Benefits of Sensory Play

Activites, Child Led Play, Children Abilities

If you follow my Instagram account or like us on Facebook (I post most Instagram pictures there), you would see that I LOVE sensory play! I think it is so important for children to get their hands dirty while they are playing and research shows there are so many benefits of sensory play with children. […]

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Exploring Building Concepts: Lincoln Logs

Activites, Child Led Play, Invitations, Motor Skills, Social Skills

Back in January I wrote about exploring building concepts with Picasso Tiles and I am finally ready to add a squeal. This time we have been exploring building concepts with Lincoln Logs! The past few months we didn’t just focus on Lincoln Logs, we still explored and played with Picasso Tiles, Pattern Blocks, Legos, Bristle Blocks, […]

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Why I Don’t Like Weekly Themes

About Me, Activites, Child Led Play, Children Abilities, Design, Management

In this post I am going to be pretty honest. If you teach with themes, that doesn’t make you a crappy teacher. It is one way to teach. I however, teach differently. Now, I will get right to the chase; I don’t like weekly themes. Reasons I Don’t Teach with Weekly Themes: My center isn’t […]

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DIY Rainbow Rice Sensory Box

Activites, Child Led Play, Children Abilities, Invitations, Motor Skills

Coloring Rice was surprisingly easy and not very time consuming! It was something I’ve been putting off because I didn’t want to mess it up. So I did some research. I found some great examples which I will list below. I took a mix of what these experienced pasta-coloring experts recommend with what I had […]

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Snow Play

Activites, Child Led Play, Invitations

Close your eyes…er…pretend to so you can still read, and picture a time you played with snow. What did you think of? Snow angles, snowmen, snowball fights, snow forts? Maybe even snow ice cream? Was it all outdoor play? Did you picture snow play being inside? via GIPHY When the weather is too cold for […]

February 24, 2018