Process Art for Earth Day

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We loved this project for a few reasons. The materials are easy to use, inexpensive to purchase, gets us a little sticky, and involves sensory, practical life and art work. Plus the project keeps children busy giving us adults an opportunity to speak about the importance of our relationship with the earth. A really great [Read On]


Math Activity for Preschoolers

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Looking for an easy & inexpensive Math Activity for Preschoolers? This activity integrates pattern (sensorial) and early math work into your home or classroom? Here is a simple one to put together and children will love it.   Materials Avery Color Coding Labels Card Stock Laminator & Laminating Pouch (optional) Colored Poms, Gems or other [Read On]


Send a Hug Activity for Kids

Sending a Hug Activity for Children

This activity for children is easy to put together and makes a sweet gift from a child to a family member or friend.  The age for this activity can begin as early as 2 and extend well into elementary school aged children. My 3 year old completed the hug in the above image. Materials Needed [Read On]


Engineering Books for Children

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As I ponder more about my children and their education, I continue coming back to Project Based Learning where children imagine, build, and create in their learning. The most basic way to think about this type of learning is to think about basic survival skills. Are you self sufficient? Would you know how to orient [Read On]


Unique Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

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Are you looking for active and unique ways to celebrate Earth Day with your children? Me too. So, I came up with a list. I thought I’d share it with you. “Now I see the secret of making the best persons, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with [Read On]


Reading Readiness Ideas for 2 and 3 Year Olds

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A family member emailed me recently for advice on letter and number learning for her 2 year old. She asked if it was okay to start incorporating these concepts or would that be pushing him before he’s ready? I’m sure many, many parents feel confused and conflicted about reading and writing learning with their young [Read On]