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?
Cute Color-me heart valentines to sew. Valentine Color Me Heart Sewing Tutorial These color-me heart stuffies, inspired by our decorate-a-monster stuffies, are my all-time favorite Valentine's Day craft for all ages! We sent one to my then-teenaged sister years ago, and she loved it so much that she now has it with her at college. If the kids look a … [Read more...] about Color-me Heart Valentines Sewing Tutorial
How to Teach Writing and Storytelling. Tips and activities for teaching writing and storytelling to young children. Kids love these hands-on activities, thriving as they learn self-expression. I am quite certain that storytelling - via a personal essay and teacher recommendation letters - got me into Stanford University as a 17-year-old girl. Today, my Stanford … [Read more...] about How to Teach Writing and Storytelling
Introduce your child to robotics engineering and design using the Robotis pet STEM toy. I had been eyeing the Robotis Play 600 PETs set for a while when Timberdoodle asked if was interested in reviewing it. I couldn't believe my luck! This STEM themed educational toy is a wonderful way for children to explore robotics engineering and design. It is the perfect way to … [Read more...] about An Exciting Way to Introduce Kids to Robotics
Have you heard of Bunchems? These colorful little balls that stick and stay have really inspired my kids to get creative! Note that we received this product to review. You may also like these sensory play activities kids love. How Bunchems Inspire My Kids to Get Creative Have you heard of Bunchems? This fun new toys consists of colorful little balls that attach with … [Read more...] about How Bunchems Inspire My Kids to Get Creative