Hands on Play

Crafting a Toddler Story Time

Crafting a Toddler Story Time

If you have a toddler, you know that they are amazing. They are great at so many things- making people smile, finding trouble, mastering new words, making friends, giving hugs… if YOUR to-do list was this full, you’d never sit still either. So how do you inspire a love of literature in your toddler? Personally,

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Let's Get Messy: Shaving Cream Play

Let’s Get Messy: Shaving Cream Play

…in which we learn that not every activity is a winner for every child. And that was the end of that. Notice, however, that he has shaving cream not only on the play kitchen, but also in his hair and on his clothes. By the time I clicked “stop” on this video, it was also

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Build engines of (minimal) destruction

Build engines of (minimal) destruction

All you need to keep your kids occupied non-digitally on a super hot or rainy day is a glue gun, craft sticks, wooden clothes pins, masking tape, bottle tops, plastic spoons, rubber bands, and small size Lincoln logs or other small, glueable pieces from the thrift store or junk drawer. (If you want to take

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Stage A Table Play

Stage A Table Play

If you’re thinking that you don’t have any wooden peg people or that you aren’t that crafty, think again. You can make some characters from clothes pins, play dough, or cardboard. Or sub in some Fisher Price or Lego people. We did Little Red Riding Hood (sort of) but any story line (or open ended

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