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Get the Kids Moving Inside When its Too Hot Outside

When its too hot outside, do a gross motor activity inside. I don’t know about where you’re at, but right now, its starting to really get hot out and super humid and muggy. That means more time indoors. And that also means we need to get moving indoors since the boys have a lot of […]

10 simple ways to slow down and make your child's day! Yes!

10 Simple Ways to Slow Down & Make Your Child’s Day

Today’s post is a wonderful parenting reminder shared by Joyce of Childhood Beckons. 10 wonderful ways to slow down and savor the moments with your kids! We all need to take time to do these! Life can be hectic and busy. Parenting can sometimes seem to compound that problem. And then there’s the holidays. It’s very easy to get […]

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6 Math Activities for Kids Using School Unit Blocks

Today’s post has math activities for kids using blocks shared by Faigie of EduArt 4 Kids. The reason I call these blocks “school unit blocks” is because these are the type of blocks that are most often found in early childhood classrooms and centers. They can, however, definitely be purchased for use at home. I know, as I purchased […]

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30+ Fun Activities for Kids to Play in the Dirt!

To celebrate International Mud Day coming up, here’s 30 fun activities for the kids to have an excuse to get dirty! From construction activities to art with dirt, exploring teaching opportunities as well as the obvious mud and dirt sensory activities. Find a dirt patch, make some mud and start digging! For even more dirty […]

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Top 10 Water Experiments for Kids: For Learning!

This list of 10 top water experiments for kids is part of a fun top 10 series that I’m participating with a bunch [25+] of kid bloggers. We’re all featuring a Top 10 list of ways the kids can learn this summer. You can find the full list of everyone’s top 10 posts at This Reading Mama. […]

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20+ Activities to Start Learning Letters

To continue on our quest to reading, we’re continuing on reviewing [for Henry] and learning letters [for George] right now. They have to know them before reading, right? Be sure to check out what Jillian of A Mom with a Lesson Plan is sharing about Reading Rewards today for our summer reading program! The very […]

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Must Have Ride On Toys for Summer!

We recently received a powered ride on toy from Monster TRAX, the Dirt Racer 22. Something I swore my kids would never have… until my kids rode one of their cousin’s and spent the entire afternoon riding around their back yard. Monster TRAX offered me the Dirt Racer for the kids and I hesitantly accepted, […]

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30 Ways to Play with Balloons

A while ago, Henry and I had a little Balloon Extravaganza. Balloons are a blast! Get them out all year round! Since then, I’ve been on the lookout for fun ways to play with balloons. Here are 30 Ways to Play with Balloons: Through activities, art, experiments, and crafts!   ————————- balloon activities : Balloon Dice : […]

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Quick Toddler Activities That Require No Setup

These are my life savers! Quick toddler activities that I can do in a moment’s notice, with no setup… when things… you know… needed to be tamed. There are so many times when I find an activity to do with the kids and then realize that I need to spend a half hour to an […]