Children love light tables! Learn the benefits of light tables in preschools and beyond, plus read how you can make your own. This post also includes recommended toys for light tables. I took these photos on a day when Anna was sick and we spent a lot of time playing quietly on our light table. Light Table Alternatives We were lucky enough to receive this light … [Read more...] about Light Table Play
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Turn a science experiment classic into the ultimate Halloween science for kids experience! More Halloween science fun for kids at the end of this post. Recognize this post? I'm sharing it again today along with other fun hands-on Halloween activities for kids from friends! Ghost Balloons! Halloween Science for Kids Ghost balloons make easy Halloween science for … [Read more...] about Ghost Balloons! Fun Halloween Science for Kids
Learn about open-ended play, and why it is so important for children - especially in early childhood. Five reasons learning through play is critical in early years. What Is Open Ended Play, and Why Is It So Important? I find that giving children time and space for open-ended play is one of the most important thing parents can do to raise children who are happy, … [Read more...] about What Is Open Ended Play, and Why Is It So Important?
Geometric shapes boat activity for kids, plus more boat-themed learning activities for children. Playful learning for preschool-aged children. This week's book pick for the Virtual Book Club for Kids is Toy Boat by Randall de Sève. You can also read Boats by Byron Barton for this week’s theme. I pulled out this simple geometric shapes activity. Anna loved it as … [Read more...] about Geometric Shapes Boat and Boat-Themed Preschool Learning
Picture books are wonderful tools for helping children build emotional intelligence. Learn how to use picture books to develop this important life skill! Raising emotionally intelligent children is a big priority in our home. I think that understanding your emotions and knowing how to regulate them is a critical life skill. I also find that it incredibly important to … [Read more...] about How To Use Picture Books To Build Emotional Intelligence