CWIST Provides Learning Fun for Kids and Toys for Needy Kids
Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CWIST. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
What is CWIST?
Kids’ challenges with a twist is the concept. CWIST is also the only educational platform which harnesses the creativity of teachers and parents in ways to help children receive a well-rounded education. There are hundreds of challenges to keep kids busy all year long, and they provide enough of a challenge to keep children interested without discouraging them. CWISTs are crowd-sourced from parents, educators, mom bloggers, and experts knowledgeable in various fields, and I have every reason to believe it will keep expanding. CWIST is great for kids of all ages, so as our kids grow, they can continually discover age-appropriate challenges.
Why do I love CWIST?
I love the CWIST platform for so many reasons, but mostly because it provides hours of entertainment mixed with learning for my seven-year-old daughter, Ivy. With a little guidance, it’s fairly easy for us to find activities in art, science, language arts, math social studies, helping others, and many more. It’s also a great opportunity for a little mother/daughter bonding time when we make things together. I also love the fact that CWIST is a charitable platform helping to raise toys for needy kids.
The Charitable Initiative of CWIST
For every CWIST completed, a toy will be donated to a child less fortunate through Lighthouse Shelter and Sarah’s House. Major toy retailers like Franklin’s Toys, Edmunds Scientifics, and Imagine Toys have partnered with CWIST to make this charitable initiative a reality. Please check out the awesome kindness taking place on the Kids CWIST for kids: Holiday Giving. This initiative will last through January 6, 2014.
Personal Review of the CWIST Platform
For the purpose of the CWIST review, I allowed my daughter to choose her own CWIST. At first we opted for one about minerals and rocks in the science category, because she’s taken to collecting rocks on the playground (thinking she’s found treasure). As we delved in deeper, we realized it required materials we didn’t have on hand, so we chose to explore a CWIST that only required the computer. She absolutely loved it even when confused about some of the bigger words. This triggered an opportunity to help her expand her vocabulary, and I know we’ll be visiting CWIST often. I want Ivy to complete as many challenges as she can to help kids less fortunate than her. It will be a great opportunity to teach her even more about kindness, compassion, and the intrinsic joy of giving.
I encourage all parents who want to challenge their kids and help a great cause to sign up for CWIST here today. You have nothing to lose and knowledge to gain, and with the current aggressive school curricula, you will be helping your child(ren) tremendously to meet educational goals. Plus, you’ll be helping donate to charity, and nothing trumps that, right?
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