I'm happy to have Corinne Jacob guest posting today. She's sharing a few awesome ideas for preschoolers that are just right for springtime!
It’s springtime! The season of bright colors and flowers set the mood to indulge in activities and crafts with the kids that scream of spring. So here are a few fun, cheerful and vibrant activities that suit spring just perfect.
This word puzzles are so ridiculously easy. I looked into wooden word puzzles, but they were more money than I was willing to pay. These ones, which used only things we already had, were done while I was watching TV. Super simple.
This was going to be a post about a new-to-us kind of sensory dough - sort of like play dough, but not.
And it is a post about that - almost.
I love animals - all kinds. Even the ones I don't necessarily like (this means you, snakes!) Now I don't really care if Kay grows up to love animals, but I do want her to at least respect that they have as much right to our kindness as anyone else. Here are some books that highlight that idea:
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This tinker box idea is one of my favorites; there are just so many things I love about it - the open-endedness, the creativity that is inspired, and, in our case, the frugality of it all. Not to mention the fact that Kay just loves it!
I would love to live in the country, surrounded by acres of green and lots of places for my daughter (and me!) to explore and experience nature.
But I don't.
We live in the city, surrounded by concrete and noisy cars. But I refuse to let that fact prevent us from exploring nature. We just have to work with what we have.
We don't get many butterflies in your yard, which is a shame. Mostly we get moths that Kay thinks are butterflies. Only rarely do we see a lovely monarch flutter by and when we do, it's an event.
Whether because of allergies or if there's a vegan in the house (that would be me!), not everyone wants to use real eggs at Easter. Fortunately there are lots of creative ways to keep the egg-decorating tradition alive - just minus the eggs! (And these all last way longer than the perishable kind too!)
I've always wanted to live in a house with a window seat, where I could curl up with a good book, especially when rain was pattering against the window. Every reader knows the right spot can be just as important as the right book.
The right environment can be an enticing incentive to pick up a book, but you know me - I like to keep things simple and do-able. Here are some ideas for creating your own reading nook that won't break the bank or take an engineering degree to accomplish!
Bonus: Most of these double as a play fort - and they will be used for that, too. Don't fight it!
My name is Emma and I'm a proud mom of a 6-year-old girl. Come join us in exploring, learning and having fun!
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