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Creating & Engaging

Getting kids outside in the cold and wet weather can be a challenge, we know.  But doctors and teachers agree […]

Space, the final frontier, has always been a source of fascination and awe for children.  Which is why the death […]

It’s gooey. It’s gummy. It’s like glue. It’s oobleck! I love activities that correlate with children’s books, and this is […]

At first I was feeling guilty that this post is long overdue – we started the series back in May […]

Last fall I was absolutely delighted when the lovely Kylie of How We Montessori agreed to write a four part […]

I’m having so much fun rounding up our best posts for you to peruse while I’m working away on the […]

I love activities that are cheap, easy, and entertaining for more than just a minute. This is one of my […]

How’s your summer going so far?  Running out of ways to fill the hours yet?  Never fear, today I’ve rounded […]

The Summer Olympics begin on Friday, woot! (That’s right, I’m so excited I’m wooting.)  Do you guys plan to watch […]

I’m guessing that knitting isn’t high up on most of your lists for summertime fun.  But I’m here to change […]

This is little Zee, 21 months old, wearing his paper cat ears and clutching a paper tail during one of […]

Today Kaley is sharing with us a very clever (and cute) way to get the kids involved in the cleaning. […]

I’ve been really inspired lately by a concept known as “invitations to play”.  The steps involved are about as simple […]

A few weeks ago C finished up his first year of preschool and they had a little carnival to celebrate. […]

Happy Monday everyone. I’m pretty thrilled to be able to announce today that Allison of All for the Boys will […]