Loose Parts: Seasons

In the world of open ended play, loose parts are so exciting. We love to incorporate our Grapat Mandala loose parts into so many of our activities but they have become a favorite for simple math; there are so many options for counting and creating patterns with the color variations. For those unfamiliar with theContinue reading “Loose Parts: Seasons”

Naturally Dyed DIY Playdough

Playdough is a great fine motor activity to build muscles in children’s hands. These muscles are important for things like gripping writing utensils, dressing themselves, and manipulating small items. I have also found playdough time to be a calming and creative outlet for my spirited girl. The focus helps to slow her breathing and theContinue reading “Naturally Dyed DIY Playdough”