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The Importance of Sensory Play with Toddlers & Preschoolers

Posted by Lisa Prins on

Sensory play involves utilizing your sense of smell, sight, hearing, taste, and touch to help you learn about the world around you. The more senses one uses, the more likely they will remember what they are doing.  For example, think of a childhood memory. What do you remember? One of my fondest memories as a child was going to my grandma's house every other Sunday and putting on a fashion show with my sister using all of my grandmother's clothes, high heels, and jewelry. I distinctly remember her rose scented soap, the pinch of my earlobe every time I clipped...

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Curiosity Leads to Learning

Posted by Lisa Prins on

"Mom, where does my food go when I eat it?" 

This question posed to me during dinner a couple months ago, brought be back to my fifth grade teacher mode where I spontaneously dived deep into the digestive system and like Ms. Frizzle, I was giddy!  As I thought about this and how my 4.5 year old has become increasingly aware of his body and others' and how I have noticed an influx of questions about his body, my body, his baby brother, etc., I thought it was due time to tackle some of these questions.

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Kids with Cameras

Posted by Lisa Prins on

Have you ever given your child an old point and shoot digital camera?  If not, I highly recommend doing so and this is why.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Reading WORDLESS Books to Your Child

Posted by Lisa Prins on

One may think that reading a book to a child that has no words is a waste of time.  Contrary to that, there are many, many reasons you SHOULD be reading wordless books with your child.  Click here to read our top 5 reasons why you should read wordless books with your child.

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