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Six Tips for a Better Bedtime

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Our two kids are completely different. One of the times of the day that these stark contrasts are the most apparent is at bedtime. One child climbs into bed ready to settle and relax while the other literally runs circles around us until the last possible moment when he's finally snoring soundly. I've found that one thing they do have in common at bedtime is thriving on a routine. Here are some of our best tips for making the wind down for bed a bit more smooth for everyone!
Tips for a Better Bedtime Routine for Kids
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How to Make a Sensory Garden Table for Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine.

Each spring and summer our kids plan, plant, and grow their own salad tables. These sensory garden tables become small worlds for pretend play all season long while simultaneously providing us with vegetables and herbs to harvest. From fairy gardens to dinosaur environments to train tables with real plants around them, our sensory garden tables are endless in their possibilities for imaginative play!

Directions on how to make a sensory salad garden table for kids! These make fantastic pretend play all summer long. Fairy garden, dinosaur garden, train table, the possibilities are endless!

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Foam Blocks in Water

Our kids love any sensory play invitation that involves water! Foam blocks are so fantastic in water because they float and the water acts as a glue making them stick to each other and vertical surfaces. We thought of so many learning activities with these two simple materials. 

Lots of learning ideas for kids in this foam blocks and water sensory play!

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Nest Nature Hunt

We combined science and math by taking the kids on an outdoors nature hunt to find birds' nests! We loved being outside for this part of our homeschooling day.

Add math and science learning together by taking kids on a nature hunt to find and record birds' nests!

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Stamping Shapes in Kinetic Sand

Stamping shapes into kinetic sand is a great opportunity to work on shape identification, count the sides and corners, and compare and contrast the shapes. Our kids loved this hands on fine motor math activity.

A hands on way for kids to learn shapes by stamping them in kinetic sand!

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LEGO Kidsfest Review

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We had a great time at LEGO Kidsfest in Harrisburg! All shows were sold out so we are happy to report back to those who couldn't make it as well readers who might be considering visiting in other cities.


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