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Scavenger hunt time!  I would like to thank @handsonaswegrow for inspiring me. She does these free challenges that I have loved to do with the kids. I created a scavenger hunt with flash cards and the kids liked it a lot.  #iknowiamabigkidwhen  #twinklusa #worksheets #numbers #shapes #finemotorskills #alphabeth #letteringworksheets  #educationalactivities #childrenlearning #playmatters #learningthroughplay #earlylearning #playbasedlearning #earlychildhood #homeeducation #activitiesforkids
SAVE THE FISH 🐠 |  Using fish made out of pipe cleaners and our magnetic wand Mr had to save the fish from the tray, put them into the net and then pop them into the bucket of water.  This activity was designed with several steps as I want to start teaching him more procedure based play in preparation for playing some more formal games soon. . . #playingathome #learningthroughplay #outdoortoddlers #simpleplayideas #easyplayideas #toddlerroleplay #playingwithmagnets #outdoorplaying #passionforplay
Care to roll the dice? This week we talk about luck.  How do you define luck? How does one value luck? Do you find it empowering to think of or disempowering??? Click "Learn Now" to listen and subscribe.  For more Like and Share!  #kindness #economics #kindnessecon #kindnesseconomy #selfcare #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur #community #business #philosophy #paradigmshift #punchup #play #learningthroughplay #protectionism #buildingstrength #beingseen #speakingoutloud #millenial #tiktok #collegecheatingscandal #collegeadmissionsscandal #collegeadmissions #luck #kidsonline
🎨PAINTING WITH CARS🎨 . . If you saw my stories the other day you would have seen that we continued our colour mixing exploration using cars in paint 👌🏻 . . There is no end to craft and there is always way to spruce up the old boring painting... add some other materials- toys, leaves, sticks, flower, use the sponges or the wrong end of the paint brush!! Today we added cars 🚗 . . I knew cars would be perfect to continue our colour mixing exploration as R would drive the cars all over the page. We spoke about how the colours were changing and when he added more paint they became a more solid colour 🧐 . . R then moved on to using his hands... making a huge mess- but 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ . . And then it was his job to clean up. (Possibly his favorite part!) ☺️
#featurefriday - Read this lovely review of our very own Top-off coach, Lauren Grube: "Ms. Grube is more than excellent, she is in a class of her own. Her communication with us as parents was on point, her ability to read and understand her students, and motivate them through the regular “boys will be boys” messes they sometimes create was just great. Ms. Grube is not just a great teacher, she is a born teacher. The kind that I know neither my son, or us will ever forget." - Mr. Herrera, parent of a 4th grader
Heading out of town tomorrow for our 4 month checkup on our son. See anything ya want? Message me and I’ll send prices! Otherwise, these will be posted on our way to TN tomorrow !! :)
• PAINT THE ROAD •  With cars 😝 . I have a ridiculous amount of laundry to fold today 🙈 and I wanted to occupy the girls for a while and contain their mess a bit so I didn’t have to do a big tidy once I was through with the laundry . SO I set up this way to play track on the shower wall, put two tubs of paint out along with some cars, and let them go nuts with it all 😂 but the mess was contained, and the ‘clean up’ part was all a part of the fun for the girls! They spent about half an hour cleaning it all after playing, and nothing was spread outside of the shower, so I’m considering it a win! 🙌🏻 . It was also great to see the girls noticing the different tracks that different vehicles made along the road and experimenting with them all. They also got their mini animals (standard), and made footprints on the road with them! . These way to play roads are awesome because they can be used in so much messy play as they are made of rubber! And if you wet them a little, they stick to the tiles, so are perfect for bath time fun too! We’ve also used them with water and sand outside, and I’ve even seen people take them to the beach! We have the king of the road set and they’re from @oskarswoodenark ❤️ . Now wish me luck for finishing off the folding this afternoon 😅🙈 . . . #earlylearning101 #earlylearners #kidsactivities #playmatters #playathomemummy #oskarswoodenark #creativekids #childhoodunplugged #toddlerplay #preschoolactivities #toddleractivities #toddleractivitiesathome #playbasedlearning #learningthroughplay #playbased #followthechild #earlyyearsideas #preschoolathome #playathome #stayathomemum #diymum #invitationtoplay #earlychildhoodeducator #earlyyearsideas
Anyone else fans of UBAM’s wipe cleans? 😍 Lily mainly scribbles on them because she still a little young, but they keep her engaged for so LONG!! 🙌 I can’t get over the cute pictures!
Loose parts whilst Little Miss naps are always a good idea 👌  Available soon from @littletoytribe 😁  Do you own the Grapat Mandala pieces? How do you play with them? . . . #grapat #looseparts #learningthroughplay #earlylearning #earlychildhoodeducation #earlydevelopment #montessori #montessoriathome #waldorfinspired #counting #childhoodunplugged #playdiscovercreate #steamkids #playislearning #teachermum #littlelearners #littletoytribe
There’s still a week left of March!! Plenty of time to snag a FREE book! Are you interested in earning DOUBLE free books too? Book a party now before March runs out!
How do I prepare my child for a new sibling? 👶🏼🍼 A new baby joining the family can introduce many changes. It’s not just the preparations before hand but once the baby is born the elder child has to adjust to the families attention being redirected for caring for the newborn. This is a big change for a child to handle. This is when jealously and bad behaviour might be noticed.  Here are some ways to make the change a little easier to manage: 1. During pregnancy discuss the new arrival of the baby in ways that your child will understand. 2. For young child the concept of time is irrelevant they will not understand when you say “You will be a big sister/brother in 5 months time.” Find ways to connect it with a timeframe your child can process. “After your birthday you will be a big brother/sister.” 3. Share your baby scans and photographs 4. Read books about being a big brother/sister 5. Organise play dates with friends that have more than one child 6. Talk about baby names together as a family  7. Let your child visit you when you are in the hospital. It’s more of a shock if you just arrive home with their sibling. 8. Keep routines as consistent as possible. Changing the routines because of a newborn affects your child’s comfort and consistency. 9. Include your child in activities at home with your newborn. Let your child “take care” of their baby and interact with the newborn. 10. Have toys (puzzles, Lego, colouring) to do while you are breastfeeding. This is often when your older child will start demanding your attention. 11. Create one on one moments with your older child during the day so that they feel special. 12. Encourage open communication at home where your older child can share their feelings 👩🏼‍🏫👶🏼🍒#teacher #iteach #iteachtoo #teachersofig #teachersofinstagram #teaching #teachersfollowteachers #teacherlife #teachertip #thisparentlife #parenting #momlife #dadlife #parentingtips #magicofchildhood
Got woken up this morning because Kara wanted to "rotate" the materials in her shelves. Nowadays, she is the one who initiates the change and replaces the items (she knows where the rest are stored anyway). I know that she loves painting so much so we placed a new set of watercolour and washable paints.  I have been advised by educators before that the most important part of the Montessori Prepared Environment is the #preparedadult 🥰🥰🥰 The entire environment depends on us as the guide to observe and prepare it to fully meet the needs of the child.  After we were done "rotating", the first thing Kara wanted to use was her sequence cards. She invited me to join her (the mat is her sacred workspace so we dont really join her unless were invited - likewise, she asks permission when she enters my home office). Sequencing or logic is a very important skill. At home, this is easily practiced through practical life activities (where there is a start and an end to the process). And, I did notice Kara enjoys putting picture cards in order and then telling a story about what is happening. This sequencing activity also builds on the child’s powers of observation. We have a deck but we only put out the sets she can relate to (like preparing a sandwich haha basta pagkain alam na alam na yan ni Kara!)
Going over our @kincollectivestudio March Curriculum. We joined right in the middle of the month so I’m organizing and planning so we can enjoy every activity throughly.  For those of you that don’t know what is kin.... Kin Collective Studio is a nature based education company with a monthly curriculum subscription program. Each month they upload an easy to follow step by step curriculum with lots of nature based and hands on learning activities. Great for busy parents or for homeschoolers like myself that are looking for complementing activities. This month curriculum theme is space. Coincidentally Eren has been interested in learning more about space. I will be sharing more pictures of the activities later so keep tuned. ————————————————— Repasando nuestro currículo de @kincollectivestudio para el mes de marzo. Nos subscribimos justo a mitad de mes así que estoy planificando y organizando para poder disfrutar cada actividad en su totalidad.  Para los que no saben que es Kin... Kin Collective Studio es una compañia de educación basada en la naturaleza, ellos tienen un plan mensual de subscripción para sus currículos. Cada mes suben a su página un currículo fácil de entender y con instrucciones paso a paso y detalladas con una variedad de actividades basadas en la naturaleza y en las que el niño aprende en la práctica. Es fantástico para los padres que no cuentan con tanto tiempo para planear un currículo completo desde 0 o para homeschoolers como yo que desean añadir actividades complementarias. El tema para este mes es El Espacio. Casualmente Eren esta teniendo mucho interés en aprender acerca del espacio. Luego les estaré compartiendo mas fotos de las actividades así que quédense cerquita. *Los currículos son completamente en ingles. Esto presenta una buena oportunidad para introducir el idioma ingles a sus pequeños, pero también puede utilizar las actividades y adaptarlas  al español.
New Listing! These 3 unfinished bugs are now available in our Etsy shop. How adorable would these be in an Easter basket?! Your little artist can paint them or leave them natural pine wood! $12 for the set of 3 (plus shipping). Dragonfly, snail and bee. #woodentoy #woodwork #naturalplay #learningtoys #waldorf #waldorfinspired #montessori #montessoriinspired #imaginativeplay #waldorftoys #montessoriathome #simpletoys #simpleplay #learningthroughplay #handmade #kidsgiftideas #naturallearning #easterbasketideas #woodenbugs #waldorfeaster
Play Table: Swedish or Australian habitat. 🌲🌳🍂🍄 The woods or the rainforest. 🌴🌳🍃🥥 Pippi got to place animals into the forest habitat they belong to and she was super switched on and did really well! 🐻🦊🐺🐗🦉🐿🦔🦌 Play trays are lazy susan’s from Kmart.  Book: Silly Galah by Janeen Brian. Placemat: Sigges (Sweden). Most animals & decorations from Kmart. Other animals from: @earth_toys @schleichofficial @puggle.post 🐨🐭🐸🐍🐊🐕🦜 _____________________ #letthembelittle #exploreeverything #imagination #earlychildhood #learningthroughbooks  #earlylearning #earlyyears #handsonlearning #playtime #playislearning #playbasedlearning #playathome #learningthroughplay #everydayplayhacks #natureplay #playideas #playtray #kmartplaytray #sensoryplay #invitationtoplay #preschoolplay #natureschool #homeschooling #bilingual #animalhabitat #rainforest #matchhabitat #woodforest
Animal Match 🐨🐢🦈🐧 . Sat down with Mr 1.7 this morning to play a little animal matching game using some toys animals and @kmart animal tiles.  I put out 4 different animals at a time and told him what each one was then let him have a go at matching. He loved it and whilst a little challenging, he still got most of them right. He was so happy with himself 😊😊 . . . . . . . #toddlerplay #toddleractivities #matching #animalmatch #learningthroughplay #playislearning #playbasedlearning #wherelearningmeetsplay #kidsactivities #kidsatplay #earlylearning
Are you a homeschool family looking to connect with other homeschoolers? Community is important so let’s encourage and support each other on this journey!  Come and join our Homeschool Follow Train!  Here’s how to participate: 1. Follow the host @choosejoyhomeschool  2. DM host for image and script to participate  3. Post image and script to your account  4. Like, comment and follow all other accounts using this image and hashtag #choosejoyhomeschoolfollowtrain2 5. Allow 24 hrs for a follow back 6.Follow Train will run from March 22, 2019 through March 24, 2019. Feel free to archive after this date.  #allhomeschoolerswelcome #homeschoolersofinstagram #homeschoolers  #childhoodunplugged #montessori #charlottemason #unschoolers  #homeschoolroom #homeschoolmom #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolcollective #homeschoolers #secularhomeschool #homeschooling #homeed #homeeducation #waldorfeducation #homeschoolmoms #homeschoollife #365homeschool #unschooling #homeschoolmama #learningthroughplay #homeeducator #homeschooler #homeschoolcurriculum #homeschoolfollowtrain2019 #choosejoyhomeschoolfollowtrain
CHILD LED PLAY 🙌🏻❤️ . These bugs have been very popular here over the last week or so.  Everything we do I am asked, “can the bugs play with us?” So over they come! . This was completely child led, directed and set up.  The tub was sitting outside, first I was asked for water in the tub so we filled it up with the hose together, then was asked for the bugs, then some “tools” to quote exactly what was said! 😂😍 . Child led play never fails!  This was the longest, concentrated period of time we’ve had in a while.  It was great to see their imagination work and wander from thought to thought. . I’m glad i took a step back and followed their lead, children always know exactly what they need to fill up their cup 🙌🏻❤ . #childledplay #playathome #learnthroughplay #montessori #earlylearning #nannying #playmatters #learningthroughplay #homeschool #preschool #montessoriathome #preschoolteacher #followthechild #preschoolathome #kindergarten #preschooler #playideas #sensoryplay #childhoodunplugged #outdoorplay #playoutside #100hoursoutside #toddlerfun
Love this!! || #repost @thepatchworkparent ・・・ When a child is acting out, he/she is experiencing internal turmoil. •  As Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting and Soul Of Discipline, would say, their “misbehavior” is really disorientation. And the behavior, though it may not be desirable, is their way of telling us that something doesn’t feel right. Did you know that the frontal lobe- responsible for impulse control, emotional regulation, and planning, among other things, doesn’t fully develop until your early to mid 20’s?? So a child’s brain is physically incapable of doing what ours does when we encounter big emotions. •  So, if we can respond with curiosity and “listen” to what their behavior is telling us, we are in a better place to help than if we just direct our attention to the behavior - the outward display of a child’s internal struggle. • • • • • • • •  #simplicityparenting #simplicityparentingcoach #slowchildhood #unconditionalparenting #attachmentparenting #letthembelittle #honestmotherhood #learningthroughplay #slowparenting #intentionalparenting #gentleparenting #magicofchildhood #childhoodunplugged #preservechildhood #wildandfreechildren #runwildmychild #momtomany #largefamily #behavioriscommunication #comefromcuriosity
Busch Gardens didn’t know I was bringing my own monkeys to the park today 🐵
Invitation to Sort 🖐🏻 . Working together to sort their loose parts into a tray. No restrictions or expectations, just lots of little hands working and conversations about colors and shapes. 🙌🏻 . #findthelittlemind #grapat #biddleandbop #sorting #sortingtray #looseparts #finemotorskills #invitationtoplay #siblings #handsonlearning #learningthroughplay #playtolearn #playbasedlearning #colors #shapes #learningisfun
Helping children believe in themselves. Creative Cha Cha Cha encourage the children in many ways. Check our workshops. #reggioemiliaapproach #children #learningthroughplay #quotes #fun #believe #helpingchildren #stem #education #earlylearning #creativechachacha #paumorenophotography  Picture by @paumorenophotography
Where's this spy agent off to? To find Oli's lost crown, of course! Let your little one be a spy agent for the day with our I Spy Boxship. How does your weekend look like? 😉  @olisboxshipfaqs #shoponline〖i Spy Boxship | www.olisboxship.com〗⠀ ⠀ #olisboxship #ignitecreativeplay #curiouscrafter #subscriptionboxph #creativeplayinabox #learningthroughplay #unpluggedchildhood #lovespelledtime #pretendplay #spy #agent #spykids #educationaltoysph #educationaltoysforkidsph #uniquegiftsforkidsph #giftsforkidsph #shopph #onlinestoresph #kidsph #momph #parentingph #montessoriph #homeschoolingph #educationaltoysph #toysph #babyandbreakfast #trylocalph  #smartparenting #homeschoolph
DIY ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you @play_at_home_mummy for the inspiration for this one! Jumbo paddle pop sticks, magnetic tape and magnetic numbers from @kmartaus (of course) and our amazing metal chips from @littletoylane and we had some very fun counting sticks! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last week I did this in class as well except I popped the magnetic numbers and chips in the rainbow rice, gave the kids some tweezers and a magnet stick and got them to pick up the pieces out of the rice to make their stick! Very engaged little learners! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I would love to know where you get even jumboer (I’m fully aware that’s not a word) sticks?? We struggled to fit enough chips on once we got to about 7 at school 🤷🏼‍♀️ Oh and tip.. the numbers only stick if you have them that way.. there’s a science lesson in it but I didn’t have the brain power 🤯
Anyone else working on sorting by size? My toddlers have mastered sorting "big" and small objects but today we talked about the word LARGE. So to help  work on the new vocab word I had them sort large cars and small cars. Super easy set up that you can do  under 2 minutes! #early #earlychildhoodeducation #earlyyears #preschool #preschoolathome #learningisfun #preschoolteacher #preschoolactivity #earlychildhood #learningthroughplay #playathome #homeschool #toddler #toddlerofig #toddlerlearning #playmatters #montessori #montessoripreschool #teachersofinstagram #invitationtoplay #childhoodunplugged #playathome #letthembekids #sandiego #lettthemexplore #momtogs #letthekids #motherhoodunplugged  #homeschoolingideas #sahm @homeschoolingideas  @dayswithgrey @cintaandco @activelittles @mothercould @littleslearninglife @toddleractivitiesathome @learnandbloom
Grayson had a great time Ice Painting with his Bugs! 🐛🐜🐞In an ice cube tray we froze insects in paint. Then I laid out a large piece of butcher paper and he painted!🎨 Thank you @crayonboxchronicles !! . He was making a super colorful project at first until he asked for a bowl of water to wash his bugs and then things got messy!😝 You can check it all out on my Stories. . #totschool #simpleplay #instakids #childhoodunplugged #education #totschoolactivities #toddlers #funforkids #creativekids #handsonlearning #momsoninstagram #sahm #wahm #instamom #playmatters #toddlerfundamentals #playideas #childhood #playislearning #earlylearning #learningthroughplay #toddlermom #bugsandinsects #sensorypainting #icepainting
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Hidden pictures!  An oldie but a goodie, and one I haven't actually done with Lawrence yet!  Using a white crayon I drew a few simple pictures and his name on a piece of paper and then gave him some water colours and asked him to find the hidden pictures.  He loved it and asked to do another one. So I guess we're doing it again this arvy! . . . #everydayplayhacks #invitationtocreate #invitationtoplay #earlylearning #earlyyearsplay #earlylearningideas #playdiscovercreate #wherelearningmeetsplay #learningthroughplay #invitationtodiscover #kidsplayideas #kidspainting #kidsactivities #paintingwithkids  #earlyyearsideas #crayonart #playathomemummy #playbased #stayathomemum #kidsart #kidscrafts #letthemcreate #playmatters #playbasedlearning #playislearning #getcreative #littleplayideas
The brain is like a sponge ... so we poured food coloring on a brain mold made out of salt to see how information is absorbed into the brain 🧠 . . . #sciencecoop #brain #learningaboutthebrain #handsonlearning #learningisfun #learningthroughplay #scienceforkids #scienceexperiments #scienceforkids #wildandfreechildren
| PLAYING WITH DAD | I love watching my husband and daughter play together. I feel dads bring such a different element to play 😉. Here’s the two of them pretending to play the Xbox with a literal cardboard box in front of them. My daughter keeps questioning what each button does and he bothers to explain them. In the next picture is him explaining to her how to win a tic-tac-toe game. My husband is a geeky dude so he will expose my daughter geeky stuff yet play dress up and have princess tea parties. 😂 . . #daddysgirl #daddydaughtertime #heartmelt #childhoodmemories #letthembelittle #childhoodunplugged #learningthroughplay #daddyisthebest #besthusbandever #weekendvibes #familytime
Какую сторону предпочитаете вы:сторону света, или сторону тьмы?😀 Мы-однозначно обе🌗 Отличная игра для детей любого возраста, вплоть до подросткового, с историями из-под одеяла с фонариком у рта: «В одном чёрном-чёрном городе...Бу!👻».Во-первых, это просто. На первой фотографии все та же банка из-под Генричкиных перекусов, которая фигурировала у нас в «постоянстве объектов», а внутри- папин телефон. У нас дома нет фонарика🤷🏻‍♀️. Во-вторых, малыша такая «игрушка» просто месмеризует 🌀 и одновременно отлично стимулирует его зрение. Такое развлечение особенно подходит деткам, которые ещё не ползают, и которых нужно выкладывать на животик, их внимание достаточно долго удерживается малым источником света в темноте. 📌Ну а Генричке, как всегда перепало от тёти, которая его нещадно балует: поезд с фонариком. Так что теперь большую часть дня мама на четвереньках гоняет с поездом в руке 🚂 и голосит: ”Chugga chugga choo choo...”, а сынок получает свой заряд положительных эмоций и отличную тренировку в виде ползания! P.S. Начиная с 4х мес показывайте малышам, как включается и выключается свет💡. Это
Superheroes for the letter S today! I love projects that we can make then play with after, the perfect activity for our #funfriday🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️ #tgif #friyay #paperbagcraft #paperbagpuppet #superhero #superheroes #teacherlife
After our lunch date with Daddy, Ryan and I had a great day out and about. We hit all the good places Target, Michaels, Costco, and Ross. I picked up some stuff to start doing sensory play with Ryan. I love how inexpensive it is!
Students were given an opportunity to head down to drop off their #blanketsofhope and say a little blessing or prayer over the blanket... This #kindergarten student took his time praying for whomever receives this blanket and anyone who helps them. It was a moving moment for all... 💜 #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #kindergarten #iteachk #iteachtoo #iteachkinder #iteachkindergarten #learningthroughplay #mrsmacskinders #kindergartenteacher #canadianteacher #shareyourclassroom #yql #weareteachers #teacherlife #blanketsofhope #cathed
¡Qué lindo viernes! Actividades llenas de color y diversión. ¡Y festejamos el cumple de Benicio y de Valentina que cumplieron 2 añitos! 💕💯🎂 🌈 Que tengan un hermoso finde 🌈
Who are little Mermaid's fan right here??? Our very own dear Ms Ali is in a musical and this time, it’s kid-friendly!  She is playing Ariel’s sassy sister “Aquata” in The Little Mermaid. It’s runs weekends from April 12-28, including 2 matinee performance on the 14th and 28th. Tickets are already on sale and you can get them on the website: www.morrisparkplayers.org.  Use the promo code “Aquata” to get $3 off yout ticket, too. Let's show our love and support by watching her perform on stage.
There's no sweeter and better way to spend some precious time with your little readers than snuggling up together while reading your favorite book!😍 📷 Via @simple play and craft ideas
Seriously... this project has touched all of our hearts so deeply. Thank you @blanketsofhopenyc for giving us the opportunity to give back to our community in such a huge way... 💜 The smiles and the pride in these eyes (and these notes!) day it all... #blanketsofhope #bekind #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #kindergarten #iteachk #iteachtoo #iteachkinder #iteachkindergarten #learningthroughplay #mrsmacskinders #kindergartenteacher #canadianteacher #shareyourclassroom #yql #weareteachers #teacherlife #onemillionactsofgood #goodgoesround
Just in case you were still wondering, painting anything but the intended canvas for the project is still the general MO of toddlers, and I love it 😉. Also, I’ve determined that sometimes my favorite part of creating with paint is what the palette looks like at the end 👌. These are metal stove burner covers from @walmart. We use them All. The. Time. . . . The initial inspiration here was egg carton flowers (thanks @iheartartsncrafts for the inspiration) and I still think they turned out pretty beautiful, despite the fact that there was more paint on hands and faces than egg cartons, but since I’m more “process over product”, others might disagree 🙃. . . If you’re afraid of messes, try putting a $2 shower curtain down on the floor (you can throw it in the wash afterwards) and use @crayola washable paint. It literally always wipes right off skin. Add some long sleeved smocks (we often opt for throwing clothes right in the wash instead) and you’ll be in business. . . And I do realize I should probably retire the Santa PJs now that it’s “spring” 🦋🌲🌸 .  #letthembelittle #sensoryexploration #learningthroughplay #washablepaintisyourfriend #finemotorplay #paletteplay #sisters #processoverproduct
Exploring the old typewriter today. Its only been out for a week, but today was the day that everyone was interested and curious!  #homeschooling #homedaycare #typewriter #remington #exploration #handsonlearning #childhoodeducation #childhoodunplugged #oldtech #theoldendays
With #spring starting we spent time learning about #rainbows and how they are created and what colors are in them as well as what the #rain bring that helps us grow #gardens and #plants.💚💛 . . . #springtime #learning #learningthroughplay #crafts #playbox #earlyeducation #fun
This was by far my favorite project I did with the kids!🙌🏻 Taught them about #martinlutherking, #equality, while doing simple #science. They fully understand that just like these eggs being different colors that us people of all colors are all the same on the inside. Something I truly wanted our children to accept and respect!💘 . . . #learningthroughplay #holiday #martinlutherkingday #learningthroughplay #earlyeducation
World Academy Of Development incredibly impacted his life. ⠀ ⠀ #education ⠀ #learning ⠀ #learningisfun ⠀ #learningthroughplay ⠀ #learningenglish ⠀ #learningbydoing⠀ #faith⠀  #educationforall⠀  #life ⠀ #guidance⠀  #study ⠀ #school⠀  #knowledge ⠀ #book ⠀ #teacher ⠀ #youth⠀  #friends⠀  #students⠀  #studying ⠀ #learning
New post! Lets not get lost in all that Easter candy. Give your kids something that will spark creativity and joy all year long! Montessori and Waldorf toys are great, simple, and make "eggcellent" hand me downs. Link in Bio  #children #child #easter #montessori #preschool #waldorf #learningthroughplay #homeschool #earlylearning #howweplay #invitationtoplay #waldorftoys #howwemontessori #toddlerlife #toddleractivities #sensoryplay #kidsactivities #earlychildhood #easterbasket #wildandfreechildren #playmatters
#spelling fun with simple dollar store items! Love finds like this!🙌🏻 . . . #abcs #letters #sitewords #simple #namespelling #earlyeducation #learningthroughplay
Around Valentines Day we practiced making #patterns. Both kids really impressed me with this one! 💗 . . . #earlyeducation #valentinesday #holidayfun #learningthroughplay #learning #fun #stickers
Embracing the fun that is being extremely messy! Our "crazy kitchen" sensory bin!🍽 • Good old shaving cream and a little bit tempera paint!🖌🎨 We threw in some silicone spatulas (which are super helpful with scraping the shaving cream off of little hands!😂), mixing bowls, and cups. Super easy, super entertaining! This was a huge hit this week!🎉 . . . #kinder #kindergarten #kinderlife #earlylearning #earlychildhoodeducation #teachersofinstagram #fdk #ece #earlychildhoodeducator #teachersfollowteachers #inquiry #playbasedlearning #learningthroughplay #iteachk #canadianteacher #frenchimmersion #maternelle #sensorybin #invitationtoplay
Way back this past fall, a bunch of little caterpillars were eating away at my coworker's garden.  She brought them in so that we could take a look at them with the children.  These lovely little guys stay in their chrysalis until the temperature was warm enough for them again, up to 9 months I think I read. Today one came out and spread its spectacular wings!  #earlychildhoodeducation #earlyyears #children #playtolearn #play #learningthroughplay #emergentcurriculum #interestbased #preschool #preschoolscience #butterfly #swallowtail
Holiday #sensorybins for #christmas #valentinesday & #stpatricksday perfect for teaching colors, more about the holidays, and textures shapes and sizes! One of our favorite things are to do these from time to time.🎄💌🍀 . . . #preschoolathome #learningthroughplay #holidays #learning #learningthroughplay #colors #shapes #textures #sizes #sensory #fun #handson #earlyeducation
Pantry clean out play at its finest 😉 I had a heap of 2 minute noodles in my pantry that we don't eat so I thought I would cook 'em up and set an activity up for Nate ✌ It was a simple 'find the bugs' activity using some tongs 👌 Reality was.... eating the noodles and that's about it 🤦‍♀️ Coz apparently my kids won't eat half the food I put on their plate  but as soon as I put it in a tub to play with they'll eat it all 🤷‍♀️ Maybe I should start serving dinner in a sensory tub 🤔 . . . #pantryhacks #everydayplayhacks #kmartplaytray #activities #sensoryplay #sensory #sensorykids #busytoddler #childhood #daycare #independent #kids #learningthroughplay #montessori #mumlife #imagination #creativekids #educationalplay #invitationtoplay #happymum #fun #getthemoutside #homeschool #homeschooling #theboredtoddler #sahm #childhoodunplugged #earlylearning #creativekids
Today’s book had some amazing water color paintings so we decided to play with water colors. First the kids painted their boots with water colors.  Then on a separate paper using straws and droppers they dropped colored water on to the paper and blew it around with straws.  Then we dried the excess water with a paper towel that we then let dry. The kids compared the dried paper towels color which was darker to the paint that was left on the paper which was much lighter.  Then using a scanner we put their rain boots on both papers so they could compare backgrounds. It was fun to see how the water color absorbs differently into different types of paper (printer paper, card stock, paper towel) and how that effects the final art outcome. . . #homeschoolart #poetryteatime #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #homeschooldad #preschoolteacher #prekteacher #kindergartenteacher  #homeschoolinspiration #learningathome #unschooling #athomelearning #homeschoolinggirls #homeschoolingboys #wildandfreechildren #welleducated #adventuresofchildren #sahmlife #childhoodunplugged #learningthroughplay #letthembelittle #learningthroughplay #teacherscorner #momspiration
🐇🐢wild opposites 🐘🦉 In Sunny’s 9 months check-up, our doctor recommended us to focus on opposite words, we got a small book that gives us opposite words based on animals. And I create this game for her by picking up her toys. We had so much fun. I told her with color of toys, big-small 🐙,tall-short 🦒🐧,fast-slow🐇🐢,above-below🐒,left-right 🐘,day-night 🦉,inside-outside.You can make it bigger. I talked with her Turkish,English and Spanish. She touched, listened,had fun.The idea about this game is promote her sensory motor skills. 🐰I’ve been asked by some of my friends about  Sunny’s toys and activity so I decided to create this account. Hope you will get interest and will do your baby. #playbasedlearning #sunnybunnyactivity #learningwithfun #learningthroughplay #stayathomemom #earlylearning #babymilestones #babygirl #babyactivities
It’s #flatlayfriday everyone! Anyone else love spending hours planning out their kids outfits and then just throw semi-clean yoga pants on themselves? 😂 Please tell me I’m not alone! . . Pic: @mommaneeds2wine . . #igkids #learningthroughplay #girlmom #gooutsideandplay #thehappynow #our_everyday_moments #mytinymoments #holdthemoments #motherofdragons #makeyousmilestyle #flashesofdelight #momlife #momproblems #littleandbrave #raisethemwild #humansofjoy #ig_motherhood #childrenofig #toddlerlife #dinoobsessed #themagicofchildhood #creativeplay #letthekids #flatlaystyle #dinohoodie #pretendplay #pixel_kids #babyfashion #wolfeandscamp⠀
Environment matters- giving kids space to play and explore matters the most! #learningthroughplay #nhkids #grimmswoodentoys #brothers #letthemplay
Cara Cara oranges🍊, OJ, and Roseberry’s great escape. I purchased this book when I was in elementary school and the author/illustrator Kate Duke a local New Haven resident came to school to read it to us. It’s a great story about an adventurous 🐷 and the water color illustration was something that we enjoyed and had fun replicating. . . #teatimestories #poetryteatime #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #homeschooldad #preschoolteacher #prekteacher #kindergartenteacher  #homeschoolinspiration #learningathome #unschooling #athomelearning #homeschoolinggirls #homeschoolingboys #wildandfreechildren #welleducated #adventuresofchildren #sahmlife #childhoodunplugged #learningthroughplay #letthembelittle #learningthroughplay #teacherscorner #momspiration
E P I S O D E  4 •  Amanda Auer shares the story of her unique journey of becoming momma to four children, and how she and her sweet family are recovering this side of her three-year-old daughter’s recent heart transplant. Amanda and Husband Josh have graciously opened their lives to the world via social media in the midst of their “hard stuff” and in turn sparked incredible hope through Christ to thousands.
In honor of Letter E Week here, at our house, we decided to do an egg experiment🥚 🧪 that would dissolve the eggshell off the egg and leave the egg in a rubber like state. This is the first experiment that we have done, that has required William to wait more than a day for results. It has really tested his patience, but he has been very engaged and curious.  We started the experiment on Wednesday.  I gathered up 8 jars, 8 eggs, food coloring, water,  and vinegar. I wrote “water” on 2 pieces of tape and “vinegar” on two other pieces. I had William stick the labels on 4 of the jars. I had William fill 2 of the jars half way full with water. I explained to him that these jars would be the controls. I then helped him fill the rest of the jars half way full with vinegar. For fun, I let him add food coloring to 4 of the jars. I then helped him drop 1 egg in each jar, making sure it didn’t crack. William immediately observed the ones we dropped in vinegar were bubbling.  At the 24 hour mark, I helped William drain 1 of the water jars, 1 of the white vinegar jars and 2 of the jars with vinegar and food coloring. We then examined them. William accidentally broke the red one by squeezing it too hard. It upset him, but once I got him calmed back down, he thought how squishy the yellow egg was was really cool. (I’ll post some videos in my stories.) At the 48 hour mark, we drained the rest of the jars. William has enjoyed rolling the eggs around and gently bouncing them.  The simple explanation that I gave William was, “The vinegar ate away at the calcium of the eggshell. Calcium is the same thing that helps make your bones and teeth strong.” It was a big experiment for such a little scientists, but we had fun! I’m looking forward to doing this experiment again when he is older.  What fun and exciting activity did you do this week?
Dragon Play Dough Kit. DM me to order. . Have fun creating and playing with this Dragon inspired play dough kit. This play kit is great for developing fine motor skills, imaginative play, having fun and just keeping busy. Our play dough is super soft and homemade, scented with natural scents chosen to reduce anxiety and stress in children.These are $35 + postage. . . . . . . . . . . . .. #learningthroughplay #parenting #girlmom #parenthood #toddler #sahm #sensoryplay #montessori #uniteinmotherhood #homemade #candidchildhood #lifestyle #motherhoodsimplified #childhoodunplugged #momlife #dailyparenting #kidsactivities #motherhoodrising #momstyle #busykids #toddleractivities #motherhoodunplugged #preschool #motherhood #momblogger #boymom #toddlerlife #momstyle #bloggerlife #blogger #earlylearning
Frozen Play Dough Kit. . Have fun creating and playing with this Frozen inspired play dough kit. Make a snowman, create a kingdom or ice palace, use your imagination and have fun.This play kit is great for developing fine motor skills, imaginative play, having fun and just keeping busy. Our play dough is super soft and homemade, scented with natural scents chosen to reduce anxiety and stress in children.These are $35 + postage . Everything in this kit should be considered a choking hazard and is intended for children over age 3. Children should only use these materials under direct adult supervision. . . . . . . .. #learningthroughplay #parenting #girlmom #parenthood #toddler #familytime #sensoryplay #montessori #uniteinmotherhood #playdough  #candidchildhood #lifestyle #motherhoodsimplified #childhoodunplugged #momlife #dailyparenting #kidsactivities #motherhoodrising #momstyle #clickinmoms  #toddleractivities #motherhoodunplugged #preschool #motherhood #momblogger #boymom #toddlerlife #momstyle #bloggerlife #blogger #earlylearning

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