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”

Easy Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide for Toddlers and Preschoolers

The holidays are quickly approaching so I have compiled a stocking stuffer gift guide. Online shopping has been becoming more and more popular over the years, who can dispute shopping from the comfort of your home? Below are some of our favorite items that would be perfect and purposeful stocking stuffers for toddlers and preschoolers.Continue reading “Easy Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide for Toddlers and Preschoolers”

15 + Fun Ways To Play With a Grimms Rainbow

15+ ways to play with a Grimms Rainbow, if it is worth it, and tips for stack!

Grapat Lola: The Set You Need

The Grapat set Lola has been selling out extremely quick and a lot of people are wondering if it is worth the stress. We were fortunate enough to preorder Lola when it was first released and missed the restocking stress but I am here to tell you this is a set you need. We haveContinue reading “Grapat Lola: The Set You Need”

How We Utilize Grapat Mandalas

Grapat Mandalas are very popular and due to COVID and geofencing it sells out so quick. Many shops will be restocking in early September and you may find yourself questioning if they are worth searching for. My quick answer is YES. Loose part play is a great open-ended resource and visual tool for learning. WeContinue reading “How We Utilize Grapat Mandalas”

Holiday Gift Guide

This year, more than ever, everyone seems to be getting a head start on their holiday shopping! A wise move in my opinion with the current demand on products. I know many shops will be doing restocks in early fall and it will be a great time to grab those holiday gifts! Below I willContinue reading “Holiday Gift Guide”

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”

DIY Water Play

Living in North Carolina we experience a decent amount of heat making water play a must throughout the summer. We love to spend time outside and this is the easiest way to make sure the kids are cool while doing so. I have contemplated a mud kitchen for a while but have gone back andContinue reading “DIY Water Play”