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 […]

Modern Art Memory Game : Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to sweetheart!   Due to the previous winner not responding, I drew a new winner and notified her via email. AMMO Books will be sending her one of these beautiful Modern Art Memory Games! I received this beautiful Modern Art Memory Game from Sara of AMMO Books. It combines […]

Raising Kids is Tough : Eating Battles

For the Raising Kids is Tough series, August has been all about your Eating Battles. This is the final edition of Eating Battles. This week are all the questions that came in throughout the month and I’ve posted on Facebook to have fans, as well as the experts, give you their answers! The Hands On Experts: […]

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It’s Playtime! : Energy Busters

I have lately felt the itch to get moving.To get Henry and George moving, more specifically. I noticed that we haven’t been doing as many energetic activities as we were prior to the summer. Being outdoors all day does get the kids moving. I looked through last week’s It’s Playtime for inspiration to get the […]

Raising Kids is Tough : Healthy Snacks

We’re discussing your Eating Battles. This week are some suggestions for healthy snacks that don’t turn into a meal. I have gathered some suggestions on Facebook as well as from one of the experts [Sarah from Füdoo Boards]. The hands on experts have given their professional and personal answers to help lessen your eating battles that you have submitted. The […]

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Preschool Readiness : Twitter Party 8/25

Henry started preschool last Thursday. A big day. Though the day itself didn’t seem so big. After a few weeks of going four mornings a week, it may start to feel different. I have asked myself many times, “Is Henry ready for Preschool?” “Is he doing all the things a preschooler should be doing?” “What […]

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It’s Playtime! : Feet & Hand Prints

Last week on It’s Playtime, I noticed a lot of hand and foot action you guys have been having! But before we get into our playdate, I wanted to share that I found out earlier this week that hands on : as we grow has been nominated as the ‘Best Craft for Kids Blog’ on Parents.com![!!!!!] […]

Art : DIY Tie-Dyed T-Shirts

Guest Post by Welcome back, Jane from Mama Pea Pod! Way back, when It’s Playtime was new [this week we've done it 20 times already!], I found this fun filled blog called Mama Pea Pod and asked her right away to guest post on hands on : as we grow. It was around Easter, and […]

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 […]

Raising Kids is Tough : Picky Eaters

This month, every Monday for the Raising Kids is Tough series we’re discussing your Eating Battles. We’re in the third week of hearing the experts advice those pesky eating and dining troubles. This week I have gathered the information from two of the experts [Erin from The Intentional Parent and Sarah from Füdoo Boards] on how to deal when your […]