Art Therapy for Managing Stress During the School Year

School is back in session and that means earlier mornings, longer days, homework, deadlines, increased pressures of all kinds, and a general increase in stress levels for both kids and parents. As our kids do their best to learn and to adapt to all the changes that the school year brings, stress can slow down their progress. To help alleviate stress and to foster creativity for their children, parents are turning to art therapy.

Studies have shown that art time for kids helps to reduce levels of stress by calming distracted minds, providing a creative outlet of expression to process frustrations, and generating feelings of accomplishment. Referred to as art therapy, time spent in the creative space, even for only a few minutes a day, can be greatly beneficial for stress management from children of all ages.

Our Mod Paint Sticks are perfect for creating quick works of art without creating a mess. Kids can sit down, create, and quickly get back to their daily demands feeling mentally recharged. The Gel Glide Sticks are ideal for kids who are looking to put their art skills to test on a variety of surfaces, including glass or plastic. Both are available in the store now.

Back to School Made Easier with ModFamily

It’s that time of year again. Kids are back in school and every part of the day is used to attack an ever-growing list of to-do items. Mornings bring on the demands from school lunches, last minute homework checks, breakfast, and trying to wrangle kids to get ready on time. Afternoons are filled with errands, snack time, nap time, cleaning, and preparing for dinner. The evening rolls around and the kids are back home, it’s time for dance/soccer/baseball/music practice, dinner, homework, baths, story time, and bedtime. The next day, it repeats. So how do parents keep up? They find the help they need with ModFamily’s growing line of products.

The Stretch-N-Seal Silicone Stretch Lids
Skip the daily dig through plastic container lids trying to find seemingly impossible matches. With the Stretch-N-Seal Silicone Stretch Lids, you can quickly clean up after meals or pack food for lunches or snacks. These innovative lids can also be used to seal cans, bottles, or even cut fruit! Available in a pack of seven, the Stretch-N-Seal lids will quickly become an essential part of your daily routine.

O-Sip! Silicone Lids
The O-Sip! lids come in a couple of different varieties. The sippy cup style lets you turn any cup or bottle into an easy-to-use sippy cup for your younger children; cutting down on spills and frustration. The straw lids let you turn cups, tumblers, bottles, and glasses into a closed cup with an opening for a straw. For older kids or for parents themselves, the O-Sip! Straw Lids prove to be the perfect companion for on-the-go living.

The Little Nook and Baby Nook Play Tents
Ideal for creating a perfect little play space, a quiet spot for nap time, or just a home base in a child’s play session, the Little Nook and Baby Nook tents are rapidly becoming a must-have for busy parents with small children. With a quick setup design, these play tents give kids their own little space in the middle of a busy day to unwind, work on crafts, or let their imaginations grow.

Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray
Easily the most well thought out travel tray, the Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray is a true lifesaver for the busy family. At home, in the car, in the stroller, or anywhere else you bring your kids, the Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray gives them a clean surface for coloring, snack time, or games. With zippered storage, our lap tray can help kids stay organized while ensuring that nothing gets left behind.

We also have several other products that make life easier and more convenient for the family. Check out our store to see our growing list of products and start making your days a bit more manageable.