Kids sharing. When battles over toys happen, here is a strategy that will restore peace and end power struggles. Also find out what research says about why kids struggle to share so much and why you should't force your child to share.

Kids Sharing: This is How to put an end Fighting Over Toys

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When battles over toys happen, here is a strategy that will end fights over toys and answer the question about kids sharing.    This summer our front patio has become a place that the neighbour kids congregate. When we’re home, it’s common to have anywhere from two to eight kids outside playing with mine. Whether […]

10 + solar system worksheets to promote play-based learning! These printables are free, fun and focus on numeracy, literacy, STEM, and sensory learning. Great for astronomy teaching units for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and older kids too!

Solar System Worksheets: Free printables for preschoolers and older kids too!

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10 + solar system worksheets to promote play-based learning! These printables are free, fun and focus on numeracy, literacy, STEM, and sensory learning. Great for astronomy teaching units for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and older kids too!   After hours of playing outside, colouring cardboard boxes, painting with chalk paint,  playing t-ball, and riding their bikes, my […]

Many were raised using punishment. Spanking and timeouts were the norms. Find out what research says and the answer to the 'I turned out fine' argument. Find out what are the best discipline techniques and so much more. Positive parenting. Parenting from the Heart

Positive Discipline: What we’re missing when it comes to punishment

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Many were raised using punishment. Spanking and timeouts were the norms. Find out what research says and the answer to the ‘I turned out fine’ argument and more!   It was one of those best-laid-plans-gone-awry type moments.   We had just gotten to the park. Anticipating a couple of hours of play, I had snacks, […]

front yard or the park. They are low or no prep, easy and perfect to invite the neighbourhood kids to join in the fun!

Simple Outdoor Kids Activities for Laughter and Fun

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These simple outdoor kids activities are an incredible way to promote laughter and in your front yard or the park. They are low or no prep, easy and perfect to invite the neighbourhood kids to join in the fun!   Summer vacation is in full swing and we are soaking up as much outdoor play […]

Promote play-based learning with this fun solar system for kids activity! It comes with a free printable packet as well as bonus materials for more ways to play! Perfect for preschoolers, kindergarteners, or any early childhood educators!

Solar System for Kids Activities Including Free Printables

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These Solar system for kids activities are fun, rooted in play-based learning, and easy to set up! Get a free printable and teach kids about outer space too.   “We’re counting down, “the engine’s on. “The time is now “to rocket. “Rocket. “Rocket.”   As I sat typing at my computer, my kids were seemingly […]

Help calm down an angry child with these positive parenting strategies

Calm an Angry Child: Positive Parenting Strategies That Work!

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A spirited, strong-willed, intense, or angry child… these are all terms that we often use, or hear to describe kids with strong emotions. What we don’t always know is how to help them calm down, or how to teach them to achieve calm themselves. Here are positive parenting strategies to help calm an angry child. […]

Get fun play-based learning ideas with these rainbow printables for preschoolers. These preschool worksheets are fun, free and are great to promote numeracy, literacy, fine motor and gross motor skills!

Rainbow Printables for Play-Based Learning Fun!

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The first week of summer of summer vacation was… well… something. It poured and poured and poured. Then the long weekend came and it poured some more. Kids even set up a makeshift carnival in the rain to celebrate Canada Day. We’ve tried to make the most of it going to indoor play places.   […]

A strong-willed child is both an incredible gift and an incredible challenge. Namely, getting a strong-willed child to cooperate is no easy feat. Find excellent positive parenting strategies to diminish power struggles and get your strong-willed child to listen and listen well. Parenting from the Heart

Strong-Willed Child and How to End Power Struggles

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 A strong-willed child is both an incredible gift and an incredible challenge. Namely, getting a strong-willed child to cooperate is no easy feat. Find excellent positive parenting strategies to diminish power struggles and get your strong-willed child to listen and listen well.   “I have the best idea of my life!” My five-year-old’s eyes danced […]

Find three taste-safe kids activities for preschoolers or toddlers. Great for play-based learning. Get a free printable too! These are easy and so much fun!

3 Taste-Safe Kids Activities Using Cereal

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Taste-safe kids activities can be hard to come by so we came up with three play-based learning activities using cereal. Seriously, they’re so much fun!   As a proponent of play-based learning, the question I get asked the most by parents is how to make kids activities baby-safe and taste safe. It goes without saying, toddlers […]

Society has unrealistic expectations when it comes to baby sleep. These helpful and easy tips will help gently coach your baby to sleep without the cry it out method or controlled crying. Tips are rooted in positive parenting/ attachment parenting and are research based.

Baby Sleep: Why sleep training might not work & what to do instead

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 When it comes to baby sleep, it seems society’s expectations are too high. Find gentle ways to encourage your baby to sleep here.   In many ways, we’ve lost sight of our instincts and our perspective when it comes to baby sleep.   I assume it’s because of the pressures of a nine to five […]