This post is sponsored by Gimbal’s Fine Candies. I received compensation in the form of product in exchange for my review, however, these thoughts are my own. I’ve also included an affiliate link to this post, which means if you click on the product link and purchase the item I’ll receive a commission from Amazon.
Becoming a parent means you hold the future of a child’s life in your hands. You’re the first teacher they know. Even if you choose to sign your child up for tutoring classes after school, as a parent, you need to build the foundation for education in your home.
Your child is watching you every step of the way.
It’s scary, isn’t it?
For me, it’s exciting to know that I can help mold my children into the individuals they are meant to be. I will admit that it can be overwhelming.
Although I’ve been a mom for more than three years, I wasn’t always aware of the importance of being present. Now that I have a second child, I’ve been able to set aside more time for the little ones.
Some people ask me how do I have time to do so-and-so, but the truth is, I don’t have the time, I find it. Finding the time to do something means you know the value in doing it. I’ve set aside time for my everyday life, and most importantly, for my children.
Life’s Sweetest Lesson
Today, I look at life as the inspiration for being a better parent. I’ve learned to find value in everyday things. If we’re going food shopping, I ask our three-year-old son to name colors, shapes, and sizes. He gets excited because I’ll reward him with snacks or we’ll spend our afternoon by the pool.
It has always amazed me how much you can learn from the people and the world around you. By simply striking up a conversation with someone, regardless of age, you can learn a little bit about their thoughts and how they view the world.
Gimbal’s Fine Candies has developed a printable interactive activity to help teach children their colors by matching the colored circles directly to the colors of Gimbal’s gourmet jelly beans. It’s a sweet way for your little ones to practice their colors (and taste buds!) I’ve included the printable game below in case you’d interested in trying it. Gimbal’s Fine Candies is made with real fruit juice and are free of major allergens such as nuts and gluten so the game is safe for any classroom or to play at home with kids that have food allergies.
I will warn you that some of these flavors don’t mix well. For those of you with a sweet tooth, Gimbal’s Fine Candies has a variety of recipes for you to try.