July 31, 2014

Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share some lovely suggestions for introducing poetry to the children in our lives.   Poetry is such a delightful way to introduce children to the beauty that is a collection of words. Poetry in itself is not always about telling a story, but capturing a moment, as a photographer might when seeing an amazing landscape in front of them.   Through exposure to poetry we…

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July 29, 2014

Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share some great tips and resources for creating family trees.   Making a family tree is a great way to help children understand how they are related to the individuals that are referred to as “family”.   With Summer being a time of year when families commonly visit, these opportunities allow your child to make in-person connections.   To help your child further understand how…

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July 28, 2014

Nuria from the The Adventures Archive is here today to share some great ideas for learning through play at art museums. Are you visiting an art museum with your children this summer? Here you have some ideas to make the most of the visit.   1. Start the visit in the souvenir shop. Let him choose a few postcards of the museum’s collection and then invite him to find them around the museum. Once he…

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July 23, 2014

Randi from Swoon is with us today to share a fun project to compliment the inspiring book, Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett. Being displaced and living with family this summer has made doing activities with my children especially difficult. This week they reminded me that the best projects don’t have to require a lot of skill, time, or materials and preparations. While reading one of our favorite picture books, Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, my daughters…

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July 21, 2014

Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share a fun game to play with our developing mathematicians.   This is a simple card game for early learners to help them learn the combinations of numbers that when added, equal 10. This game can be played with 2 or 3 players. Here are the rules: 1) Remove all of the 10′s, J’s, Q’s, and K’s from a deck of cards. This will leave…

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