As we settle into the fall after a busy summer season, the Playful Learning Studio is gearing up for some fun new classes! If you live nearby, we’d love to see you… If not, enjoy this month’s free online class, Seeds: An Inside Edition.   Ages 2 to 3   Ages 4 to 9   […]

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Fall is my favorite season of the year, the cooler temperatures, the tasty flavors, and the vibrant changing colors. Fall leaves lend themselves to hands on learning in so many ways that can be differentiated to any child’s age and ability easily: Sort the leaves by color (see printable), Sort the leaves by leaf margins […]

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Give a toddler a paintbrush, and she’ll ask for more paint. Give her more paint, and she’ll probably make a mess. And with that mess comes all kinds of playful learning! Toddlers don’t need much more invitation to create than an empty piece of paper and a cup of paint. Smooshy blob paintings is a […]

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Using the work of a specific artist as inspiration can be a fun activity with budding young creatives. Recently, I’ve become quite involved with paper cutting as an art form and consequently have a large box full of colorful paper scraps, just waiting to be used. We ran across two books covering the later works […]

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