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Summer-Themed Crafts for Toddlers

There’s so much to love about summer: warm, sunny days; flowers; berry picking; picnics in the park. To add to the fun, here are some summertime crafts to try with your toddler. Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cones Materials: Two or three different colored paints Liquid” school” glue (washable) Shaving cream White cardstock paper Marker Paintbrush …

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Fun With Water

Now that summer is in full effect, it’s time to go outside and play with water! There are so many benefits for playing with and in water, including exercising your child’s gross and fine motor skills.  Here are some examples of simple, low-cost ways to have fun with water. Rock Painting Kids love finding rocks, …

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Water Play STEAM Activities

  Summer is great for using your outside space or park to get your kids outside exploring and trying new things. Water play is fun, messy, and full of opportunities to incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) into your play time. Here are some of my favorite water play ideas. Color Mixing Color …

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Spring Into Crafty Fun With Your Child

Spring is a special time of year for new growth, warmer weather and adventures! Here are some fun springtime activities to do with your children. Cloud painting Take the afternoon with your child and go look at clouds. It’s a great way for you to get out of the house and look at different cloud …

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Helping Toddlers Play Cooperatively

From refusing to share toys to making hurtful comments, it’s important to teach children the importance of playing cooperatively and getting along with others. Teaching these skills early on in toddlerhood can help your child during a time when they are striving for independence and testing their limits. Toddlers can sometimes fight or become physical …

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Exercising Your Child’s Creativity

Kids are naturally creative, and your unique child is going to express their creativity in their own special way. Some kids express themselves through singing; others like to smear paint all over a canvas; and some kids like to make patterns out of items found in nature. Point is, it’s ALL good and it’s ALL …

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Backyard Pool Safety

Summer weather is upon us and parents and kids alike are chomping at the bit to get out the goggles and cannonball into the swimming pool. But with COVID-19 restrictions still in place, more families are opting for a backyard, above ground swimming pool or wading pool. Swimming and water play bring endless joy to …

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Benefits of a Musically Rich Learning Environment for Preschoolers

Being exposed to a musically rich learning environment has a great positive impact on young children, especially preschoolers. Musical activities help children explore the world around them and discover new things in an entertaining and enjoyable manner. When children engage in musical activities–such as singing, moving to music, doing action songs, and playing musical instruments—they …

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How To Make Sensory Bins at Home

Sensory bins are growing in popularity—and for good reason! Parents are realizing sensory play is crucial toward enhancing child development. Sensory play is great for neurotypical children and children with sensory processing disorder and autism. Getting started with sensory bins may seem overwhelming, but it is actually easy to start sensory play with your child …

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