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September 2017

Cooking with Preschoolers

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Ready, set, cook! We’ve got you covered when it comes to cooking with the help of your preschooler.

Young kids learn with their senses and the kitchen is a fantastic place to do that – from listening to the mixer, to smelling the ingredients, and eventually tasting the final product.

They will build basic skills with something as simple as counting eggs or measuring ingredients. Read the recipe aloud to help expand their vocabulary and improve their listening skills.

Encourage an adventurous palate with sensational recipes. If you have a picky eater on your hands, this will inspire them to sample dishes they might normally not try.

What can children do to help in the kitchen?

  • Measure ingredients
  • Stir batter
  • Add Ingredients
  • Tear apart lettuce
  • Set the timer
  • Set the table
  • Wipe down your workspace
  • Help with the dishes
  • Put away ingredients

Cooking with your preschooler provides a great opportunity to spend time together as a family, so go ahead and invite them to help you next time you’re in the kitchen.

 

Portrait Day Tips for Back to School Portraits

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With Labor Day behind us, it’s safe to say the Fall season has officially started. Now that you’ve settled into your back to school routine. It’s time to start thinking about Fall portraits! We’ve enlisted the help of our expert professional photographers to give you the best tips for a successful portrait day.

What should my child wear?

  • Solid colors work best, patterns and clothing with large logos can clash with the background
  • Choose colors that compliment your child’s features
  • When siblings are being photographed, dress them in complimentary colors, they don’t have to match, but simply complement each other. Complementary colors are any two colors which are directly opposite each other, such as red and green and red-purple and yellow-green on a color wheel.
  • You can dress your child fancy or casual, it just depends on the type of portrait you are wanting
  • If their portrait attire is dressier than their normal attire, you may want to pack an extra set of clothing to change into after portraits have been taken.
  • Small jewelry and accessories are great, but avoid anything distracting

How should I style my child’s hair?

  • Keep it neat and simple. Don’t try to change your child’s natural hair
  • You can use product to keep styles intact, but don’t overdo it

Important Tip: Get haircuts at least 10 days in advance to look natural and just-in-case there is a mishap!

Should I encourage my child to smile?

  • Teddy Bear Portraits photographers are trained to get a natural smile from your child
  • Telling children to “Smile!” or “Say Cheese!” can result in a forced, un-natural smile

Should my child wear his/her glasses?

  • Absolutely! Glasses are a part of your child’s personality
  • Our photographers know how to avoid glass reflection

The best tip we can give is to keep it simple, your child is naturally beautiful and that will show in their portraits.