25 Just Plain Fun Activities for Active Kids

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My kids are definitely active kids. They rarely just sit to do activities, so we include a lot of movement in our activities. Lately, we've been doing a lot of gross motor activities that involve learning for the Move & Learn series, but what about just to get them moving just to have fun? These activities are the ones that the kids giggle during the most, the ones that ...

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!

10 activities for toddlers to learn shapes

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 ...