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WHY WE LOVE KINETIC SAND

January 10, 2019
kinetic sand, cookie cutters valentine you're buckets of fun toddler daycare preschool

This post contains affiliated links for your convenience. I only write about products I love and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. For more information see Legal. WHAT IS KINETIC SAND? Kinetic Sand is a sensory play and building material that feels just like wet sand, but is held together by magic polymers that keep the sand sticking to itself. We prefer the beach sand version, because it has a little more texture than other play sands. It can…

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TINKER TRAYS FOR YOUR TODDLER

January 10, 2019
valentine's day toddler tinker tray activities

WHAT IS A TINKER TRAY? A tinker tray is a tray filled with loose parts or found objects. They are commonly used in the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. Tinker tray materials can be used for a variety of activities or art making projects. I love tinker trays because they promote open-ended art making, critical thinking and process over product. They can be used with children from toddler age (as long as they are well supervised or loose parts are…

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VALENTINE KINETIC SAND ACTIVITIES

January 10, 2019
kinetic sand valentine activities for toddlers

This post contains affiliated links for your convenience. I only write about products I love and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. For more information see Legal. WHAT IS KINETIC SAND? Kinetic sand is my favorite sensory play material. Mostly because I love playing with it and I love that it is easy to clean up. You can use it just like Play dough but it won't ever dry out because its made with sand mixed with magic (or…

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CHILDREN’S CREATIVITY MUSEUM WITH A TODDLER

August 31, 2017
Children's Creativity Museum Carousel San Francisco with Toddler

I received comped tickets to the Children's Creativity Museum + carousel in exchange for my honest review. Read full disclosure here. I am really passionate about promoting creativity, especially from an early age, so I was excited to check out a whole museum dedicated to children's creativity. The aptly named Children's Creativity Museum, located in the SOMA district of San Francisco, is full of and surrounded by fun activities for kids. The museum is right next to the historic LeRoy King…

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CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WITH A TODDLER

August 31, 2017
California Academy of Sciences Insect Wall

I received comped tickets to the California Academy of Sciences in exchange for my honest review. Read full disclosure here. The California Academy of Sciences is located in San Francisco inside of Golden Gate Park. The museum is an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and a rainforest all in the same building! When you walk into the museum you are greeted by a giant T-Rex skeleton. If you couldn't tell by Teddy and his dad's dino attire, we are pretty…

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