• Gift Guide–Toddlers & Preschoolers

    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means I earn a small commission if you choose to purchase something through my link. Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers Toddlers and preschoolers need simple, open-ended toys that can span multiple ages. Here is a simple holiday gift guide that focused on more open ended toys that are suitable…

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  • Gift Guide– The Best Gifts for Babies

    Looking for the best gifts for babies? This holiday season I am working hard to be more mindful of what comes into our home–especially for our youngest.  Simple gifts for babies I wanted to pull together a simple holiday gift guide that focused on more open ended toys that are suitable for a variety of…

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  • Using Loose Parts and Tinkering to Foster Creativity

    Using Loose Parts Play and Tinkering to Foster Creativity Play is about exploring and imagining, and nothing fosters creativity like loose parts play. Although we often think about educational toys and set curriculum for homeschool, traditional school, and even home play, using loose parts and tinkering to foster creativity is not only great for play…

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  • Why big kids need play, too

    Why big kids need play, too Renowned educator Maria Montessori described 12-18 year olds as budding social justice advocates. Children in this stage are developing who they are and how they can be of service to the world. Pre-teens and teens are deep thinkers. These adolescents are very serious and dedicated to figuring out what…

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  • Social Emotional Learning In Your Home

    Easy Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning Into Your Home Routine Now, perhaps more than ever, the letters S-E-L are on everyone’s lips. Parents, teachers, students, children, and families are experiencing stress and anxiety at this time. It’s often hard to know where to begin. Social emotional learning can help the whole family manage feelings,…

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