Sorting Skeletons on the Light Table

Holiday themed activities are motivating for kids and easy to set up. As an engaging Halloween math activity we sorted skeletons on the light table!

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Books for Grieving Siblings

One of the most difficult parts of being a grieving parent is supporting my other children as they miss their sister. When your baby or child dies you attempt to navigate your own grief as you struggle to explain to your other young children what happened to their brother or sister. I always reach for quality literature to assist me in explaining difficult concepts to my kids. This book list is for grieving siblings to understand the loss of a baby brother or sister.

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Sewing Spider Webs

Sewing requires a lot of precise fine motor work! Our preschooler was thrilled with this Halloween themed introduction to sewing for kids. She sewed a spider web craft!

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Tips for Kids with Clothing Sensitivities

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All children have sensory needs. Our four year old daughter has clothing sensitivities which we (try to) handle with an understanding and patient approach. From our experience in dealing with a child who is picky about clothes here are our Tips for Kids with Clothing Sensitivities.

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Road Construction Pretend Play: The Importance of Stop and Go Games for Kids

Our #playfulpreschool theme this week is community helpers. We took the opportunity to play a Stop & Go Game as we pretended to be road construction workers. An added bonus is that learning to stop through playful games benefits children in many ways.

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Five Little Pumpkins on the Light Table

Five Little Pumpkins is a favorite Halloween poem to retell in our house! We've already shared our Fine Motor Five Little Pumpkins so for this activity we used recycled materials to make dry erase jack-o-lanterns for the light table.


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Celebrating While Grieving: Ideas for Birthdays After Your Child Has Died

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When a baby or child dies, their grieving families can be unsure as to how to celebrate their birthdays. We should be planning a party and instead we are anticipating one of our most difficult days. How do we mark the years by celebrating the birthdays of the children who are no longer here to blow out their candles? 


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