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Birthday Cake Cloud Dough

Birthday Cake Cloud Dough

If there's a birthday in sight, Birthday Cake Cloud Dough is usually close by. This is such a fun and easy activity to do with the kids. The dough itself is super easy to make and has only 2 ingredients: flour and vegetable oil (we used about 7 cups of flour and 2 cups of vegetable oil). Mix it up and squish it with your hands until it all comes together and forms a dough-like consistency. You may need more or less oil depending on how much flour you use. Just eye-ball it until you get the texture you want. We also...

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Change Is Good

Change Is Good

When you think about change, what does it mean to you?  What about in terms of re-purposing an item or changing an item altogether so that it can be used as something completely different? While I’m usually not one for change (ask anyone that knows me) I absolutely LOVE re-purposing materials and items to make them kid-friendly. Last night, while I was doing my monthly trip to Dollar Tree,  these scouring pads (which I found in the cleaning aisle) totally caught my eye. Bold colors,  an awesome scratchy texture…these things were screaming sensory and I just had to have them....

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Story Time & Early Literacy

Story Time & Early Literacy

  Story time is a positive experience you can share with your little one and is one of the most important aspects of early literacy. When you read aloud to your child, there are so many things happening.Your child’s listening/language skills are blossoming, his vocabulary is growing, and his imagination is soaring (just to name a few). It is so important to introduce our children to an array of rich, age appropriate books, in order to foster a love of reading deep within them. A love that will continue to grow and thrive as they develop into lifelong readers/writers. Who...

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Dramatic Play

Dramatic Play

Let’s talk dramatic play: a specific type of play that enhances early learning through language development, social skills, higher order thinking and so much more. Sounds intense but it’s really oh, so simple!    Dramatic play can be anything and everything but right now my boys are all about the play kitchen and grocery store. A fun and familiar place your kids will enjoy having in their own play space. Use this opportunity to talk with your kids. Have a two-way conversation about what makes the real grocery store (Market Basket or Shaws) the same as the pretend store and what makes...

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Playful Pasta

Playful Pasta

  This activity has been a favorite at our house for a while. Over the summer, I dyed two boxes of uncooked pasta to use in our sensory bin. And guess what….we are STILL using them, in so many different ways. This is such a playful activity and your kids will get a kick out of playing with their food. Mine sure do. Another bonus, pasta is cheap and comes in SO many different shapes and sizes…bow ties, spirals, elbows, ziti. Dye a few different shapes and talk about what is the same and what is different. It does take...

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