Shell Painting Chimes

Shell Painting Chimes

Materials: Sea Shells (from your beach visit) or Store Bought Acryllic or Craft Paint Hemp Cord  Drill to Make Holes in the Shells Embroidery Hoop “Mess Mat” (shower curtain) Smock Paintbrush Plastic Plate for Paints (use as a paint pallette) Cup Filled with Water for Rinsing Paper Plate (Optional) We just visited Sanibel (the Sea Shell Capital) and my son had a wonderful time collecting and noticing the different sea shells, each one unique. After visiting the beach, making Shell…

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Paint a Can Planter

Paint a Can Planter

Materials Needed: Empty Can Variety of Acrylic Paints Paint Brush Plastic Plate for Paints (use as a paint pallette) “Mess Mat” (shower curtain) Smock Cup Half Filled with Water to Rinse Paintbrush Soil Seeds or Plant Clippings Drill Any can will do for this project. I suggest getting a larger can to give your plant more space to grow. Begin by washing the can out and taking off the label on the outside of the can. Next if you’re able…

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Nature Sun Catcher

Nature Sun Catcher

Materials Needed Bucket or Bag to Collect the Nature Items Paper Plate Scissors to Cut the Plate Packing Tape or Contact Paper Prepare the Plate for the Nature Sun Catcher In order to make the sun catcher start by cutting out the middle of a paper plate. Green paper plates make a really nice look, but any paper plate you have at home will do. Then use 4 or 5 pieces of packing tape (I used packing tape at first…

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Cheerio Bird & Squirrel Feeder

Cheerio Bird & Squirrel Feeder

Materials Needed: 12″ Long Pipe Cleaners Looped Cereal such as Cheerios String or Yarn to Hang   Begin by twisting the bottom of the pipe cleaner so that the Cheerios or looped cereal will not fall off. Place some Cheerios in a container for your little one to pick up and string onto the pipe cleaner. This is great practice and takes coordination for your toddler to pick up a single Cheerio and place it on the pipe cleaner. Pipe…

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9 Ways to Prevent a Tantrum When its Time to Leave

9 Ways to Prevent a Tantrum When its Time to Leave

It can be very challenging leaving your home, a store, or the park with a toddler. When it’s time to leave toddlers become extra playful and wild or throw a tantrum. If you have a toddler or preschooler, you know just what I’m talking about. Just remember, throwing a tantrum or getting out of control when it’s time to leave is just another stage of the two’s and three’s. Every age and stage has it’s challenges, but threenagers are no…

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The 5 Best Movement Songs For Preschoolers, Gross Motor Skills

The 5 Best Movement Songs For Preschoolers, Gross Motor Skills

Looking for a boredom buster that will engage your high energy preschooler? Music is a great way to get preschoolers moving, learning, and having fun! As your toddler grows it’s important to have activities that allow your child to practice his gross motor skills. Silly songs like these will help your child’s big muscle movements become more coordinated and refined. Here is a little about these 5 great movement songs for preschoolers and the benefits for your child. I’m Going on…

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What is the best baby carrier? Baby K’tan Carrier

What is the best baby carrier? Baby K’tan Carrier

I am often asked, What is the best baby carrier? Today I’m going to share with you my favorite baby carrier that I use with my daughter- the Baby K’tan Carrier. I will explain what makes baby wearing practical for me and if you would like to learn how to use the carrier you can view the video below. Today, I finally felt compelled to write about the carrier and make a video on the Baby K’tan Original Baby Carrier…

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How Children Learn From Parents: Making Daily Interactions Meaningful

How Children Learn From Parents: Making Daily Interactions Meaningful

Daily conversations is an important key to how children learn from parents. Young children are especially curious and it’s important we foster children’s love for learning on a daily basis. In order to nurture children’s curiosity and wonder, it’s important to be aware when a teachable moment presents itself. Parents can easily teach their children building on what they already know. Making connections for children especially at a preschool age is so important. As the National Association for the Education of Young Children explains, “Learners of any age—and…

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A great place for kids, We Rock the Spectrum Boca Raton

A great place for kids, We Rock the Spectrum Boca Raton

We Rock the Spectrum, a kids gym in Boca Raton makes a great place for kids to play and explore. It is not your typical kids gym due to the awesome and specially designed equipment. In addition to unique gym equipment, children will enjoy different play areas meeting a variety of interests. They also have a separate room where they hold classes. There’s no place like We Rock in Boynton Beach therefore we find the 25 minute travel to Boca Raton worth the ride! Open Play at We Rock allows children to explore a variety of…

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Magnet Experiments for Kids, Science Experiments

Magnet Experiments for Kids, Science Experiments

Magnet experiments for kids make great activities since children are naturally attracted to magnets. E loves to stop by the fridge and dishwasher and play with the magnets we have on display. Often times he is caught rearranging or hanging up projects using the magnets. This gave me the idea to set up a magnet experiment activity. Try Magnets, toys around the house, and Bar Magnets for magnet experiments for kids. I decided to grab some magnets (North/South Bar Magnets) I’ve had…

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