create a simple sensory sink with rainbow ice

Rainbow Ice Sensory Sink 1

I’m not sure why, but my daughter loves rainbows. She also loves sensory bins of all kinds.  I put these two loves together and created this Rainbow Ice Sensory Sink. This sensory activity is simple to create, and my daughter REALLY enjoyed it. If your toddler or preschooler enjoys sensory […]


educational YouTube channels for Preschoolers

YouTube Channels we Love for Preschool at Home 2

I’m a big fan of using multiple forms of media to engage the 2-4 year olds I’m teaching. We read and act out stories from books, we listen and dance to music, and we watch and learn from YouTube videos.  In my search for educational videos, I’ve found a lot […]


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Ganesh and the Little Mouse Book Review

As part of the Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I was asked to review the picture book Ganesh and the Little Mouse by Anjali Joshi. I have to say I was glad to be introduced to this little gem.   The point of MCCBD is to get more multicultural books into […]


play and learn with conversation hearts

Ways to Play and Learn with Conversation Hearts 1

There are limitless ways to play (and learn) with the candy conversation hearts that surround us this time of year! Here are just a few ideas to get you started. The activities listed below encompass a wide range of learning skills such as fine motor, math, art, and literacy. Many […]


Multicultural Children's Book Day

ABC Adoption Book Review and Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2016 2

It’s that time of year again! Multicultural Children’s Book Day is January 27, 2016. Not familiar with MCCBD? It’s the brainchild of cofounders Mia Wenjen and Valarie Budayr.   So what’s the point of MCCBD? Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, […]


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Books About Friendship for Young Children 5

For several months now, I’ve been intentionally searching out books about friendship for young children.  My daughter is in her preschool years and is beginning to form friendships. To guide her along, I’ve been reading her the books I mention below. As I cultivated this list, I realized that some […]


Kid Lit Blog Hop

Kid Lit Blog Hop January 2016

  Welcome to the December 2015 Kid Lit Blog Hop. This is a great place to meet up each month and mingle with authors, publishers, bloggers, and other lovers of kid lit. This exciting, now monthly hop,  is where we develop an engaged group of people who love everything that has […]


practice patterning with candy hearts

Candy Heart Patterns with Free Printables 4

As I’ve mentioned before, we love all things Valentine’s around here.  I’ve been coming up with fun and educational ways for my 4 year old to play with candy conversation hearts. I thought it would be fun for her to work on some math skills by making candy heart patterns. […]


more ideas of entertaining kids indoors

More Ideas for Entertaining Kids Indoors

Original Photo Credit:Copyright: ilona75 / 123RF Stock Photo Earlier I shared a list of ways you can entertain young kids indoors. I’ve found several other great lists to share with you written by some awesome children’s bloggers. The way I see it, the more ideas you have, the more armed you […]


ideas for entertaining kids indoors

Ideas for Entertaining Young Kids Indoors 2

If you’re stuck indoors with kids, you know how quickly their pent up energy can become a problem. Here are some ideas for entertaining young kids indoors. Some of the activities require adult assistance, and some of the activities are more independent after the initial setup. Original photo credit:Copyright: verzh […]