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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July 17, 2014

Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share some inspiring natural skin care recipes for the growing girls in our lives. As our children grow and enter different stages of development, we as parents are provided many amazing opportunities to teach, guide, and nurture them.  Every age brings unique joys and challenges and at every age playful learning experiences can continue to promote a sense of wonder, deeper exploration, and connectedness.  They…

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July 14, 2014

Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share a great list of graphic novels to enjoy with the young readers in our lives. We adore picture books in our home and believe that you can never have too many! Recently we have become interested in a new genre—the graphic novel.  My son loves the fact that there is a chronological tale told though visual images and that the text that accompanies is…

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July 10, 2014

Liz Carlis is with us today to share some inspiring tips on incorporating movement and flow when designing learning spaces for the children in our lives…   “From a child’s perspective, everything is an interactive surface with the potential to be sculpted, painted, draped, or molded artistically…. Their play is often a response to subtle variations in the places and sensations that surround them.” – Anita Rui Olds   Have you ever noticed the way…

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