Fish Shapes Craft

Finding Dory has been the kids’ go-to movie during Quarantine so this week we are focusing on fish! Here is another simple craft for toddlers and preschoolers using basic shapes. I love talking through different shapes with my children and seeing how seemingly unrelated shapes can come together to make something so familiar to them.Continue reading “Fish Shapes Craft”

Our Earth Song

It’s not technically Earth Day anymore, but we should celebrate our planet EVERY DAY, right?! The earlier children learn about the Earth and how we can all help keep it vibrant and thriving, the more likely they will be to develop lifelong habits of recycling, reusing, reducing and conserving! Try out this little ditty withContinue reading “Our Earth Song”

At-Home Learning Schedule

Early learning is all about engaging little learners at a critical period of brain development from birth to age five. Nurture, nutrition and engagement all help grow a happy, healthy child. By age five or six is another milestone – Kindergarten! Follow these five activities 2-3 times a week to feel confident your little learnerContinue reading “At-Home Learning Schedule”

Pretzel Butterflies

‘Tis the season for chasing butterflies! And, wow, they sure fly fast. Every time we find one outside, it’s like hitting the lottery. So when I suggested making butterflies at snack time, the kids were all about it. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a local favorite, so we re-read it, snacked andContinue reading “Pretzel Butterflies”

Sprinkles Art – Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Though everyday should be Earth Day, April 22 of every year is a great opportunity to focus on our beautiful planet and teach our little learners why it is so important to understand what is so unique about Earth and how we can do our part to keep it thriving and habitableContinue reading “Sprinkles Art – Happy Earth Day!”

The 5-Seconds Rule

Have you heard of the 5-Seconds Rule? No, I’m not talking about dropping food on the floor! This 5-Second Rule is a good rule of thumb to remember when talking with you toddler or preschooler. Young minds are developing rapidly and absorbing a lot of information. When you ask them a question, it is easyContinue reading “The 5-Seconds Rule”

Double Bubble HOP & POP

Do your kids need to get out some energy? The Double Bubble Hop and Pop activity will keep them running, jumping, popping and hopping! Not to mention, it will help develop gross motor and coordination skills! Here is what you need! Sidewalk chalk Bubbles Bubble popping music Use the sidewalk chalk to draw circle “bubbles”Continue reading “Double Bubble HOP & POP”

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars + Nature Hunt

Quarantine has shown us all just how precious our toilet paper is right now so why not get some use out of those toilet paper rolls, too! This is an easy craft both toddlers and preschoolers can easily complete with minimal assistance. Not to mention, your little explorers can put them to use almost immediatelyContinue reading “Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars + Nature Hunt”

Preschool Painting Tips

Painting is a great way to engage your kiddos at home, work on fine motor skills and let them be creative! But some parent avoid it because it can also get super messy! Here are a few tips to keep little ones and parents happy! 1. Q-TIPS: Use Q-tips instead of paint brushes. Easy forContinue reading “Preschool Painting Tips”

Veggie Straw ABCs

We love a good snack time activity in our home! Let your kiddos munch while playing around with linear snack food items to see what letters, shapes or designs they can make. Veggie straws, pretzel sticks, celery or carrot sticks work great for this. Did you know your child should know how to spell theirContinue reading “Veggie Straw ABCs”