Favorite Posts of 2012 & Setting the Tone for 2013

I recently shared my 10 most popular posts and now I’d like to share a few more. These posts were among my favorites and they’re also doing double-duty by setting the tone for 2013. So without further ado, here are my favorites of 2012.

I’ve always believed in the importance of teaching children about the world around them. They need to know that there is more to life than what they can see from their own front door. So in May, I shared 10 Ways to Explore the World Without Leaving Home. I practice what I preach and implemented all of these ideas into our home.
In 2013, join me in Raising Global Citizens. I’ve been toying with an idea I’ve dubbed “Project Around the World.” We’ll be travelling the world in 2013, right in our own living room. Come along! Maybe you’ll celebrate a new holiday, try a new dish inspired by a country you’ve always wanted to visit, or just read books set in different cultures. I plan on giving you lots of ideas for exploring the world in the new year.
Several times in the past year, I gave you ideas for Creative Family Fun Nights. One of my favorites were the Family Olympics. It was chock full of activities for the whole family to do together, to get out and play, to  laugh, and have fun.
Join me in making 2013 the Year of the Family. The title of my blog is Creative Family Fun and this year, I’d like to focus on the word family. I’ll be publishing even more ideas for Creative Family Fun Nights.
In November I share a new daily practice we started, our gratitude bowl. This simple exercise has proven to be very valuable to our family. It’s become habit and has set the stage for a peaceful dinner time.
Join me in a quest to Add Value to Family Dinner Time in 2013. Use the time to get to know each other better. Have conversations, tell stories, share your dreams & wishes, laugh, and enjoy each other.
Let’s rock 2013! 
I’ve shared my best of 2012, now check out some of the other fabulous ideas shared in 2012 from these amazing kid bloggers. Their favorite posts are listed in the Linky below.
52 Brand New ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ angeliquefelix.com – The Magic Of Play ~ At home with Ali
B-Inspired Mama ~ Blog Me Mom ~Boy Mama Teacher Mama ~ Busy Kids = Happy Mom
Carrots Are Orange ~ Caution! Twins at Play ~ Coffee Cups and Crayons ~ Confessions of a Montessori Mom
Craft To Art ~ Creative Family Fun ~ Creative Kid Snacks ~ Creative Learning Fun ~ Creative Playhouse
Creative with Kids ~ Cute and Peculiar ~ De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire ~ Dirt And Boogers
Edventures with Kids ~ Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ The Good Long Road ~ Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails
Glittering Muffins ~ Go Kid Yourself ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose ~ hands on : as we grow ~ Here Come the Girls
Home Learning Journey ~ Housing A Forest ~ Mama Smiles ~ In Lieu of Preschool ~ Inspiration Laboratories
Inspired by Family ~ It’s A Long Story ~ JDaniel4’s Mom ~ Kids Creative Chaos ~ Kid World Citizen
Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers ~ Kitchen Counter Chronicles ~ Laughing Kids Learn ~ Learn with Play at home
Lessons Learnt Journal ~ Life At The Zoo ~ Little Artists ~ Living Life Intentionally ~ Living Montessori Now ~ Love, Play, Learn
Loving My Nest ~ Mama Pea Pod ~ mama miss ~ Mamas Like Me ~ Mess For Less ~ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas ~ Momma’s Fun World
Montessori Tidbits ~ My Buddies and I ~ My Little Bookcase ~ My Nearest and Dearest ~ No Twiddle Twaddle ~ Nurturestore
Octavia and Vicky ~ One Perfect Day ~ ourfeminist{play}school ~ Picklebums ~ Play Activities ~ Playdough to Plato
PlayDrMom ~ playful learners ~ playing with words 365 ~ PragmaticMom ~ Putti’sWorld ~ RainbowsWithinReach
Rainy Day Mum ~ Raising Playful Tots ~ Reading Confetti ~ Red Ted Art ~ Royal Baloo ~ Science Sparks ~ Scribble Doodle and Draw
Small Potatoes ~ Smiling like Sunshine ~ Sun Hats & Wellie Boots ~ Sun Scholars ~ Teach Preschool ~ The Educators’ Spin On It
The Fairy and The Frog ~ The Freckled Homeschooler ~ The Golden Gleam ~ The Imagination Tree ~ The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
The Outlaw Mom Blog ~ The Pleasantest Thing ~ This Reading Mama ~ Toddler Approved ~ Train Up a Child ~ True Aim
Two Big Two Little ~ What Do We Do All Day? ~ Connecting Family and Seoul

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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