A Mom with a Lesson Plan : Spotlight

Are you organized and have a lesson plan? I don’t. But, thankfully, Jill from A Mom with a Lesson Plan does! Head on over and check out the new sponsor on the blog, A Mom with a Lesson Plan! There’s Lesson Plans for every theme imaginable and it keeps growing! Just last week, Jill added […]

Raising Kids is Tough : Ask the Experts

  Raising a Kid is Tough. Teaching your children to become responsible adults is a lot of pressure for teachers and parents. To lend a helping hand, experts are here to lend you an ear along with their advice. The Raising Kids is Tough Series is a series of posts dedicated to help take the tough […]

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It’s Playtime! : Fine Motor Skills

Gross motor skills, Henry has down. He was an early walker, and always ahead of the curve for all the big milestones. Those tedious fine motor skills though, Henry has a little trouble with. Henry’s not the most patient little boy, so sneaking in some practice can sometimes be tricky. We have found a few […]

11 Fun ways for preschoolers to clean up too

11 Fun Ways for Preschoolers to Clean Up

Cleaning is a part of life, unfortunately. Why not start at a young age? I like to include clean up as part of the activity we’re doing. Making it fun makes it seem more like something we get to do, rather than have to. Henry usually goes with my ideas and generally loves the clean […]

Toddler Activity: Pots & Pans

Baby Busy Play: Pots & Pans

Awhile back, I posted about a cause and effect activity for some learning baby play, while knocking over block towers. This time, George made some noise! I got out the pots and pans and a few utensils. George set out to explore these new objects. He did hit the pots to hear their noise a little, […]

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About hands on : as we grow

Hands on : as we grow is all about hands on activities for hands on moms. Email: [email protected] Blog : hands on : as we grow Facebook : hands on : as we grow Pinterest: hands on : as we grow [Jamie] Twitter : @handsonaswegrow Hands on : as we grow is focused on the activities I [Jamie] do with my […]

It’s Playtime! : Paper Play

Last week on It’s Playtime, I featured all about colors. This week, its all about paper. Sometime to do with both paper and colors: A Color Collage! I’m over at Mama Pea Pod today sharing about this fun learning activity! As for some play ideas with paper? My play pals punch, fold, rip, glue and […]

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Conflict Resolution : A Mommy Fun Fact

Guest Post by Jill’s the wonderful mom behind the blog, A Mom With A Lesson Plan.  Jill approached me to do a guest post swap on our blogs. I had to take her up on the offer, I absolutely adore her blog! [Read as: check out her blog asap!] Today, I’m over at A Mom […]

American Heart Walk : Ellie’s Story

Ellie Jo. Ellie happens to be my husband’s cousin. She also happens to only be [almost] 4. That makes her one of Henry’s best friends.  Keep reading to learn a little about Ellie’s life. [Inserted throughout are quotes from Ellie's Mom, Heidi.]   Ellie Jo. Every year, the Heart Walk for the AHA lands right […]

It’s Playtime! : Colors

Henry has learned his colors long ago. He has also learned the different shades of green, blue, pink, purple and other colors. We’re just learning what happens when you mix two colors together. [I do think he has what blue and yellow make together figured out though!] There are lots of fun ways to implement learning about […]