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Sometimes it can be hard to find ways to motivate your children to do enriching activities when they’re not in school. However, it’s important to always engage children, even when they aren’t in school.
CWIST is a platform that encourages engagement with hundred of challenges that educate the whole child. The challenges are appropriate for children ages 5-10, and help them make a connection between the things they want and the effort it takes to get them.
I love that you have options to choose between homemade wishes and ones that you buy. You can also set a price limit on the bought rewards, and there are several different categories to choose from.
For the holidays, CWIST has launched their Kids CWIST For Kids program. This multi-week giving campaign gives children the opportunity to complete learning challenges to give gifts to kids in need. Little Miss and I chose “The Twelve Days of Christmas Cost What?!?”. This was a great challenge for her – she had so much fun designing the different items from the song, while also learning about how much different things cost.
Little Miss was very excited to be able to pick out a little girl who was about the same age as her. She picked a girl who wanted a bracelet kit, and she had fun picking one out! CWIST donated the first $2,000 worth of gifts, and is now giving a 20% discount on toys bought through their partners for the children in need. I thought this was a great way to help her understand how other children don’t always get things for Christmas, and give her the chance to help. I think the site helped me explain a concept that could be rather foreign to a small child.
I encourage you to check out CWIST – there is no obligation to anything for signing up, and you’re bound to find some great projects for you and your child to work on! With the Holiday break coming up, this is a great way to keep them engaged.