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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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FREEZE POP HOLDER VALENTINES

February 4, 2020
Freeze Pop Holder Valentines

It's that time of year again...Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate the kids. I love coming up with fun Valentine's Day activities like VALENTINE TINKER TRAYS and VALENTINE KINETIC SAND ACTIVITIES. One of my favorite parts is coming up with cute ideas for the kids' class valentines. I like to think of non-candy valentine treats because I  hate when the kids bring candy home from school. 1-because I have zero will power and want…

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FUN + PRACTICAL EASTER BASKETS FOR TODDLERS

April 3, 2019
Toddler Easter Basket Gifts

What do you get for the toddler who has too much? I love holidays but hate when they mean we end up with a ton of random crappy toys that clutter up our house! The best gifts are both practical and fun. I like to use a variation of the holiday gift-giving strategy "something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read." I do "something to play with, something they need, something for learning and something…

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14 DAYS OF HEART ART FOR TODDLERS

January 31, 2019
Heart art for toddlers for Valentine's Day 14 different art projects

Valentine's day is almost here and you will start to see oodles of cutesy heart crafts all over Pinterest and coming home from your kid's preschool. As a former art teacher and a museum professional, I have a little bit of personal disdain for holiday crafts. Mostly because I value the arts so much and understand how beneficial the arts can be for children. For holidays, like Valentine's Day, it is understandable that most people look for a specific holiday-related…

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