I believe that if you parent with love and are open to learning better ways to parent, it automatically qualifies you as an awesome parent.
However, without a doubt, there are some pretty life-changing items that I have purchased that have made it so much easier for me to be an awesome parent.
Here is my list.
Tools For Teaching/Home-Schooling
Having a color printer at home makes it 10x easier to produce teaching materials for your child. For example, when I wanted to teach my child about the times table, I went onto Google and looked up ‘times table’ images. There were so many; colored ones, some with pictures, some with complicated arrangements and some were just plain and simple.
I definitely think that it is worth it to splurge a little and get a color printer. Colors are more engaging and eye-catching and is especially effective for kids.
And there are so many things worth printing. I have printed out the periodic table, the world map, the human muscular system, to name a few. My child loved looking at all of them.
- Turning printed material into color marker-friendly resources that your little one could use as ‘wipe-clean’ pages
- Making bookmarks and other crafts
- Making cards
- Making signs like Lemonade Stand signs or garage sale signs
- Making printed materials last longer.
I try to laminate almost everything that I print for my child now as it then lasts longer and she can draw or color on it with washable markers.