Puzzles are just amazing and so helpful for kids development. They help with cognitive development, fine and gross motor skills, hand eye coordination, trial and error, problem solving and creative imagination. Dia absolutely loves puzzles however now they are quiet easy for her. So to keep it interesting as well as challenging for her I am always looking for new ways. So sometimes we mix different puzzles together. I have been seeing various versions of wrapping up pieces of the puzzles using foil or wrapping paper. To keep it minimal waste, I decided to wrap them in the numerous catalogues we get flooded with every week. Catalogues are one of my favourites to use in play for number or alphabet recognition, object finding even just cutting practice. And to continue with the theme of catalogues I decided to use the green grocery bag to store the wrapped pieces of the puzzle as part of the activity #littlediadiaries
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS || our children finished school for the Year today! They've had a fabulous year of learning, and have been lucky to be taught by kind, caring and dedicated teachers. 💛 Miss7 came home and crafted these adorable emoji bracelets. She threaded the beads herself, making patterns as she went, and even tried to tie off the ends of the strands. 💛 Making them was great school holiday fun. The beads are part of a kit from @creativityforkidsaustralia and are available from @officeworks and @bigwaustralia
When I bought my car- my sons were so pleased. They’d put up with an old beat up Camry that had a sagging roof held up with drawing pins for years. I had upgraded to a new RAV4 - way more comfortable for two boys who are both over 6 feet tall......until..... I met my husband and had two new siblings for them! Poor Reuben in the middle is six foot six and has to squeeze in the middle 🥺🤣 Tempted to get a minivan! 😬♥️😍 - - - #raisingmytribe#candidchildhood#magicofchildhood#unitedinmotherhood#parenthood_moments#celebrate_childhood #connectingmoms #aussiemum#motherhood#childhood#instamum#melbournemum#dailyparenting#parenting#familylife#motherhoodrising#aussiekids#lovemychildren #preschoolerlife#preschoolerlove#ilovemydaughter#toddlerlife#toddlerlove#ilovemyson#theyreonlylittleonce#siblings#tallpeopleproblems#blendedfamily
When the four-year-old helps with the Christmas wrapping! She did a great job labeling gifts for me this year! And I loooove my new Frenchie paper from @tjmaxx that I got on mega sale after Christmas last year! #drvetmom#mommyslittlehelper#santashelpers#frenchies
Bonding with the baby time 😍😃😃👍🏽 * * * #preschoollife#earlychildhoodeducator#bronx#aftercare#childcareprovider#earlyeducation#daycarelife#daycare#daycareprovider#earlychildhoodeducation#daycarekids#daycarefun#childcare#daycareflow#earlychildhood#daycaredays#daycaretime#nycdaycare#daycarepics#daycareready#daycares#preschooldays#preschoolfun#preschoolisfun#preschoolerlife#preschoolactivities#preschoolactivity#preschoolpics#earlychildcare#earlychildhoodeducators
KID MADE MODERN || I'm looking forward to sharing more about these beautiful @kidmademodern crafts with you over the next couple of weeks. In the mean time, they'd make fabulous Christmas presents. #cinta_christmas
Elizabeth's preschool Christmas Chapel was today and she sang so well and confidently. After studying the faces of the other audience members, I realized I was the only one getting misty eyed. Dang hormones 😉.
Loved seeing their faces light up with each present from Scholars Garden and their Secret Santas 🎉🎊😄😍😎 * * * #preschoollife#earlychildhoodeducator#bronx#aftercare#childcareprovider#earlyeducation#daycarelife#daycare#daycareprovider#earlychildhoodeducation#daycarekids#daycarefun#childcare#daycareflow#earlychildhood#daycaredays#daycaretime#nycdaycare#daycarepics#daycareready#daycares#preschooldays#preschoolfun#preschoolisfun#preschoolerlife#preschoolactivities#preschoolactivity#preschoolpics#earlychildcare#earlychildhoodeducators
One of my favorite parts of the day is coming downstairs after putting Sterling and Roz down for their naps to see what Victor has built in the 30 minutes he has to himself. 💗 He doesn't get as far with Sterling playing too, and can sometimes be frustrated by it. But it helps a lot that he has a quiet hour or two to himself every day. By the time Sterling drops his nap he'll be older and more apt to "parallel play" with Victor and we'll need more blocks! 😂 I get a lot of questions about how they use their playsilks, and this is a great example. In the main pic he is using the blue play silks as water underneath his bridge. 🌊💧
CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS || Christmas stockings can be so much fun to sew! This one is simply made from paper and yarn. We cut out the stocking shape with scissors, used a hole punch to make the holes around the edge of the stocking and then sewed around with some yarn. There's lots of playful learning in fun activities like this one! #cinta_christmas
This is why we Live Clean! 👇🏻 Look what I got from a mom friend: 🌺My 8 year old son has always struggles with terrible rashes & eczema. I never knew what caused it. His doctor was also at a loss but prescribed steroid cream. While the steroid cream helped once the rash was present, it did not keep the rashes from coming back. 🌸These rashes were extremely painful & my son would cry & cry from pain. 😢 🌺 I started looking into alternatives & I’m so thankful I found products that are Live Clean (no toxins). 🎉 I never knew my son was allergic to the chemicals that were in the body wash, laundry soap, fabric softener, & many other common household products I was using. 💥 Today, he is 100% rash & eczema free & has been for the last 4 months!
🎄🎅🏽Miss 3 writing her friends Christmas Cards. I asked Miss 3 to name her friends and I made a list. I then asked her to pick the cards and choose a msg for me to write. She then wrote her name on every card. Placed the card in each envelope, sealed it and stuck a Christmas sticker on it. She was extremely careful and patient with this exercise and was so proud of what she did. She is very excited to hand them out this week! This was a great opportunity for her to practice writing her name as well.
this kid. he has not had any TV or ipad time this month besides a weekly family movie night, and he hasn’t really missed it. he finds ways to keep busy. for example, i’ve been busy cleaning and he got cozy on his reading nook for nearly an hour straight, happily reading to himself. 📚📖 he even put away all the books and stuffies when he was done ❤️ #caspianjames#threeyearsold#preschoolerlife
Since moving to a new area, I’ve been having all four kids at home with me full time. My eldest had to stop kindy as it was too far to be commuting and unfortunately there was no spot in the kindy nearby. Thankfully our local library is amazing and has plenty of activities running! My kids have been interested in learning about different topics and going to the library has been a blessing; so many resources available! One topic the kids have really been interested in learning about is the solar system. We have borrowed many books over the past month along with preparing some hands on activities. Thank you @empoweredavenue for the great tip on the printable resources available! This week we will be working on our solar system model thanks to @spotlightstores. Today I’ve focused on getting books to give us ideas of activities to keep the kids busy during the summer holidays, along with some new readers! #cityofcasey#librarieschangelives#kindergartenlife#preschoolerlife#toddlerlife#1000booksbeforeschool#raisingbooklovers#melbournemums#startthemyoung#playbasedlearning#littlelearnersloveliteracy#risingstarsreadingplanets
CHRISTMAS CARDS || these little hands are on school holidays this week. I actually can't wait for them to be home more! I'm looking forward to days at the beach, movie afternoons and just lazing around. If you're looking for some holiday boredom busting craft activities check out my ebook. There's a link in my profile. #cinta_christmas