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Learning & Engaging

To say I’m not a fan of structured academics for young children would be an understatement (those “teach your baby […]

photos via Frugal Family Fun Blog, TinkerLab, and No Time for Flashcards.   Earlier this month one of my favorite […]

I’ve had cardboard boxes on the brain ever since I included this amazing birthday party in one of my Weekend […]

I’m over at momtastic today posting ideas on how to inject a little science into your summertime fun.   Speaking […]

Is it just me or are there an inordinate number of cool DIY toy projects floating around lately?  I was […]

If you’ve been here since the beginning, then you’ll remember the “diggers and dumpers” sensory box I made for C […]

photo via The Imagination Tree   Remember the sensory box?  Well, say hello to his little brother, the treasure basket […]

I know it’s been Easter-central here for about a month now.  I’m just about ready to put it to rest […]

I hinted about this post last week, so here it is – C’s “Creative Play Easter Basket”.  I had 3 […]

When I rolled out the Easter toy I made for S’s basket, I also mentioned I had a few more […]

Trying out simple experiments at home is a great way to introduce science to young children and I’ve got a […]

It’s almost February and that’s got me thinking about, what else, Valentine’s Day.  I love that C is finally old […]

If you’ve ever stepped foot inside a preschool classroom, you’re probably familiar with the mysterious attention-holding sensory box. Its ability […]