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.

With ModFamily, You Won’t Survive Summer…You’ll Thrive

Let’s be honest, summer can be pretty challenging for parents. Some days, the crazy rush to get kids ready for the bus with adequately combed hair and questionably brushed teeth feels like easy mode compared to figuring out how to entertain cooped up kids in hot weather. It can’t be all Fortnite and Netflix, so we have a handful of products that will make both parents and kids happy to be at home or on the go in summer.

Gel Glide Sticks

Far better than crayons or markers, the Gel Glide Sticks will keep kids coloring for hours without making a mess of your home. These are bright, vibrant, and won’t bleed through pages. Since they can draw on paper, canvas, glass, or wood, your kids will find countless ways to express their creativity with them.

Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray

With kids out of school, they’re coming with you on those errands you usually were able to squeeze in between school bells. Great for car rides or for packing things along on the go, the E-Z Travel Lap Tray helps your kids keep things organized and together while giving them a solid surface for coloring, snacking, or games.

My Brick Case

Keeping control of messes in the house, especially where the kids play, is one of summer’s greatest challenges. The My Brick Case will save your sanity and the arches of your feet as it helps keep all those toy bricks neatly stored in one place.

Little Nook Child Play Tent

At certain times, you just need to get those kids out of the house, and the Little Nook Child Play Tent is a favorite for active families. Always great for hot days when kids need a little bit of shade or for breezy days where a little shelter is nice to have, the Little Nook sets up quickly and easily anywhere. Excellent for creating space for imagination anywhere or a cozy spot for a quick nap, the Little Nook is one of our most popular products for summer.

We have plenty more to help you get through summer, including products for the kitchen or to pack snacks along for those fun picnics and road trips. Head on over to the store and see what might help you make summer a more enjoyable time with your family.