Five Helpful Tips To Discuss Children’s Gifts With Family

It can be challenging to talk to family members about what to get your children for a birthday or holiday. Gifts can be seen as an extension of the gift giver and many people show love to one another through gift giving. Telling someone that they need to change their planned gift can be upsetting.Continue reading “Five Helpful Tips To Discuss Children’s Gifts With Family”

Life Cycle of a Bee Sensory Play

Water beads are one of our favorite sensory bin fillers and if you haven’t experienced them yet, head straight to amazon and order some. Water beads never seem to amaze me with their growth. The photo on the left is of water breads directly out of the pack and the photo on the right isContinue reading “Life Cycle of a Bee Sensory Play”

How To Create A Shelfie

If you browse playrooms and toy collections online, I am sure you have seen the term “sheflie.” So what exactly is a shelfie you might wonder. A shelfie is essentially a styled photograph of what is on display on a shelf. I incorporate Shelfie Sunday into my weekly routine and use it as my dayContinue reading “How To Create A Shelfie”

What Is An Invitation To Play?

Does a child really need an invitation to play? Well, we aren’t sitting down addressing envelopes but a child is still learning how to play. Simplifying their play options can help ease them into a deeper concentration. What is an invitation to play? According to TeachPreschool, “Simply stated, an invitation to play is arranging theContinue reading “What Is An Invitation To Play?”

Let’s Dive Into The Ocean

Curiosity is at an all time high in this house! My four year old has all the questions and even when I provide an answer, it is still often followed with WHY? I am thankful for our library of books to feed her curiosity! One of our favorite units was our ocean unit. We exploredContinue reading “Let’s Dive Into The Ocean”

Four Easy Questions To Ask Yourself When Starting A Toy Collection

Ready to dive into a glorious world of beautiful, sustainable and environmentally-friendly toys? Perfect, welcome to the club! I have got tips for you on our favorite first sets that are safe for little hands, and where you can find them. Transitioning from a standard toy collection can feel overwhelming. It is hard to knowContinue reading “Four Easy Questions To Ask Yourself When Starting A Toy Collection”

Five Helpful Reasons Kids Benefit From Toy Rotation

Toy Rotation is key to simplifying play for your child. When you have your first child, it’s fun to relive your childhood years by buying them toys you wish you’d had as a child or any new thing that excites you. Watching your child’s excitement when they receive these new toys fuels that desire toContinue reading “Five Helpful Reasons Kids Benefit From Toy Rotation”

Simple Tips to Transition Away From Plastic Toys

So you have read all about wooden toys, here are simple tips to transition away from plastic. Maybe you have even started to enjoy reading up on different learning approaches such as Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia or Heuristic but what now? How do you sell this to your child and their beloved collection of plastic?Continue reading “Simple Tips to Transition Away From Plastic Toys”