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Top 10 Indoor Activities for Toddlers

These are my top 10 indoor activities that I’ve done with my kids when they were toddlers. Since its winter time, I gotta have a handful of these up my sleeve. Indoor activities are great to have on hand for any age this time of year. But toddlers seem to especially get antsy and need […]

ABCs of Being a Hands on Mom

ABC Guide to be a Hands on Mom

We’re going to walk through what it means to be a hands on mom, from A to Z. I’ve talked previously on how to become a hands on mom by overcoming some common hurdles, or excuses, that we make for ourselves. But there’s more to it than that. In fact, I’ve put together an entire […]

10 easy tips to keep messy play - CLEAN!

10 Tips to Keep Messy Play Clean

Some tips for keeping it clean while having lots of messy play fun from Growing a Jeweled Rose. A messy way to play in the new year! Hello, my name is Crystal, writer and creator of the play based website Growing A Jeweled Rose. We share lots of sensory and messy play activities on Growing A […]

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6 Learning Activities on It’s Playtime

Learning activities enforce a child’s knowledge of what they’re already learning through play. These activities are usually best received when your kid is interested in the topic already. It is almost impossible to force a child, of preschool age or younger for sure, to learn something that they have absolutely no interest in yet. Be […]

15 Christmas Crafts and Activities at Christmastime

15 Christmastime Activities for Kids

The kids and I have had a blast with Christmastime activities this year! I thought I’d place them all in one spot, along with some of my faves from last year! With one week to Christmas, there’s plenty of time to do a few activities yet. However, I know with the holiday shopping madness, you’re […]

16 Materials Perfect for Toddler Busy Play

Lots of Busy Play Ideas to Keep Kids Busy

These materials and activity ideas will definitely come in handy to keep kids busy when I just gotta get something done! I have been trying my best to prepare myself and the kids for when the baby gets here in a couple of months. Right now, I’ve been thinking about how in the world am […]

35 name activities for preschooler to have fun learning their name

35 Name Activities for Preschoolers

Last year in three year old preschool, names were a big deal. So I can only suppose they will be again this year in four year old preschool. Henry learned to recognize his name pretty early on. At first, he thought any word that started [or even had one] with an H meant it was […]