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Seven Mom Tips : Activia Selects

As a stay at home mom, and an admittedly, addicted blogger. I try to do things as quickly as possible. [This is just my nature, I've always been this way.] I’ve learned to involve the kids in what I’m doing. They love to help. Include them. This sometimes counteracts the getting it done quickly, but […]

Fudoo Boards Special Price!

Start tracking your family’s “food” and “do” adventures and know you are enjoying the good life! Füdoo Boards [a sponsor of hands on : as we grow] would like to extend a special exclusive offer to allhands on: as we grow readers! Yay for us! Get your family a füdoo Board kit for only $20.00.  [A […]

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It’s Playtime! : Creative Fun Art

Some creative and fun art that’s sure to brighten everyone’s day! The colorful art I found on It’s Playtime brought a smile on my face, so I hope it does to you too! Take a look at the beautiful kid’s creations! [Brick Wall Painting at Make and Play] Our house is brick, but I can’t […]

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Sensory Activity: Hauling Corn

With harvest in full swing at Grandpa’s farm, Henry’s always begging to go along and ride in the combine. This weekend, the entire family got out there and rode along! I decided to bring home some corn straight from the field for a sensory activity! [Okay, it may have gone through the corn bins before I got […]

Kid-Friendly iPad Apps : iPad Giveaway

How do you feel about introducing your preschooler to technology? I think technology is a necessity. While I don’t want Henry to sit in front of a video game all day, I do believe that technology rules this world and will only be moreso as our children grow up in it. I’ve let Henry use […]

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Another Month Review : Thanks Sponsors!

I can’t believe its October already… Thinking about Halloween and the holidays are just around the corner. September has brought about the kickoff of a monthly hands on : as we grow newsletter. Here’s the first one, in case you missed out. Be sure to sign up to get sneak peaks of the upcoming month! […]

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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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It’s Playtime! : Autumn Leaves

Henry and I have been gathering leaves and other nature items on our walks each day. In hopes to make or do something exciting with them. Not really sure what yet. But we’re collecting them in the meantime. Autumn is in full swing here in Iowa and so is It’s Playtime! Your autumn posts are […]

A First Birthday Celebration

Happy 1st Birthday George! We celebrated with friends and family this past weekend. I try to provide entertainment for the kids, not activities or crafts that I have to lead. I set out open-ended items that I think the kids can use themselves and not get bored with. I always swap out my rug for the ABC play mat. […]