Find the Letter & Swat It! Active Way for Learning Letters!

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I've been working a lot on letters with George lately. He's getting them down pretty good, I'm just reinforcing what he already knows and building his confidence that he does know what the letters are! This activity was inspired from an iPad app for young kids called KneeBouncers. It has all different areas of learning, but we focused on learning letters. You choose whatever ...

10 Shape Activities for Toddlers! It’s Hip to be Square!

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We've been having a little bit of fun lately doing some hands on shape activities! George is on a shapes kick right now, anytime he asks for an activity, he's been asking for 'shapes'. Can't say no to that! I keep the shapes we work on pretty basic. Usually the square, triangle, circle. And then I usually sneak in an odd one here and there just to introduce it, like the ...

Basic Life Skills for 3 & 4 Year Olds to Know

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When Henry started preschool, I started thinking about life skills for kids to know and wondering if Henry can do what he should be doing at this time. As a parent, I often wonder if Henry's on the right track. If he's doing everything he should be doing. Or if he's lacking in an area. When he was younger, I'd track all the developmental charts to make sure he's on track. But ...

Getting Messy with a Mud Target Practice for Kids

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Setting up a simple target practice for kids leads to great gross motor practice with throwing! This is a messy, but oh-so-fun one. "If you want more mud, then go get more dirt." Yep. I actually said those words. And it was so worth it. A mess can always be cleaned up later. Especially when you have Clorox Green Works [who's sponsoring this post today!] on hand to clean up ...