More than once I've been tempted to buy a fort building kit for my kids. Turns out, I had the wrong idea. Kids' forts should be simple and fun. Find the best way to build forts for kids that promote STEM and play-based learning.My kids had been fighting on and off all week. Saturday morning rolled around and the household was peaceful. Thanks to Alvin, Simon and … [Read more...] about Why this is the best way to build a kids’ fort
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 glued to Miles from Tomorrowland. Slowly they turned away from their … [Read more...] about Solar System for Kids Activities Including Free Printables
Learn with Shopkins? Rewind to the end of December last year and I would have laughed at this title. It was around that time that I wrote a post about minimizing and organizing toys. In it, I wrote something along the lines of, "I would imagine my daughters Shopkins have a short shelf life and won't be around for long." At first, I thought they were pencil toppers, … [Read more...] about Learn with Shopkins: Teach Numeracy Using Manipulatives
There are countless ways to create crafts and play-based learning ideas using yarn. Not only that, these kids activities are beautiful and interesting! Never would I have anticipated I would be writing and excited about yarn. Really. Yarn brings up connotations of the mundane. It probably goes without saying, but I've never knit. Though I do appreciate people … [Read more...] about Fun Play-Based Learning Ideas Using YARN!
Check out there 14 learning activities using chalk including sensory play ideas, kids arts and crafts, and STEAM - perfect for play-based learning. Summer is over. And, I have packed most of our summer gear away. It's at this time of year, I always find myself with the remnants of products in-hand, unsure if I should save them or throw them … [Read more...] about 14 Learning Activities Using Chalk