Creative DohVinci Fun!

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Have you heard of DohVinci? We were sent some free to try out, and while I wasn’t required to write a blog post about it, I’m sure Hasbro won’t mind that I have. DohVinci comes from the same people who brought us Play-Doh, and it’s a great new 3D art product for older kids! It […]

Nurturing Creativity: Time, Space, and Respect

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I have discovered three key ingredients for nurturing creativity – in children and adults. To be creative, we all need time, space, and respect. Last year I bought these wooden bird houses for my kids to turn into doll houses. My kids enjoyed the activity, but they kept their houses very simple. Lily actually refused […]

Toddler Fun: Discovering Animals

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Eric Carle is this month’s author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids, and his frequently animal-themed books have led Anna and I to do a lot of fun toddler activities about discovering animals! We adore Eric Carle’s classics (affiliate links) – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. […]

Toddlers and Preschoolers: Learn by Painting

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This week, 20-month-old Anna painted for the first time. My other kids all started to paint at younger ages, but this past year has been very busy with getting our house ready to sell, selling the house, packing, driving across the country, unpacking (on my own with four kids, since Mike was still in Massachusetts), […]

Loom Band Literacy

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Have your kids joined the loom band craze yet? My kids had to wait until 2014 to get their looms and bands, so we were a little late joining this trend, but seven-year-old Emma, six-year-old Johnny, and four-year-old Lily all enjoy making loom band bracelets! We also recently found another use or our loom boards: […]