Nov 17 — Fall Felt

Meet Squirrel and his counting acorns. There where easy to make just googled squirrel silhouette Printed one and printed acorns the same way, then traced on felt and cut. They stick all on their own to the felt wall. Felt boards are wonderful for pretend play and other learning such as math. I believe hands […]

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10 wonderful Natural Toys for 3-4 year olds.

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There are so many reasons to pick natural toys before all others. Of course they are amazing and beautiful, and many will last a very long time, longer than seasonal plastic in most cases. If they are being sold by most of the small toy shops you can bet that they are safe and well […]

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October 19th

I can’t say that while company has been visiting that we have hit the books hard. Much time has been spent playing and it has value. Specially when Aunty sets her camping equipment to make a kid fort! They had a great time! “Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” […]

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October 7th — Play Silks

One of the questions I was asked this week was “What gift to get a 2 year old?” and the first thing to pop into my head was play silks. We had discovered them on our homeschooling waldorf inspired journey and we love them. From baby to tween! The above photo is of my 3 […]

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October 5th — Pretend Play

Pretend play is important to childhood. While many children are being glued to desks as young as three now, others are protecting childhood by letting children do what they do, naturally learn by play and imitation. Sitting still in one spot for hours with no creativity or room for expression is not normal and I […]

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Sept 5th — Felt Boards and Hedgehogs

A new school year brings new life into our black felt board. We have a very large felt board and it has not seen much action since we moved here last winter. Thanks to another brilliant mother (Crystal!) I was inspired to pull it out and get back to using it. Here are the first […]

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