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Activities on a Budget

Time for another Dollar Store Challenge with Activities on a budget. If you live near a dollar store (or any place with a dollar spot, like Target or Michaels or Joanns), try this out.  Give yourself a budget (um, $5 is plenty!) and see what learning activities can be created from your shopping spree. BBQ Tongs …

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Easter Egg Activities – Sorting

Easter Egg Activities, including this sorting activity using plastic eggs for your toddler or preschooler. Yesterday, I shared a Toddler Color Matching Activity. I also picked up a bag of smaller plastic eggs for sorting. You can sort them by:  Size – big/small (pictured above) Color – putting the matching color inside of the bigger egg …

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Have a Dance Party!

There’s usually a moment in the day when we need a break or distraction (You know…when the kids are wrestling, they both need my attention but I need to cook, or when we just need to burn some extra energy). I’ve found that the BEST thing to do is have a DANCE PARTY!! We crank …

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Sticky Sensory Table

How to Make a Sticky Sensory Table: Cover a table or small area with contact paper, stick side up. Tape the sides down and explore with different objects on the sticky table. We used pom poms, pipe cleaners, ribbons, straws, and dominos. Make designs, see what objects stick the best, and have fun with this …

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Where & When Should I Start?

“My child is 12-18 months, where and when should I start?” I get asked this question a lot and although each child is different, here’s what I would suggest based on my experience….. Sometime Around 18 Months  Start with one of these activities for One Year Olds  or Try a Matching Activity  Match concrete objects – …

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