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July 23, 2014

Classic Sensory Play – Corn Starch and Water

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Sensory play has always been a favorite of mine. If given the choice, wouldn't you rather play with squishy things then do any real "work"? I ran a home daycare and preschool in my home when my oldest kids were young. We incorporated sensory activities into nearly everything we could. Most days … [Read more...]

Sensory Activities for Babies

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Babies learn by touching things, smelling things, eating things. They love to use their senses to explore the world around them. That’s great in theory but as a mom faced with a child who puts everything in sight in their mouth it can seriously keep you on your toes. With a 9 month old in the … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Playdough

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Preschoolers will love this festive touch to traditional play dough. The wonderful gingerbread scent of this play dough adds an additional dimension to this sensory play activity and helps preschoolers to celebrate the holiday season. What You Need 1 cup of flour 1/2 cup of salt 2 tsp. … [Read more...]

Dough Letters – Early Literacy Activity for Preschoolers

Play-Doh Letters

Sometimes the simplest activities are the ones that appeal to preschoolers the most. This early literacy activity is one that we turn to over and over again because it's always such a hit and it does a great job teaching letter recognition in a hands-on way. A while back I made a laminated … [Read more...]

Caterpillar and Butterfly Preschool Theme

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With spring upon us, it’s always fun to start talking about bugs.  One of the most interesting bugs, of course is the butterfly. Circle Time Start by asking what they know about butterflies, and read some fun facts from a library book about them.  Show pictures of many different kinds and talk … [Read more...]