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Flower Sensory Bin

May 31, 2020

We’ve been spending a lot of time in the garden lately and I noticed Teddy showing a lot of interest in bugs (especially worms). Scottie on the other hand had a massive meltdown when a worm touched her foot. Since play is a safe place to experience things in a fun, less stress way I thought a little bit of bug-themed “exposure therapy” might be just what she needs while expanding on Teddy’s current interests and giving them both some…

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PLAYDOUGH PUZZLE WITH LOOSE PARTS

May 10, 2020

Create your own puzzles using play dough and small toys and objects from around the house. Easy set-up, easy clean-up and helps kids practice fine motor skills, shape recognition and critical thinking. ⁣ ⁣ Just roll out your favorite play dough and stamp different shaped objects into the dough and set them aside. (You can even have an older child do the set-up for a younger sibling). To make it easier put the objects on the tray and to make…

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SENSORY BIN FAQ

April 26, 2020

Sensory Bins. What are they, why you should use them and how to use them successfully and everything in between. Here is everything you've ever wanted to know about sensory bins! If I  haven't answered all of your questions, addressed your concerns, alleviate your fears and convinced you to give sensory bins a chance let me know and I'll write a follow up post answering any additional questions! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I make a small…

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MAKE OLD TOYS FEEL NEW

April 5, 2020

Do your kids have closets full of toys and yet they act like they have nothing to play with? It might feel like you need to go buy new toys just to keep them engaged in play but there are so many ways to breathe new life into the toys you already have by taking them out of their usual context and helping kids discover new ways to play with them. Here are just a few ideas -if you have…

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IKEA KITCHEN ICE CREAM SHOP HACK

July 17, 2019

Our IKEA Duktig Kitchen hasn't been getting a lot of love lately. Teddy doesn't pay much attention to it anymore, and Scottie likes to open the cabinets and pull out all of the stuff and throw it all over the floor. I thought it was time for a little makeover to make the play kitchen exciting again and encourage more dramatic play. There are so many awesome IKEA kitchen hacks and makeovers on Pinterest, but none were exactly what I…

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