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February 2018

After observing Julia doing multiplication exercises, Adrian expressed an interest, so we have been doing some multiplication work this past month. To illustrate the process concretely, we are using these mega building blocks to introduce the simplest concept ✖ 1️⃣~ one times. "Times" ✖ means how many times you repeat... Read more →

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To continue with our rainbow theme, I made this DIY Alphabet matching activity. First, I drew a rainbow using these pastels. Then I laminated the rainbow painting since the pastels do transfer to hands. I wrote with this Sharpie upper and lower case alphabet on these dot sticker sheets. I... Read more →

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Today, we are using materials you probably have at your home such as ☕️coffee filters and markers to conduct this amazing chromatography tie-dye color mixing walking 🌈 rainbow experiment! What you will need: white coffee filters, little glass jars, shot glasses or small drinking cups, markers in rainbow colors (do... Read more →

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This glitter sensory calming bottle can make a perfect Valentine's 💝gift! It is sensorily therapeutical and can be used as a mindful meditational tool for children. This Valentine's DIY craft is super easy to make, and the best part is that children can personalize their Sensory ~ Discovery bottles with... Read more →

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Fine motor skills involve the coordination of small muscles in hands and fingers and are advanced by frequent practice. Strong fine motor control is essential in completing tasks such as writing, cutting with scissors or a knife, manipulating puzzle pieces, threading beads, zipping, buttoning, and many more. Without well-developed fine... Read more →

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How about the primary colors pasta ✂️cutting activity! Reinforce the concept of the three primary colors: ❤️red, 💛yellow and blue while offering your child to exercise fine motor skills by cutting with scissors. How to make this activity: cook pasta as directed (we had some old pasta that was past... Read more →

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Today, Adrian got to practice his scissor skills while making a DIY♻️car wash. All you need is ✂️scissors, cardstock, ruler and a pencil, a ♻️recycled cardboard📦box, and a sprinkle of imagination. First, using a rule, Adrian drew straight lines and then he started cutting, making strips. It is very important... Read more →

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Today, Adrian is making a completely new craft: creating pictures, one sticker at a time, while using a Paint by Sticker Kids book (buy here). The illustrated templates are printed on perforated card stock, and there are ten pages of stickers to fill in and create the artwork. The fun,... Read more →

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Below are 📚books we have been enjoying reading during the cold❄️Winter months. We love snow and winter, and we love creating fairy-tale settings for our children to play out their imagination. (I wrote about the importance of imaginary play in child's development here.) So, we love bringing books to life... Read more →

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Today, we are freezing clear hydrogels and creating an icy Arctic ❄️Snowy Sensory Bin. For the first time, you can buy this sensory bin through my new Etsy store ~ order here. (5% of profits will be donated to fight global warming.) Limited time ONLY get 10% off your Arctic... Read more →

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Happy ❄️February 1st! Have you wondered what to do with an old monthly 🗓calendar? A 🤗fun kids ⚗️science experiment of course! This is a cool trick your kids will 💙love when they see the 💫magic unfold in front of their eyes! A magically appearing image and magically disappearing 🌀hydrogels ~... Read more →

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