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Toys and Games for Fine Motor Practice

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There are lots of easy, simple, and free fine motor skills activities you can do at home, but sometimes you want something that’s already ready already.  Am I right???  So here are some of our favorite commercially available toys and games for fine motor practice! What do you mean by fine motor practice? Wikipedia defines […]

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125+ Ways to Practice Making Letters

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  Here are lots of different ways you and your child can practice making letters!  A lot of the ideas use everyday objects you have around the house, so could basically be considered FREE, or at least very thrifty!  These “making letters” ideas will mostly appeal to the 2-5 year old age group, especially the […]

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{Relaxed Montessori} the Home Preschool Way!

Though I have never specifically posted about any of our Montessori works on the blog before, we actually own quite a lot of them, like the sandpaper letters, red rods, number rods, the pink tower, and metal insets to name just a few!  (Thanks, Craigslist!!)  We also incorporate some of Maria Montessori’s ideologies into our home […]

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A Fizzing Good Tea Party: Color & Chemistry Experiments Disguised as Play

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Last week, the kids and I had so much fun making volcanoes in the kitchen, that yesterday when 4 year old Luke decided he was going to work on a 196-piece Lego kit rated for ages 7-12, I knew 3 year old Lilah would want need something fun to do, and it would have to […]

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Simple Math: Hands On Addition

If your child has good number sense, he or she may be ready to start learning easy addition.  Here’s a simple, hands-on way I’ve used to introduce adding to my 4 year old using manipulatives and addition flash cards.  This is really simple math: hands 0n addition! Hands On Addition For this activity, you will […]

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Chapter Books for Preschoolers: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins: chapter books for read aloud to preschool kids

I’ve had lots of questions about when to start reading chapter books and what chapter books to start with, so I thought I’d keep a running log of the chapter books I’ve read with L&L: #8 Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater We finished this book this week.  It was quite a treat […]

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YouTube for Preschoolers: A Collection of Kid-Friendly Clips for When You Need ‘Em

Bored?  Kids want to watch TV but you’re too scared of the content or even the commercials???  Don’t have time to watch a whole video or movie?  Want to allow a little screen-time, but not too much?  I know all those feelings, so I created a Pinterest board filled with kid-friendly clips, shows, and videos […]

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