You want to create beautiful things with your little ones, but don't know where to start.
Children love to create. But there has to be more to children's arts and crafts than paper, glue, and glitter.
You love your children's artwork, but you're overwhelmed with paper crafts and tired of throwing them away when the kids aren't looking.
You've been on Pinterest searching and searching for something (anything!) beyond the handprint Turkey placemat for a Thanksgiving craft. You're desperate for personalized Christmas gift ideas but want something more than a boring ornament or photo mug.
You want to spend time crafting with your child, but stringing noodle necklaces isn't quite your thing.
Well, there IS a BETTER way.
Children desire to create.
Children need connection.
Quality time with your child is an investment that pays off, BIG TIME.
It's no secret that childhood flies by. With every trip around the sun, your child is one year older. There's incredible growth, big milestones, and the challenge of juggling it all without missing out on this precious time.
The early years are filled with the joy and wonder of discovering the world. When a baby discovers her hands for the first time, it's squeal-worthy! Then we have first words, first steps, and so many more wonderful celebrations.
Whatever parenting philosophy you follow, there is one secret to success that applies to all children: Your children need to spend quality time with you.
Every moment counts.
Instead of worrying about how many minutes we have in a day, let's focus on turning those minutes into memorable moments.
Finding a lull in the busyness of a day to share a quiet moment with your child is where beautiful moments take root. It's where great, honest conversations have the time and space to unfold.
Connection doesn't happen when left to chance.
We define ourselves by what we spend our time doing. There are so many opportunities to be distracted, and it takes intentional effort to carve out time for what matters the most.
Nurture your child's head, hands, and heart with Rooted Childhood.
is a seasonal collection of beautiful handicrafts and opportunities for connection with your child.
Each month of Rooted Childhood contains a introductory section with everything you need to get started, 8 simple handicrafts suitable for beginners with a detailed supply list, 3 whole food recipes, an idea for a family gathering/celebration, an original story, seasonal poetry, songs and fingerplays, and picture book recommendations, all geared toward families with a child under age 8.
Rooted Childhood Autumn Collection: The Autumn Collection takes its cue from the changing of the season. As the air cools and nature begins the march toward the darker days of winter, we embrace everything cozy.
1A Curated Collection of Handicrafts: Each month includes 8 seasonal handicrafts perfect for the whole family using a wide variety of materials and skills.
2Opportunities for Connection: Each month includes ways to reach your child's heart through storytelling, songs, poetry, and beautiful picture books.
3Memories and Traditions: Make the most of the short time you have with your young children by spending time together in a meaningful way.
Three Options For You:
1 month of handicrafts, recipes, and ways to connect with your child
3 months of handicrafts, recipes, and ways to connect with your child
12 months of handicrafts, recipes, and ways to connect with your child
Rooted Childhood is a digital product. The September and October collections are available for instant download. You also will receive a download link via email after purchase. Future months will be delivered via email on the 15th of the preceding month.
What the experts have to say:
"We are careful not to dilute life..."
"We believe that children are human beings at their best and sweetest, but also at their weakest and least wise. We are careful not to dilute life for them, but to present such portions to them in such quantities as they can readily receive.” ~ Charlotte Mason
"Meaning hides in repetition..."
"Meaning hides in repetition: We do this every day or every week because it matters. We are connected by this thing we do together. We matter to one another. In the tapestry of childhood, what stands out is not the splashy, blow-out trip to Disneyland but the common threads that run throughout and repeat: the family dinners, nature walks, reading together at bedtime, Saturday morning pancakes.” ~ Kim John Payne, Simplicity Parenting
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Rooted Childhood FAQs
What ages is Rooted Childhood designed for?
Rooted Childhood is a family resource for families with young children under about 8 years old, though the projects are designed to be enjoyable for kids from 0-99.
Is Rooted Childhood a homeschool resource?
Rooted Childhood is a family resource designed to foster connection and meaningful relationships through handicrafts that can be utilized by a wide range of families. Homeschool families, stay-at-home-moms with little ones, families with parents working outside the home, and many other types of families would find value in the Rooted Childhood collection.
What is included in the Rooted Childhood collection?
Each month of Rooted Childhood will include an introductory guide on how to use the Rooted Childhood materials plus 8 simple handicrafts, 3 recipes, and ideas for connecting with your child including a family celebration or gathering, an original story for young children, seasonal poetry, songs and fingerplays, and picture book recommendations.
What types of handicrafts are included in Rooted Childhood?
Rooted Childhood aims to provide a wide range of projects using a variety of materials. Skills include finger knitting, embroidery, sewing, cooking, paper crafting, watercolor painting, and more. Projects are designed to add beauty to the home and/or serve a useful purpose.
Will my child be able to work on Rooted Childhood handicrafts independently?
Rooted Childhood is designed as a family resource. We encourage you to set aside time to focus on handcrafts each week and work alongside your child. The caregiver should plan on spending time working on projects and allow the child to observe and engage when interested. The child's level of involvement will depend on their ability to focus and fine motor skill development.
Is there a detailed schedule or daily calendar with how to complete the projects?
No. Rooted Childhood is not a checklist or a curriculum. It's a process of connecting and creating. Memories aren't made with a checklist, they are made through time. We do encourage you to set aside time each week to work on your projects, but what and how much you complete will vary. The measure of success is not a completed project, but the connections of the heart.
What equipment or materials will I have to purchase?
The projects in Rooted Childhood are designed to make the most of what you already have on hand. No sewing machine or other major equipment required. Some projects do use materials that you may need to purchase, but these materials are staple tools for a variety of projects. Examples of tools/materials you might consider purchasing are felting needles, wool roving, tapestry needles, glass jars or vases, embroidery hoops, etc. A basic list to stock your cabinet and a supply list for each month is included.
What skills do I need to complete the Rooted Childhood handicraft projects?
The projects in Rooted Childhood are designed for beginners. Knowledge of basic sewing, embroidery, and finger knitting is helpful, but not required. Video links are provided for each skill so that you can learn independently and model for your child when working on Rooted Childhood projects.
Is Rooted Childhood a secular resource?
Yes, Rooted Childhood is a faith-neutral, secular resource. There are opportunities to incorporate your own faith in many of the celebrations and activities, but none of the projects, stories, songs, etc. contain remarkable faith-based elements. Some songs, stories, or poems but contain subtle, indirect references to a matter of faith, but care will be taken to keep this a secular resource.
What sets Rooted Childhood apart?
Rooted Childhood is more than a list of handicrafts. It's an opportunity to create memories with your child through crafting and connecting. Each month features opportunities to reach your child's heart during those quiet moments in a day including an original story, poems, songs and finger plays, and picture book recommendations. Each month will also feature an idea for a family celebration or gathering that just might become your family's new favorite tradition.
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