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Sidewalk Chalk Ideas & Activities ROUND-UP! #linky #pinterest

We have been on a sidewalk chalk kick lately, and now with the cooler days of Autumn right around the corner, we’ll probably be doing more and more!!  I love sidewalk chalk activities because they are so thrifty (I stock up when I find sidewalk chalk on sale!), it’s art with virtually no clean-up (Thank […]

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Make a Track: Get Moving & Practice Motor Skills!

I have tried on several occasions to teach my 3 and 4 year old children how to weave in and out of a set of cones.  It’s such a great way to practice all different kinds of movements, but despite my best efforts, they just don’t “get” it!  As we were playing with sidewalk chalk on our […]

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25 Life Skills to Teach at an Early Age

Have you thought about what “life skills” you want your children to be learning?  Wait, what are life skills, you say?  According to Wikipedia, Life skills are problem solving behaviors used appropriately and responsibly in the management of personal affairs.  They are a set of human skills acquired via teaching or direct experience that are […]

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For the locals: Parks and Playgrounds Database for Triangle area, NC

Recently I stumbled upon the WRAL Go Ask Mom page and found a database of Triangle parks and playgrounds including parks in Raleigh, Apex, Carrboro, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Morrisville, Rolesville, and Wake Forest. I personally find myself going to the same parks over and over even though there are a myriad of options nearby.  So, I […]

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