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Pumpkin Playdough: A special Halloween treat

As part of the celebration at my daughter’s preschool last year, all of the kids from the entire school go trick-or-treating through the halls.  Parents line the path and pass out NON-FOOD-ITEMS … 100 of them (there’s

“Who’s Like Me?” – A SimplyFun Game Review

Since SimplyFun sent me the game “Who’s Like Me?” to review I’ve been playing it with my own kids and with children I see in play therapy.  It’s a terrific, compact and unique card game where the

The ABCs of Back to School … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

Each September I’m never who is more upset that summer has come to an end … me or my kids.  I know lots of parents find the school-free days stressful and can’t wait to send them off

Enchanting PlaySilks: Product Review for Sarah’s Silks

One of my favorite memories playing as a child was with a drawer filled with silk scarves that my mom had.  I loved the colors, the patterns, how they felt in my hands, the almost weightless quality.

Fairy Village Redux

Last year I posted on our lovely Fairy Village.  Due to our harsh winter I put the village away until spring.  When it was time to rebuild … we made some major improvements. We started our Fairy

Teach Kids How to STOP Negative Thinking

“I can’t”                  “I’ll never be able to …”                                          

Hatch a Dragon!

I am SO excited that for the THIRD summer in a row we are participating in the Love Books Summer Book Exchange hosted by The Educators’ Spin on It!  It’s become a summer tradition for us!!!  For those who

BUBBLES: Books, Crafts, & Fun

I’ve always been a sucker for BUBBLES.  Never grew out of loving them.  And now that I have kids, I share my love of bubbles with them! We’ve been having a lot of fun with bubbles in

Creating with Kaleidograph

When Scott from Red Hen, LLC, and co-creator of Kaleidograph, contacted me about collaborating with the company I was very excited.  He and his partner, Norman Brosterman (author of Inventing Kindergarten) are experts on the Froebel method and

What’s Missing?: “Search & Find” Sensory Bin Activity

I am SO excited that for the THIRD summer in a row we are participating in the Love Books Summer Book Exchange hosted by The Educators’ Spin on It!  It’s become a summer tradition for us!!!  For

The ABCs of SUMMER … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

It’s SUMMER.  I’m really looking forward to all the fun my kids and I will have this season.  I rounded up the ABCs of Summer … for a ton of fun from A to Z! A –

What’s Your Favorite Animal? – Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring Eric Carle

This month the Virtual Book for Kids is featuring the beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle. I have loved his work for as long as I can remember … and The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of the first