5+ Ideas for Sensory and Small World Play with Penguins!

Penguins are a perfect inspiration for some winter sensory and small world play! Find five fun ideas for ways to play with penguins- 3 ideas for penguin sensory play, and two easy to create penguin Small worlds- plus a list of other ideas for ways to play with penguins! This is a perfect addition to any winter animals unit, or preschool or kindergarten winter theme! Learn about penguins and Antarctica or just have fun! #penguinsensoryplay #penguinsmallworlds #winteranimalsunit #winterplayideas

Easy Baby Play Hacks!

These simple ideas, using mostly household objects, are guaranteed to entertain your baby for hours! These fun play activities for baby will promote early learning and family bonding- and all the activities are screen free! Check out this list for some classic games to play with baby and some creative ones you’ve probably never thought of! You won’t want to miss this collection of ways to stimulate your infant’s development! #babyplayideas #babyplayhacks #babyplay

Winter Animal Adaptations Song

Teaching about winter animal adaptations in kindergarten science? This song is a great way to reinforce concepts and vocabulary! It teaches about how eight animals adapt to cold weather in the winter, and includes verses about hibernation, migration, camouflage, and blubber! It’s sure to be a fun addition to any kindergarten life science unit! This song includes movements so kids will have fun singing and dancing while they learn! #kindergartenlifescience #animaladaptations #animalsinwinter

Awesome Gift Books for Every Kid on your Christmas List!

Yikes! The holidays are right around the corner, and if you're like me, you're probably scouring Amazon right now for great gift ideas! If you have kids on your Christmas list this year- babies through teenagers- books might be just the gifts you're looking for. Books make fabulous gifts because they're relatively cheap, they're fun, and they have educational value as well! Instead of wasting your money on yet another toy that will clutter up the house, why not stock a child's bookshelf with some high quality literature?

Children’s Books That Get Everyone Giggling!

Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, you will love reading the books on this list with the kids in your life! These funny children’s books foster a love of reading and are a great way to bond with your kids through humor. Check them out for some good clean fun! These books also make great gifts for kids! #childrensbooks #funnystories #bookstoreadtogether

Easy DIY Toys to make for your Kids!

Crafty or not, you can save money by making these awesome budget DIY gifts for kids! Find a list of DIY toys for babies, homemade toys for toddlers, handmade gifts for preschoolers and other gifts you can make for kids of all ages! These DIY toys are all cheap and simple to make! #Christmasgifts #DIYtoys #homemadegiftsforkids

DIY Christmas Tree Discovery Shelf

Give your toddler a hands-on way to get excited about the upcoming holidays with this DIY Christmas Tree Discovery Shelf! It’s a safe alternative to letting them play with the real Christmas tree, and it’s easy to make with some cardboard boxes and a few basic craft supplies! This is an easy, multi sensory Christmas activity for toddlers.

EPIC Nonfiction Books for Older Kids

I've been a kindergarten and first grade teacher for a long time, so I have a huge stash of children's books, both fiction and nonfiction, for little kids. I've collected books from bookstores, Scholastic book orders, book fairs, Amazon, library book sales, you name it! (anyone else like this?). Every once in a while, though,... Continue Reading →

No-Mess Painting on the Light Table

This mess-free painting activity looks amazing on the light table and is perfect for baby play and easy toddler fun! It’s a great color mixing activity for preschoolers and older kids can even use it to draw or write! It’s easy to set up and requires no cleaning!

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