modeling Clay: A Classic Craft Activity for All Ages!
Playful Learning: Making Concoctions: Children and Aromatherapy

Inspired Images

Remodeling This Life: Tiny Toes
exhale. return to center.: laughter

Inspired Words

the creative mama: Rediscover Your Home
serene journey: Do You See What I See?

Hope your weekend is full of color and laughter and maybe a little messiness, too!

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  1. I loved Simple Mom’s piece on Indoor Activities and I can’t wait to try the fruit leather … Thanks for the great links and the link love 🙂

  2. I was sincerely inspired by many of these women. This was a great way to spend a few minutes tonight.


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