My parenting challenge for 2017

This is a special page I created for my parenting challenge! I will gather here all the articles related to this challenge and I hope that our ideas will inspire you to join us in this challenge for the whole year.

If you have any questions or you want to share your ideas, I would be glad to hear from you! Please feel free to leave me a message here or to write me an email anytime you want. My email address is raluca@playfulnotes.com.

Click here to join our challenge and receive regular updates on our plans and ideas!


If you have just joined the parenting challenge, you can start from hereMy parenting challenge for 2017. This is my plan for the whole year and includes all the main topics we will discover throughout the year. If you haven’t started the challenge in January, there is no problem! You can start it anytime and you will find all our ideas here on the blog. It’s never too late to start a challenge for building a better relationship with your child, so you can join us anytime! 🙂parenting challengeBelow you can find the detailed plan for each month, the list will be updated every month, so I hope you will enjoy the ideas and will come back for new inspiration. 🙂

Month 1: Connection time

parenting challengeThis is the detailed plan for the first month: Parenting challenge: my plan for the first month.

Here are some articles with ideas for building a strong connection with your child and make him feel loved all the time:

Why it’s important to have special time with kids (+ 5 ideas)

21 great mom-toddler date ideas to make your child happy.

Month 2: Arts & crafts activities

parenting challengeThe second month is dedicated to Arts & crafts activities, so I searched for a lot of creative ideas for us to try.

Here is the plan for this month and an update about last month: My report for January and my plan for February. You can find a lot of ideas for creative activities for kids in these two articles:

You can find a lot of ideas for creative activities for kids in these three articles:

28 playful craft ideas and a complete list of craft supplies for kids

19 process art ideas for kids: easy to prepare and really fun

10 lovely and easy Valentine’s Day crafts for kids (+the list of craft supplies for them).

Month 3: Books and stories

parenting challengeThe third month is dedicated to books and stories, so I searched for a lot of nice books for us to discover.

Here is the plan for this month and an update about last month: My report for last month and my plan for the month dedicated to books and stories.

You can find additional inspiration in these articles:

8 wonderful book series that are great for young children

7 children books to help your child prepare for the first day of preschool

13 children books about manners that are great for toddlers and preschoolers

10 great children books about personal hygiene for toddlers and preschoolers.

Month 4: Music and dance activities

parenting challengeThis month is dedicated to music and dance and it’s full of nice activities.

Here is the plan for this month and an update about last month: Last month’s report and my plan for the month of music and dance.

You can find additional inspiration in this article: 12 musical instruments that are great for young kids.

Month 5: Nature activities

parenting challengeThe 5th month is dedicated to exploring the nature and enjoying it!

Here is the plan for this month and an update about last month: Our list of activities for the month of nature exploration.

You can find additional inspiration in these articles:

13 nice and easy nature activities for young kids

Nature scavenger hunt for young kids {printable}.

Month 6: Outdoor play

parenting challengeThis month is all about playing outside and having fun!

Here is the plan for this month and an update about last month: Our plan for a month full of outdoor play.

I will add new links as soon as I publish new articles.

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