Wouldn't you agree that there are few things as universally enjoyed as card games? Whether you are travelling with children, hosting a Diwali party, or prepping for family game night, a pack of cards is sure to be a staple! After all, playing cards hones a child's cognitive and motor skills, makes room for device-free quality time, and is fun for toddlers and grandparents alike! But perhaps, you're bored of the standard set of cards and common games like Solitaire, Old Maid, or Speed. Which is why we at shumee have been designing unique sets of cards that are both accessible for young children and...
Do you remember the last time you had an awkward first meeting? It may have been a stressful job interview or a 'friend date' with a new pal. While these situations may have been tough, you probably knew how to navigate them by focusing on your strengths or staying curious about the other person. That instinctive knowledge comes from a lifetime of socialization, which begins as children — enter play dates! Play dates are an important milestone in a child’s journey and for a toddler or preschooler just making friends, it can be a huge deal! But even with adults, first meets...
While we say ‘storytelling for kids’ we usually mean stories told to children. But have you ever thought about stories said by children? As humans, we communicate most meaningfully through stories. So yes, telling a story is an incredibly valuable skill for a little one to develop! Being able to create their own narratives will give your child a sense of agency, help them access their inner portals of deep feeling and creativity, and hone many other vital skills too. Read on to find out how exactly telling stories benefits your child and what you can do to help them tell awesome tales.