10 Easy Christmas Activity Ideas For Toddlers and Preschoolers

Easy Holiday Activities for Children

Fall Sensory Bottle Activity

Fall is here and we are enjoying all the fall activities! Nature treasures have been a big hit in our house and I am a fan. I am enjoying the children connecting with nature and not being as consumed with materials. It has been rewarding to watch the kids collect items they find captivating andContinue reading “Fall Sensory Bottle Activity”

Fall Inspired Nature Activity

Fall has arrived, inspiring me to pull out comfy boots and sweatshirts while enjoying pumpkin everything! The crisp air has arrived and it still seems surreal we have reached September of 2020. Mentally I am stuck back in spring. It is safe to say this has been the longest yet fastest year. To introduce theContinue reading “Fall Inspired Nature Activity”

The Importance of Reading to Children

Reading books is an important part of our daily rhythm and everyday learning. We follow a mostly play-based learning style and the concepts my oldest has grasped from books always amazes me. Reading offers a number of benefits for children including vocabulary building, knowledge of the world around them and different cultures, developing imagination, andContinue reading “The Importance of Reading to Children”

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”

Mystery Fizzing Colors

Even when my daughter is under the weather but she is always up for an experiment. I look for an activity that is low key and also easy to set up. We limit screen-time but while she is sick that is lifted a bit to keep our high energy girl resting. To switch things up,Continue reading “Mystery Fizzing Colors”

DIY Story Stones

Story time is so magical as a child, so easy to get lost in a tale. My four year old especially loves when we tell stories, not just read them in books; it has always been part of our bedtime routine that she pick a character and theme and then we make up a storyContinue reading “DIY Story Stones”

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”

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”