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Learn Language through Play

Guest Post by Kristina’s is one of the moms behind the amazing blog, Toddler Approved. Kristina is the mom to a preschooler and a baby. I’ve featured Toddler Approved many times on It’s Playtime, so a guest post swap on our blogs was a must! She’s very fun at sneaking in learning. Especially name recognition. […]

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Simple DIY Calendar for Preschooler

My preschooler doesn’t really like preschool. What do I do? I decided to create some structure to our day. I created a simple calendar of the week, so Henry can see what days he has preschool. As well as seeing what he can do when he gets home from preschool! [That's my hope, to get […]

It’s Playtime! : The Areas of Play

In yesterday’s post, P is for Play, I went through a few of the ways I look at play, and how I believe it is an important part of learning for a young child. Luckily enough, I find inspiration for all kinds of ways to play every week from It’s Playtime! [Yay Playtimers!] Here are your […]

P is for Play!

P is for Play. One letter and only one part of the ABCs of Teaching Preschool. Deborah of Teach Preschool has hit an amazing milestone on Facebook: 20k fans. Yes, that’s right, 20,000 fans! I’m thrilled to be included in Teach Preschool‘s celebration! This is only one post in a collection of the “ABCs of […]

Fine Motor Activity: Cutting Straws

As a learning activity to help Henry learn to use a scissors better, I set out the above items on his play table during his nap. It includes straws, Magic Loops [plastic strings], and a pair of child scissors. I really didn’t expect Henry to be as excited as he was when he woke from […]

Art : DIY Upcycled Crayons

Long ago, when there wasn’t any reason to Beat the Heat. My mom had a bucket full of old crayons with lots of bits and pieces. So, Henry, Grandma and I made some upcycled crayons. I read, somewhere at the time, about a tip for removing the paper on the crayons by soaking them in […]

Outdoor Play : Scavenger Hunt

It has been a while since I made a scavenger hunt for Henry. This time I wanted Henry to be more self-sufficient at it. So I made a scavenger hunt guide with pictures [as well as the word]. [Super easy to make, I just used Word, inserted some clip art of the items, and added […]

It’s Playtime! : Colors

Henry has learned his colors long ago. He has also learned the different shades of green, blue, pink, purple and other colors. We’re just learning what happens when you mix two colors together. [I do think he has what blue and yellow make together figured out though!] There are lots of fun ways to implement learning about […]

Preschool Technology : Keyboard Lesson

Opening a Word document and letting Henry have free reign with the computer keyboard. Never thought a preschooler could have so much fun. And learn a thing or two in the process! Getting comfortable with a QWERTY keyboard is new to Henry. The letters aren’t alphabetical like his toy laptop. Finding letters was somewhat of […]

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Free Play : Fabric

Yesterday’s basket of fabric scraps that George explored, turned into some exploring from Henry, as well. The entire basket, of course, was dumped onto the floor immediately. Henry began sorting the fabric scraps by color. At least that’s what he told me. He was collecting the blue fabrics. He hoarded his collection behind him. Telling me […]