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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 […]

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It’s Playtime! : Favorite Play Posts

The Best of It’s Playtime! Your favorite ways to play from last week’s It’s Playtime! These playful posts had the most people that checked them out or the ones you ‘Liked’ the most. COOL Ice Art at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas had one popular post last week! This […]

Free Play : DIY Road Map

Not sure why it took me so long to realize that I can draw on our play table. But now that I have, Henry and I have created many road maps! Roads are the biggest hit. And since Henry can’t reach across the table, the road always goes around the table. [Its a 4x8 piece […]

Raising Kids is Tough : Dining Out

This month is dedicated to Eating Battles. This is the second week of your questions being answered [last week was food battles at the dinner table].  These hands on experts have given their professional and personal answers to help lessen your eating battles that you submitted. The Hands On Experts: Mom Expert: Jill of A Mom with a […]

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Thank You Sponsors : Top Referrers

I want to give a huge thank you to Fudoo Boards for continuing our partnership again and a big welcome to a new sponsor this month, A Mom with a Lesson Plan.   Fudoo Boards is a fun, interactive way to learn about and  maintain healthy eating habits as well as a healthy lifestyle! A Mom […]

It’s Playtime : Play Resources

I love a good round up of activities, art or crafts. A place where I can find a lot of play resources in one spot and go from there. [This also often introduces me to new blogs that I've never seen.] I do a round up each month on the topic I find most compelling […]