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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


I Like Pumpkins - Post #2: Washing and Drawing and Reflections on Failure

When I was planning for what we would be doing with our pumpkins, I thought about what H enjoys doing, what she can do and what she needs to learn to do. 391 more words


Treasured Moments

Much of the content featured in this blog might seem intimidating to some. A lot of what I’ve posted about necessitates some kind of planning or forethought, but I also wanted to share the other side. 797 more words

Open-ended Play