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Hands on Patterning and Loose Parts Play

For the past few months, I’ve noticed H has been showing an increased interest in patterns (which she so endearingly pronounces “pattrins”). She points them out in clothing, when we walk outside, in food and in her play. 906 more words


Tools are Cool- Post #4: Cardboard Construction

Anyone with a young child has probably learned a few things about children and play. One of these revelations is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to entertain or engage children. 647 more words

Fine Motor Development

DIY Elves Village Playscape

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This is a post about how bad I am with reusing and recycling. It all started when we got a dryer at the new house. 1,275 more words

Snow Play

One of the best parts of winter is getting outside and playing in the snow. I’ve come across quite a few people (cough* adults* cough) who hate winter because it’s cold. 1,475 more words

Practical Learning


Aeryn had a great time trying play dough today! I love the look of concentration here.



Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

The holidays were a really nice time for our family this year. The break from work, preschool and other day-to-day activities afforded us the opportunity to host and entertain.  701 more words

Fine Motor Development