Awesome kids blogs {you should check out}

by kath_red on 31/05/2011

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As I am gearing up to launch Issue 4 of Action Pack – my e-mag just for kids!, I am getting drawn into and discovering lots of interesting and cool blogs for kids, for grown-ups with kids, about kids and about families – everything kids really. And as a mother with 2 kids – I am all about looking for cool activities, crafts, ideas and experiences to enrich our lives together. Here a few cool kids blogs you should check out.

Please leave a link to your favourite (or your own) kid/family/parenting blog so we can explore and discover more.

 

 

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1 amy May 31, 2011 at 8:22 am

I’ll self-promote and mention my own! ;) Kids in the Studio (http://abh21.wordpress.com/)
It’s got a rather narrow focus of open-ended art activities rather than crafts. We explore different methods, materials, and subjects (depending) over the age range of my kids (2-9). It helps me make creativity and exploration through art a priority, and we’ve all benefited.

2 Jena May 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Love finding new blogs to peek through. Love your explorations of materials and to see how different age children approach the same provocation, thanks for sharing.

3 amy May 31, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Thanks, Jena, and I clicked over to yours after seeing your comment below. How I wish we had a Reggio-inspired early childhood center around here! I don’t remember how I first came across the Reggio Emilia philosophy, but it had to be about five years ago. I borrowed all the books I could find–I had to go to the state college, which has a strong education program–and tried to figure out if I could replicate it at home. I didn’t think I could, not truly, because it’s so collaborative; it really works best in a group, if I understand it all correctly (and I don’t claim to!). But I love that you used the word provocation because when I was first mulling over what I wanted to do in our studio space, that was my ideal. :)

4 Mireille May 31, 2011 at 8:39 am

NO self promotion here, but I know a few cute kids blogs like :
Giddy Giddy http://blog.giddygiddy.com/
Curly Birds http://curlybirds.typepad.com/curly-birds/
Bloesem Kids http://bkids.typepad.com/

Hope you like them as much as I do!!
Greetings from South Africa!

5 steadymom May 31, 2011 at 9:39 am

Thanks so much for including Steady Mom here – it’s an honor to be listed on such an incredible list of bloggers!

Blessings,

Jamie

6 Randa Clay May 31, 2011 at 11:02 am

Thanks for sharing the great list!! I have a site called Free Stuff 4 Kids: http://freestuff4kids.net
It’s been around for over 5 years and there are tons of fun things to keep the kids busy, including crafts, printables, activities, recipes, etc.

7 Alison May 31, 2011 at 11:27 am

I love the paintings on the driftwood/ bark. What blog does this come from?

8 kath_red May 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm

That pic is from Made by Joel

9 NATALIA May 31, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Great!! Useful post!!
Kisses from Madrid.

10 Jena May 31, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Just started this blog about a month ago and it’s been great fun.
I tell stories about our little family’s creative adventures.
I used to be a “Atelierista” or “Studio Teacher” in a Reggio Inspired Early Education Center and now am a stay at home mom of 2 spirited boys.

11 kath_red June 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

My kids go to a reggio inspired school – we love it!

12 Jena May 31, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I’ll also give props to my favorite blogs, Teacher Tom and TinkerLab . I check these everyday for Tom’s philosophical stories from a COOP classroom and TinkerLab for it’s science driven creative challenges. My boys love checking these with me to see what projects they might like to try.

13 Annie Bananie May 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Check out http://www.anniebananie.ca for a great spring activity. I have also mentioned Whip Up for my readers to check out. I love your ideas!~
Thanks for sharing.
Annie

14 Audie May 31, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Thanks for posting these links!! Love them!!

15 Laura@art4littlehands May 31, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I love a lot of blogs I find this one to be great: http://puttiprapancha.blogspot.com/
also check this one out: http://www.thechocolatemuffintree.com/
my blog is: art4littlehands.com -I just started a few months ago.

16 Laura@art4littlehands May 31, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I love a lot of blogs I find this one to be great: http://puttiprapancha.blogspot.com/
also check this one out: http://www.thechocolatemuffintree.com/
my blog is: http://art4littlehands.com -I just started a few months ago.

17 molly | mommycoddle.com May 31, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Thanks for the mention, Kath! Looking forward to the next Action Pack!

18 jojoebi May 31, 2011 at 6:54 pm

you have already mentioned most of my faves, One Pretty Thing had a good round up of crafty activities too, self promo
http://www.jojoebi.blogspot.com
A mix of crafting/sewing/cooking/life in Japan, lots of tutorials for the kids and big people!

19 emma May 31, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Brilliant! I’m always looking for more inspiration! I love many of these, but there are some new ones in there that I’ll be popping over to for a look! Thanks!

For kids crafts on my blog, you can check out http://froggooseandbear.blogspot.com/p/kids-craft.html

Also, Childhood101.com has a great linky every Tuesday where people link up craft activities they’ve been doing with their kids.

20 emma May 31, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Just realised you don’t have my absolute favorite one on the list…

http://www.minieco.co.uk/

You’ll love it!

21 Char @ Raising a Healthy Family May 31, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Nice list! I will definitely be checking some of them out. If you are looking for printable activities for the kids this summer check out http://www.printables4kids.com.

22 Cassi June 1, 2011 at 12:30 am

Thanks so much for including The Crafty Crow in this fantastic list, Kathreen!

23 jen at paintcutpaste.com June 1, 2011 at 1:05 am

you’ve listed so many of my favorites! i’d also like to share my own – http://paintcutpaste.com
we’re also on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/paintcutpaste
and twitter: http://twitter.com/paintcutpaste

other favs of mine are tinkerlab.com and mamaroots.com

inspiring list – thanks for sharing it! happy creating!

24 Rachel June 1, 2011 at 10:15 am

I blog over at QuirkyMomma and just recently found your site. Love the cardboard box city you featured.

25 Emma Dawson June 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm

With 4 boys to entertain, these blogs are a fab resource. Thanks. My blog is about life with my 4 boys, as a mum and a wife, and often a biblical viewpoint too. Enjoy x

26 kristin June 2, 2011 at 1:44 am

Hi Kath! Thanks for putting together such a great list!! As a teacher I’m always interested in learning about new kid focused blogs. I have one to recommend so if you haven’t been to Jenny’s “Let the Children Play” http://progressiveearlychildhoodeducation.blogspot.com/ I recommend you check it out. Her main focus is imaginative outdoor play. Every time I’m on her site, I just want to get outdoors and play myself!!

27 kath_red June 3, 2011 at 12:08 am

So many great new links to explore

28 Clair McLaughlin June 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm

One of my faves is http://www.se7en.org.za/

Thank _you_ for a wonderful blog – I have been following for ages now and just love it!

29 kath_red June 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm

I love Se7en too – will put that one on my next list!

30 CaRoLiNe June 7, 2011 at 10:23 am

I can’t wait to visit all these sites and find new ideas to inspire my After School group! Please take a moment to visit my blog….its focus is the importance of After school programming and all the amazing things children can accomplish in 2 hours or less!

31 kath_red June 8, 2011 at 2:17 am

Hi Caroline – thanks for the link to your blog. http://www.afterschoolcollective.blogspot.com/

32 Aimee June 12, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Meg at Whatever has GREAT craft projects she does with her kids!

http://megduerksen.typepad.com/whatever/

33 a616 December 8, 2011 at 11:22 am

Here’s our blog on our kids:
http://beanandbuck.blogspot.com/

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