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Archive for the ‘ Children’s Clothes Style ’ Category

Make It Festive!

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

No child goes into a paint store and chooses the grays, browns or blacks. They choose the brightest, boldest color they can find. Rather than painting the house in cotton candy pink, parents can feed their children's desire for bright colors in other ways. One of the best areas to offer bright colors is in their wardrobe.


Go Color Shopping


Since kids are drawn more to color than fashion, let them choose their clothing based on the colors they like rather than the designs. Parents can combine their own fashion knowledge with their children's desired colors and come out with outfits that everyone will love. While shopping, have the kids keep a sharp eye open for colors that they like. Each child should look for five colorful items and choose two or three to take home.


Practice Color Coordination


Using a lot of color in clothing is a great way to teach kids about colors as well as color coordination. Before putting on their clothes in the morning, parents can have the kids say what color they are putting on, what other colors look good with that color and what combinations they can make. If children go through that process every morning they can learn their colors quickly and efficiently.


colorful childrens clothingObtain Color Variety


Learning color coordination can be combined with using a variety of clothing items and accessories. Having a colored shirt is one thing, but throwing in brightly colored hats, shoes and toddler belts is a great way to add a little extra splash of color to the mix. Let the kids match up their outfits and accessories as a way to further learn good color coordination.


Play the Matching Game


Parents can use articles of clothing and other colored items to create a color matching game. Have the kids put everything that is blue into one pile, everything that is green into another and continue until there are no colors left. This is a great way to learn a lot of different colors with a lot of different items.


Divide and Conquer


Another idea for parents is to color coordinate their children's closets and drawers. That way, as the kids get older and start learning to pick up their own things, they can look for the right colored area while putting away their clothes. Write out the color while also making a visual so the kids can learn both the color and the word. Parents can use this method to make cleaning fun as well as learn good color skills.


Go with the Seasons


With summer just around the corner, bright colors are the way to go. As the seasons change, change the colors to match. By having seasonal colors within a wardrobe, parents can use clothing to not only learn about colors but to learn about the changing seasons as well.


A child's eye is drawn to color for a reason. Colors are fun, bright and noticeable, just like children. Let the kids reach for color in their life by letting them wear it.

A Day Made for Green!

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

St Patrick's day babyThe end of the rainbow is getting closer and closer, St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. Various holidays are the biggest opportunities for parents to share a special day with their kids while also teaching them a few valuable lessons. So, take this St. Patrick's Day to share a lesson and have a little fun.


Explain St. Patrick


While no one knows much about the man that started the day, parents can explain the little that is known about St. Patrick. Parents should teach their kids about the man named Patrick, who, due to his Catholic faith and missions in Ireland, gained the title of “Saint.” Because of the lush green landscapes of Ireland, green has become the symbolic color of St. Patrick's Day. Food and drink native to Ireland have also made their way into holiday traditions and it all started with one man's religious mission.


Introduce the Green


Make the holiday fun for the kids by introducing the tradition of wearing green. Make sure they know they will receive lots of tickles without anything green on their body. Parents can purchase special St. Patrick's Day outfits, completed with bright green accessories, such as a green hook and loop toddler belt. Parents should also keep the spirit alive and dress up in green right next to them. After sporting the best in green attire, take the kids out to search for the individuals who chose not to wear green and pass out some tickles!


Search for Luck


Parents can make a special holiday activity for their kids involving the St. Patrick's Day tradition of lucky symbols. Take the kids out to search for four leaf clovers or help them cut and color their own clovers. Parents can also make a rainbow party in their own living room, complete with a pot of gold chocolate coins at the end.


Play Games


Another tradition parents can bring up are the happy leprechauns that like to roam through the house the night before St. Patrick's Day. Help the kids make a “leprechaun trap” before going to bed. Parents can leave some gold glitter, clover and gold chocolate coins under the trap to get the kids excited about almost catching a leprechaun. Another fun game is making a green treasure trail. Have them dip their feet into green paint and make a path on some parchment paper. Later, let them lay down the path so it leads to their special pot of chocolate gold.


Enjoy the Yummies


Delightfully Delicious Chocolate Cup CakesA holiday would be nothing without snacks. Parents can bake special cookies with green frosting and let the kids decorate and enjoy. Another way for parents to introduce tradition to their kids is by making them a corned beef sandwich for lunch, a meat highly enjoyed in Ireland. End the meal with some sprite mixed with green food coloring in order to make a fizzy, green and tasty beverage.


St. Patrick's Day may not be the biggest holiday on the calender, but that is no reason not to celebrate. Parents can take the day to spent with their kids in order to let them know, when it comes to luck, they are the luckiest parents of all.

Do Not Forget to Accessorize!

Monday, October 27th, 2014

The very best windows into a child's creativity and imagination are within the small things. Glitter added to a picture, glow-in-the-dark stars stuck to the ceiling or stylish accessories added to an outfit. Accessories are a child's opportunity to put their own spin on their outfits and create their own personal style. Not only does it boost a child's creativity and independence, but it also creates self-assurance and confidence.


Go Crazy


Little girl Dressed at PrincessYoung toddlers are just beginning to open up their creative minds. The worst thing a parent can do is crush that creativity. The kids might look a little silly, but let them choose their own accessories, even if it means a daughter with 15 necklaces on. Eventually, they will establish a more toned-down style, but it will be one that they created from the craziness.


Teach Confidence


Parents should strive to teach their children about how to accessorize. Take them shopping for jewelry, baseball caps, bows, or toddler belts and let them stretch their imagination. Also, establish a confidence within the child by praising their choices and telling them how good they look. If they know that they can make their own decisions with their style, it will promote that personal confidence.


Broaden the Mind


Choosing accessories is the perfect opportunity for parents to broaden their children's imagination. Take them shopping and let them make their own choices about what kind of accessories they want, what style and what color. Teach them how to put things together and watch as the creativity unfolds. Another great way to feed a child's imagination is to put on a fashion show with all sorts of outfits and accessories.


Pretty Little Toddler Sitting in FlowersHead Accessories


Little girls will always have more choices for accessories than boys, but there are choices for everyone. For little girls, hair bows, clips, hats or flowers are all great choices. For little boys, baseball caps, bandanas or sweat bands are a great way to go.


Neck Accessories


Little girls love necklaces, there is no denying that. Plastic kids jewelry is great for girls and moms can also let them try on their jewelry for fun as well. Add some bracelets and clip on earrings and make a tea party for the girls to enjoy. Little boys will lean more towards ties, bow ties or maybe even a chain necklace with a little bling.


Waist Accessories


The best accessory to complete an outfit is a stylish hook and loop toddler belt. Let the kids decide what color or pattern they want to add to their outfit. Also, a hook and loop toddler belt will teach the children independence as they learn how to buckle their belt all on their own.


As toddlers grow older, their desire to be creative grows as well. Accessorizing an outfit is one way to feed a child's creative mind while also teaching important lessons. It is a win win for both parents as well as children and, at the end of the day, the kids will look great!

Developing Personal Style with Your Kids

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Happy young mother and her  toddler daughter enjoying shoppingAs children grow older, their desire to make their own decisions will start to become more dominant. Children find joy in creating or deciding something all by themselves and feel proud in their success. Beginning this creative process with children is very important for developing personal style with your kids.


A great way for a parent to start developing and encouraging a decision making process is to help their children create their own personal style.


Going Shopping


When a child starts to reach the age where they want to make their own decisions, a parent should take them along on any new clothes shopping excursions. Let them pick out their own outfits and individual clothing pieces. Also, help make outfit combinations in order to encourage their choices and creative process.


Arranging Outfits


With new and old clothes, it is good for the parent to start letting the kids arrange their own outfit choices. Let them pick out bottoms and tops that they like best as well as accessories. Accessory items, such as toddler belts, are a great way to present various options. Give the kids a couple of different colored or patterned belts to choose from and let them add that finishing touch to their outfit. Do not worry if things do not match as it is all part of the creative process that they need to figure out on their own.


Learning Choices


In order for a child to learn how to make their own choices for their style, the parent should teach their child the proper skills as they learn. One of the best ways to do this is to let a child get dressed on their own after picking out their outfit. Simple items, such as a hook and loop toddler belt, help tremendously when a child is just starting to dress on their own. Also, in order for a child to learn the best skills for properly creating their own style, the parent should make a concentrated effort to teach color skills and matching techniques without taking control out of the child’s hands. The farther a child gets using these skills the better they will be at putting together their own outfits.


Concentrated girl drawing a pictureDrawing Pictures


Another way to encourage a child’s creative style is to let them create an outfit that cannot be bought. Bring out some crayons and paper to let them draw their very own original outfit design. If the parent is handy with a sewing machine, they can create their child’s design by sewing the outfit for them as a one and only original.


A child’s creative process is extremely important for development and independent thought. Personal style is just another stepping stone to the growing process that also grants a child with feelings of being a true individual. Once a child is aware that they are not like everyone else, the possibilities open up inside their mind and become endless.