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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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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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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Kate from An Everyday Story is with us today to share a fun way to bring together an appreciation of nature and our creative spirits… It started with a stick, “Mummy wouldn’t this stick make a great tree house?…It’s a great shape, but it’s a bit small.” My five year old son wondered to himself how he could make this stick into a tree house… “What if we drew a tree house on top of…

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Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share some great tips on encouraging independent explorations with your children. In an age where more and more of children’s play is based on following instructions, it is important to provide your child with lots of opportunities to lead their own play with independent exploration. One thing that I loved doing for my kids when they were between 3-9 years old was to put together…

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