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How to make a play dough mat

Playing with play dough or any type of play clay gives your child creative outlets as well as engages them in sensory play. There are so many toys and tools to incorporate into your play dough play. But if your child loves play dough as much as mine does and wants to play with play […]

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Best Wooden Activity Cube in 2017

When I saw my first activity cube I was well into my tweens and it was at my pediatricians office. I didn’t get it as I had never played with one as a child and it obviously didn’t interest me then. But as I now bring my own child to the doctor I can see […]

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TV Free Activities For Toddlers

When I was on maternity leave I was overwhelmed. I had an infant and a rambunctious toddler. Luckily, my toddler was easily distracted by television. In the beginning I was able to keep her occupied with TV while I got some chores done or fed the baby. As time went on I leaned on TV […]

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The Vestibular Sense – What’s it all about?

There are so many things we take for granted. But anyone who has had one instance of vertigo (or “the spins”) will tell you that not feeling steady on your feet is not fun. Just like our previous post about proprioception, the vestibular sense is one of the “additional” senses that each person is given. […]

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All About Proprioception and Kinesthetic Awareness

Some say that we don’t just have 5 senses. I’ve learned that number senses is up in the air but most agree that there are at least 2 additional senses. In addition to sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch there is also the proprioceptive sense or proprioception and the vestibular sense. The vestibular sense essentially […]

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How to Dye Rice the Easy Way!

Once I got into sensory bins I couldn’t wait to move on from corn and beans to more fun colorful fillers. I saw how people were adding colored rice to their bins and I fell in love. I immediately thought of all the fun themes and scenes I could create with the different colors. So […]

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The Ultimate Fine Motor Skills Examples Resource

Every parent who researches developmental milestones will likely read about fine motor and gross motor skills. If you’re like me you’re looking for fine motor skills examples to make sure your child is progressing as they should. We’ve compiled some great examples of fine motor skills that babies and toddlers should have. We’ll also try […]

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Everyday Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers

Toddlers just want to help. Anyone with little kids know this is evident as they are likely following you around the house saying “I want to do it” or “let me help”. I was recently reminded of this when my toddler asked to help make banana chocolate chip muffins with me. Through this I found […]

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Black and White Images for Newborns – Free Printable!

I received some amazing black and white art cards from my sister when my first daughter was born. They got a lot of action in those first 2 years as I laid each picture out for my baby to look at. Now I use them with my second little girl as much as possible. I’m […]

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5 Simple Music Activities for Kids

We try to keep our house filled with music. We have a Spotify account and numerous play lists featuring all different moods and genres. I play the piano, sang in choir in high school, and participated in all the musicals. My husband is a big music fan who loves Queen and The Killers, anything with good […]

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