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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Hide and Seek Spiders in Play Dough

Hide and find spiders in this play dough activity for preschoolers and toddlers! Kids will love digging out and re-hiding the creepy crawlies in the sensory dough for Halloween.

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Fizzy Dinosaur Sensory Play

This sensory invitation to explore was a favorite for both our preschooler and toddler. We created colorful frozen baking soda dinosaurs to put in vinegar for fizzing dinosaur sensory play!


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