Rainy Day Activities: Indoor Shower Ball Pit

shower ball pit

Today is one of those rainy days when all I want to do is curl up in my pajamas with a good book and relax the day away. Of course, being stuck inside means the kids have at least seventeen times the amount of energy they normally have, and by mid afternoon my dreams

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Tips to Help Kids Build Mega Bloks Kits Independently

Tips to Help Kids Build Mega Bloks Kits Independently

My 5 year old son has been building with block kits since just before turning 4, and he has really gotten quite good at them. Now that my 3-1/2 year old daughter is starting to show interest in building and there are now girly kits like the Mega Bloks Barbie products that strike her

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Nuvonivo – Cute clothes for Kids!

cute clothes for kids

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Ray Malouf, chief operating officer of Nuvonivo, a clothing company for kids, at a local community event. Nuvonivo is based in Raleigh, NC (local to me!) but their online retail store ships FREE to all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, and all US territories. Nuvonivo specializes

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American Flag Easel Painting

american flag easel paintings

As part of the Introduction to US Geography for Little Kids series, today I shared an art activity on the Melissa & Doug blog: American Flag Easel Painting. My 5 year old LOVED this activity! It’s a great way to squeeze in lots of learning in a way that will keep kids’ attention! You

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Teaching US Geography with Puzzles

teaching US geography with puzzles

My two young children have expressed a rapt interest in geography as of late. Teaching US geography with puzzles has been one of our favorite ways to play and learn so far. I knew introducing map puzzles would be a great way to feed the kids’ desire to learn, but I’ve actually been surprised

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Planet Earth Crafts for Earth Day

planet earth crafts

I love Earth Day! It’s such a small holiday that most people probably don’t take much notice, but I do and I try to ensure my kids do, too. We work hard all year to reduce, reuse, and recycle in our household, but we try to step up our game in April in anticipation

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An Introduction to US Geography for Little Kids

us geography for little kids

My two young children (ages 3.5 and 5) have shown a big interest in learning about geography. As a former public school teacher, I know that kids don’t officially learn about the U.S. until around 5th grade. However, I figure it’s never too early to start teaching your children about the world in which

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Blueberry Banana Muffins: Baking and Book Making

blueberry banana muffins

This past week the kids and I did 3 themed learning activities involving blueberry banana muffins! Yum! We baked together, did a hands-on, messy play activity in the sand box that the kids have begged to repeat all week long, and even wrote and illustrated books about the process that the kids enjoy “reading”

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Planet Earth Paintings – Process Art for Kids

planet earth paintings

Looking for a fun Earth Day project to make with your kids? Try these process art, marbled Planet Earth Paintings! My kids had so much fun creating their little planetary masterpieces, and the finished art really looks like planet Earth from outer space. The project is so simple to set up, and even little

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20 Preschool Math Activities

preschool math activities

I think it is so important to help your child gain an understanding of math concepts at an early age. This can best be done through every day life experiences and through play. This past week on Tuesday Tots there were several great preschool math activities presented that I just had to share with

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