Children’s Wallet Cards {giveaway}

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This weekend’s giveaway is from Marie-Claire, the creator of Children’s Wallet Cards!  I am a huge fan of these cards (I have written about them before), and always have a set in my purse.  Marie-Claire recently launched a brand new website and has a bright and beautiful new blog now too! Be sure and watch the new video on the homepage where you can meet Marie-Claire and her family and hear all about Children’s Wallet Cards!

6-Sponsors3Inspired by her twin boys, Owen and Silas, and their love for playing with the cards in her wallet, Marie-Claire set out to create non-toxic, Montessori-inspired credit card-style cards for them to play with.  She is a one-woman operation who researched, designed, developed, raised funding on Kickstarter, and manufactured what are now widely known as “Children’s Wallet Cards.

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She currently offers four decks of cards and a kid-centric wallet set for purchase online through her website and on Amazon.com. The cards are wonderfully illustrated, durable (drool and chew-proof), recyclable, non-toxic, BPA-free, phthalate free, and made in USA. They are geared for children 3 to 6 years old.  On her website, you can now find an expanded Resources area with activity suggestions grouped by age.

 

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Marie-Claire would like to give an “Ultimate Bundle” (pictured above) to one Small Things reader.

In addition, she is offering a very generous 25% off all orders through September 20 with the discount code SMALLTHINGS25.

For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post. For a second chance, “Like” Children’s Wallet Cards on Facebook, and then leave me a second comment letting me know you have done so.

Comments are closed and the winner is Jenni, who commented, “Wow–these are gorgeous!  We’d love a set.”

Thanks, Marie-Claire!

 

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Whole Family Rhythms {giveaway}

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Today’s giveaway is from Meagan of Whole Family Rhythms, helping you to create seasonal, weekly and daily rhythms for your family in order to nurture the wonder, beauty and light in early childhood.

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Whole Family Rhythms are a series of seasonal and monthly guides created and designed to help you maintain a steady rhythm in your home.  The rhythms include unstructured, child-led play both outdoors and indoors; early childhood stories and fingerplays; weekly bushwalking themes; daily art, handwork or creative projects; holistic baking and cooking recipes for the whole family as well as weekly caregiver meditations and projects for families of all ages and sizes.

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Meagan began educating herself on play based and natural early childhood learning over four years ago when she stumbled across some Waldorf inspired blogs that resonated with her deeply. Since then she has passionately shared her parenting journey including her transition to a TV-free home, her parenting style and beliefs and delicious holistic recipes on her blog.

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“I am ever inspired by my little ones and the way they live in so presently each moment. It is sometimes difficult for us as parents to protect the magic and wonder of childhood.  Modern and Western ways of life create schedules, endless to do lists and a constant sense of multitasking that often feels unavoidable.  By being very clear about our family values and then translating these into strong rhythms for my children I believe I am also creating a strong rhythm for myself –so that I am able to slow down, stay calm and be authentically present for my children.”

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Each Seasonal Guide contains  over 70 pages including weekly oral stories and fingerplays, bushwalking themes, seasonal crafts, wet-on-wet watercolour painting, drawing and modelling activties as well as weekly caregiver meditations, monthly caregiver handwork projects and seasonal book recommendations.  Whole Family Rhythms was written and created in New South Wales, Australia however Meagan is originally from Canada in the Northern Hemisphere. She has created Guides for both the Southern and Northern Hemisphere so that no matter where you are there are relevant activities, crafts and themes to suit the holidays and season.

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Meagan is offering two winners their choice of either the Whole Family Rhythms Northern Hemisphere Autumn Guide or the Southern Hemisphere Spring Guide depending on which side of the world you are from.  For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post.  

Comments are closed and the winners are: Katherine who commented, “Thank you for this chance! I would LOVE this for our year of home ed to help me get myself sorted! I have lots of ideas and a Waldorf intention but getting the thoughts in order seems impossible- looks like someone has done it for me – more beautifully than I could ever manage…!”

and Katie who commented, “Lovely! Would love to win.”

Thanks, Meagan!

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