A great playdough idea for Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day Playdough

A photo on Friday, because sometimes all you need is the picture. We whipped up a batch of my favourite no-cook playdough this week (I tell you friends, this recipe is the best! It takes 3 minutes to make and keeps for months.) I added a few jewels, cupcake liners, and heart shaped cookie cutters…

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Simple woven heart basket how-to, with step-by-step pictures!

Woven Heart Basket: A simple tutorial

We made these simple and beautiful woven heart baskets again, so I thought I would share this post again too! Hard to believe I first wrote about these two years ago. Boy time flies, and apparently very little actually changes in our house … well except the house. Anyways … Here it is: We have…

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Why it is so important to read children fairy tales!

Why read fairy tales?

Today I am excited to partner with Oak Meadow to bring you a post on a topic I love! Fairy Tales – and specifically: why should we read Fairy Tales to children? I am in the middle of taking my final additional qualification course to becoming a reading specialist. A big focus with this course…

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Why it is so important to read children fairy tales!

Why read fairy tales?

Today I am excited to partner with Oak Meadow to bring you a post on a topic I love! Fairy Tales – and specifically: why should we read Fairy Tales to children? I am in the middle of taking my final additional qualification course to becoming a reading specialist. A big focus with this course…

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Can you fix it? A great exploration for preschoolers!

Can you fix it? (A Photo on Friday)

A photo on Friday, because sometimes all you need is the picture. Happy Friday friends! This week Sam was home with a bug again. One of those bugs that seem to go on and on and on. Near the end of the week he was feeling pretty good, but still had a fever, so he…

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storytelling square

Storytelling Social Stories

I have quite taken to this idea of storytelling. I have done it at home with my own little ones for quite some time, but since September I have bravely taken it outside my home and into the Kindergarten classroom. Storytelling captivates little ones like nothing else (Well, Quiet Bins are a very close second)….

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The sweetest Paper Plate Crafts for Valentine's Day!

Paper Plate Valentine Crafts for Preschoolers!

Can you believe January is almost over?! Goodness. Winter usually lasts forever for me, but so far so good! I hear my southerly neighbours are getting a nice healthy dose of snow right now – hope you are keeping warm friends. If you need any toques or mittens just holler and us Canadians’ will send…

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Forming letters out of buttons!

Making Letters

A photo on Friday, because sometimes all you need is the picture. (Well, and I need internet – but it’s working now, sorry it’s a little late friends) Sam is right in that sweet spot of learning his letters. He is super excited, asking how to spell everything and anything, and eager as can be…

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A great way to introduce mapping to preschoolers - this is an awesome scavenger hunt!

A Mapping Scavenger Hunt!

What a weekend! It was full to the brim, and full of snow too. So much so, in fact, that we wound up without internet for quite some time. Given that our phone, television, and pretty much any other electronic entertainment we have runs off internet it was kind of like Little House on the…

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Fun things to do in the snow with kids!

15 Fun Things to do in the Snow!

I love the winter – but I haven’t always.  Truthfully, I use to really dislike it.  REALLY.  But, I love the outdoors and I love having my kids outside.  And where I live we have snow for a good 5 months of the year, which is a very long time to dislike something. So a…

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These are AWESOME name activities for preschoolers!

45 Awesome Name Activities for Preschoolers!

If there is one thing I know from the past 5 years of my life, it is name activities for preschoolers! In the classroom and in my home, learning names has been front and center. When children start learning letters, the very best place to start is with their names. After that, I like to…

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