Playful Preschool Learning Ideas for Home or School

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I love hands-on, play-based learning – particularly when it comes to learning activities for preschool-aged children! I was thrilled to contribute to the new Three to Five: Playful Preschool ebook (affiliate link) with several of my favorite bloggers! This ebook is full of wonderful activities you can download and complete with your child using household […]

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), […]

Denise Fleming Book Activities

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Denise Fleming is April’s author of the month for the Virtual Book Club for Kids, and the kids and I really enjoyed reading several of her books together! Here are three of our favorite Denise Fleming books, with activities to go with them! Links in this post are affiliate links – purchasing anything through these […]

Creative Preschool Sensory Play with Ice Balls

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This post contains Amazon affiliate links to items we used for this creative preschool sensory play setup. If you purchase anything through these links, we may earn a small commission. This does not affect the price of the item for you. Thank you for supporting this blog! Four-year-old Lily adores sensory play, so I am […]

Raising Imaginative Kids: Lily Writes a Story

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Four-year-old Lily has always had an incredible imagination, developing complex plots for her characters. Most of the time, I catch snippets of conversations as she moves her little people or animals around, or as she and Emma and Johnny role play. She had scribbled in this notebook for weeks, but one day I realized that […]

Simple and Affordable Sensory Table Solution

This post contains affiliate links that you can use to purchase the products featured in this post from Amazon. Using the links helps to support this blog (thank you!) and does not affect the price of the product. I had thought about putting together a sensory table for my kids for ages, but the “real” […]

Exploring Patterns and Stamping with Cinnamon Play Dough

Four-year-old Lily has really been enjoying exploring textures and patterns with play dough recently! Simple tools like forks and knives make really neat designs, and she loves that she can make a design, squish it, and start all over with a brand new idea!   This week we made cinnamon play dough, which added a […]

High Quality Educational Toys: Spielgaben

Do you like educational toys and learning manipulatives for kids? If so, be prepared to fall in love with Spielgaben! I consider myself pretty well versed on educational toys, but I hadn’t heard of this one until I started seeing it on a few favorite blogs – and their instagram accounts! I was intrigued by […]