After we created a little with clay - and unintentionally experimented with how fragile or not the air-dried pieces could be when Kay accidentally broke some - I somehow came to the thought: dinosaur eggs. These would make for great dinosaur eggs. (Don't ask how my mind works - it would frighten you...)
Kay learned to tie her shoes this week.
I saw this video with an easy way to tie, and we gave it a shot together. She said, "No, I don't like this way. I want to do it my way." And she did.
She's been trying on and off for months. What made this day so different than all the others?
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.
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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