Archives for November 2013

Snowy Christmas Tree Small World with Felt Trees

Small world scenes are such a great way to encourage imaginative play in children. This snowy Christmas tree small world would make a great addition to all your Christmas activities for kids. Just gather a few materials from around your home, and you’ll inspire all kinds of pretend play! Follow our Sensory Play Pinterest board! Snowy Christmas […]

Abstract Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make

Here’s a unique and easy Christmas craft for kids using craft sticks ~ Abstract Homemade Christmas Ornaments! Not only is this an easy Christmas ornament for the kids to make, but it’s also a great way to use up some scraps from previous Christmas crafts! (This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.)   Do you […]

4 Important Life Skills to Teach Young Children

I really enjoyed reading all the helpful posts linked up to last week’s life skills themed Discover & Explore linky! Today I’m going to feature a few posts from last week that highlight important life skills for young children. All the featured posts this week explain simple ways to help you work on these life skills […]

Learning with Recipes for Kids

Last week’s cooking with kids themed Discover & Explore linky was full of wonderful recipes for kids and fun ways of exploring food. For this week’s feature, I wanted share posts that provided excellent ways of promoting learning through cooking and baking!  Cooking with kids provides such a wonderful sensory experience, as well as the […]

Homemade Toys: How to Make Jingle Sticks and Jingle Rings for Kids

These super easy to make jingle sticks and jingle bell rings are great homemade toys to inspire creative play! You’ll only need a few materials and about 15 minutes time. I love making homemade toys for the kids, especially ones that are inexpensive and easy to make. These jingle sticks and rings are so simple […]

Encouraging Toddler Independence at Snack Time

Over the years I’ve developed a system of managing toddler snacks at home that’s worked really well for us. Not only does it encourage healthy eating habits, but it also helps toddlers begin to learn independence skills. For this week’s life skills themed Discover & Explore linky, I’m excited to share how we manage snacks […]

December Learning Calendar for Kids (Free Printable)

December’s learning calendar printable is ready! Just a reminder~ as each month comes to an end, I will be posting the next month’s calendar printable for you to print out and use at home or in the classroom. (Click here for learning calendars from previous months.) Remember that every child learns at a different pace. When trying any activity […]

Gift Guide for Kids: 20+ Educational Toys and Games

Here’s another gift guide to help with some ideas for all those cute little kids in your life. This holiday gift guide focuses on educational toys and games for kids in the elementary grades. Be sure to check out all our gift guides for kids!     I just love toys that make learning fun! We have […]