I have heard it said that we often keep kids away from world and then primarily try to teach them about the world in the classroom.Sometimes we box learning into something that only happens in a classroom, or only certain months, or that it is something kids only do between 8am and 3pm. But the… Continue reading Gas station school
Hattie has been loving the TV show Odd Squad. A friend of mine suggested it for fun math learning. Hattie said it was one of her favorites so I started recording it. Now she watches it every day! This morning she was asking about which numbers were even and odd because they had done that… Continue reading Even and odd numbers
This is one you can do in just a few minutes!!Take a small container and find various small animal toys around your house. I used plastic toys and puzzle pieces. Put in container with some sort of sensory material. I used styrofoam peanuts but you could use rice, sand, dried pasta, cotton balls or whatever… Continue reading Simple animal noise sensory box
https://www.today.com/parents/photo-mom-4-kids-grocery-store-goes-viral-t114843 (A picture of a mom at a store went viral. But you can see this at any store you go to!). I remember when I first started working in labor and delivery. I was 22 and fresh and new to the world. Seeing babies being born was truly awe inspiring. My brain was… Continue reading To the woman at the grocery store. And how you can help her.
You can add so much fun to barn and animal toys. Place the toys in a cardboard tray to contain the play scene. Add containers of grass, straw, and rocks. We also added a bowl of water for a pond. Hattie also enjoyed drawing on roads for the cars and tractors. I'm imagining how many… Continue reading Sensory barn play
If your child is interested in numbers, you can make simple number cards for little ones to help with number recognition, one to one correspondence and even simple math. I used playdough with Logan to make small balls that he could practice using on the number cards. It is a quick and easy game to… Continue reading Simple number and counting activity
Look how fun this looks! http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/04/dinosaur-activities-for-kids-eggs.html