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Playtime Series : Let the Children Play

———— Meet Jenny from Let the Children Play! [This is part four in a series of features on the hosts of It's Playtime!] ———— Jenny is the author behind the blog, Let the Children Play. Her name explains her philosophy loud and clear. The posts she writes are definitely reminders to just let the children play! Jenny is […]

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It’s Playtime : Just Art

Painting is an obvious form of art. There are also many different ways to paint. But, what about other ways to make art, without paint? Using fabric scraps to make a collage like Tinkerlab is an artform that can be expanded upon to make even more art masterpieces! Art for Little Hands creates a piece […]

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Playtime Series : Quirky Momma

———— Meet Rachel from Quirky Momma! [This is part three in a series of features on the play based hosts of It's Playtime!] ———— From toddler play, to preschool crafts to fun snacks for kids, Quirky Momma is full of fun learning activities! The mom behind the blog is Rachel. She’s a fun-loving Momma of four kids with two more on […]

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It’s Playtime! : Gardening

My Mom, Henry and I planted our garden last week. I’m curious how Henry will react when he sees the first seedlings of peas. Or when the pumpkins are large enough to carve! And when we can make cucumber salad with fresh, from the garden, cucumbers. The experience ofgrowing a garden to a preschooler has […]

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It’s Playtime! : Big Art Edition

Creating Art while sitting just doesn’t do it in this house. To get Henry the most involved [and happy while doing it], I come up with ways to make art that gets him moving as well.The best way to do this? Make the art big! The It’s Playtime posts that catch my eye the most […]

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Playtime Series : Messy Kids

———— Meet Rachele from Messy Kids! [This is part two in a series of features on the play based hosts of It's Playtime!] ———— Messy Kids is a play based blog written by Rachele, and is focused on thecreative process of art.Rachele lives in San Diego and sidekicks her blog as a clown!    This canvas art […]

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Playtime Series : The Imagination Tree

———— Meet Anna from The Imagination Tree! [This is part one in a series of features on the play based hosts of It's Playtime!] ———— The Imagination Tree is a very creative, play based blog written by Anna Ranson from the UK. She currently stays at home with her two little girls, but professionally she’s […]

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It’s Playtime! : Upcycle before Recycle

Recycling versus Upcycling? I’m still unsure of the differences, so I had to look it up and found this article from Intercon. How I understand it is to upcycle means you give new life to or reuse items without degrading it. Recycling degrades the item and turns it into something new again.So my advice: Do […]

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It’s Playtime! : Sensory Activities

We don’t set out to find ways to play with textures and do sensory activities. Usually, they find us in our own everyday play – whether you know it or not, your child is exposed to sensory type play every time he touches, eats, smells, or makes a mess with something! This week alone, Henry […]

It’s Playtime! : Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day, Henry and I created a fun and very playful bouquet of flowers together for my mom and for his late Grandma. Here’s a sneak peak. [Full post here!] Play based ideas preschoolers can do for Mother’s Day: Clean the house, preschooler style [very appreciated by mom]. Make the Yarn Circle Garland into a bouquet of […]