Fun New Way To Add To 10 With Clumsy Thief Junior Game

Clumsy Thief Junior is a card game for kids that teaches them how to add two numbers to make 10 in a really fun way. For me, it was like a blend between Go Fish and Uno with a mathematical twist and a raccoon thief. The goal of this game, other than to entertain, is to memorize the different combinations of addends of 10. It's a fun game for young kids that teaches them important math skills and memorization. You can purchase Clumsy Thief Junior individually on Timberdoodle.com as part of Timberdoodle’s Kindergarten curriculum kit.In exchange for our honest review, we received a…

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My Big Wimmelbook: Fire Trucks! Review – Great for Pre-Reading Skills

My kids have always been fascinated by books. As infants, they loved flipping through board books and as toddlers and grade-schoolers they love cuddling up with me for a great story. In their free time, they also love retelling the stories based on the pictures or actually practicing reading (or at least my 6-year-old). Books are a huge part of our lives so introducing a My Big Wimmelbook into our little library seemed perfect! Both of my kids, aged 4 & 6 and at different stages of learning, truly enjoyed this open-ended activity book. Any child between the ages of…

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How To Make A Paper Graduation Cap (Fun 10 Minute Craft)

Summer is basically here because it's graduation season! I'm super proud of my kids' academic growth this year. My oldest is graduating from virtual kindergarten so I wanted to do something special and made this fun graduation cap craft for us. I figure we might even make it a yearly tradition. The craft itself is fairly simple and requires materials you'll likely have at home anyway. I've put together step-by-step instructions and pictures below as well as a template. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Free Resource Library Get direct access to download freebies all at once in the Free…

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Fun And Simple Turtle Art For Kids Using A Potato Masher

Art with kids is always so much fun. Printmaking is a really fun art technique where you use different objects to transfer shapes and patterns with ink. It's also a wonderful way to show cause and effect. For this activity, we made a simple turtle art piece using a potato masher and the kids were thrilled! * This post includes Affiliate Links. What is Printmaking? Printmaking is a technique for making art by printing, or recreating, the same picture multiple times. This means that you can recreate the same pattern multiple times using existing objects or objects you create yourself.…

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Easy Color Exploration Water Activity That’s Guaranteed To Actually Entertain

Young kids have short attention spans, which makes it hard to keep them entertained for long periods of time. And it's no secret that kids love playing and exploring with water. But playing with plain water can often get boring so why not add a pop of color... or three? In this water activity, your toddler will not only be entertained for a long time but will also be learning color mixing fundamentals! * This post includes Affiliate Links. Benefits of Water Play Not only does water entertain for hours but children gain a range of rich and valuable benefits.…

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How To Grow Toddler Scissor Skills With Adorable And Fun Practice Books

Most kids love the idea of using scissors, mine will literally leap for them. If you're a nervous parent like me, you'll probably keep all scissors out of reach to avoid wild haircuts and chopped blankets throughout the house. But it's important for toddlers to develop scissor skills by the time they begin elementary school. And there are many fun ways to introduce fun and supervised activities for your toddler. Let's start with some basics, like when to introduce scissors, what scissors to start with, and how to hold scissors. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Free Resource Library Get…

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Colorful And Unlimited Fun With Easy Dot Marker Activities For Toddlers

If you haven't heard of dot markers by now, you should definitely check them out. There are countless uses and activities for making dot marker art and playful learning with toddlers and that's what makes them so exciting. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Chalkola Dot Markers Dot markers are basically markers but they print big dots. It might sound silly to skeptic but it's actually a great way for younger learners to grasp and tune their fine motor skills. Plus, there are so many things you can do with them that make them exciting for all ages. We also…

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Teach Diversity with Beautiful Diversity Craft For Kids – MLK Day

Schools and many businesses are closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day. This year, we decided to be proactive and discuss the importance of diversity and the history behind Martin Luther King Jr and finished our conversations with a cute diversity craft for kids. We started our discussion and activity in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day but it is also perfect for introducing black history month in February. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Free Resource Library Get direct access to download freebies all at once in the Free Resource Library. Email First Name Free Resource Library Free…

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Timberdoodle’s Bunny Peek-a-Boo Review

Timberdoodle’s Bunny Peek-a-boo is a game for children of ages 2 and up for building spatial perception skills, important for reading and mathematical reasoning. You can find it on Timberdoodle.com or part of Timberdoodle's Preschool curriculum kit. The Bunny Peek-a-Boo game is made up of three parts. 1, three sturdy wooden pieces. 2, a wooden bunny. And 3, a set of cards. The idea of the game is to sort the wooden pieces in a way that matches the picture in each card. It's like a 3D puzzle, with multiple difficulty levels, or challenges, within the cards. * This post…

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How to Help Your Child Understand Their Feelings & Emotions With Excellent Children’s Books

It's hard for anyone to understand their feelings and emotions, especially a young child with limited communicative skills. Reading is an excellent way to help our children understand things from a different perspective, including their own feelings and emotions. Learning to understand them will help children learn how to deal with them and reduce poor behavior. So I've compiled several children's books that express various common feelings and emotions as well as examples of how to or how not to react. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Toddler Tantrums Children aged between 1-3 years old tend to have temper tantrums.…

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Usborne’s Little Children’s Drawing Book for Preschoolers Review

A lot of parents are learning how to homeschool this year, including me. My 5-year-old son starts Kindergarten this fall and I'm making sure to balance out our lessons with some fun. The Little Children's Drawing Book is a perfect coloring book for little ones. * This post includes Affiliate Links. This drawing book is ideal for preschool-aged children, where they are given the opportunity to complete patterns and shapes on different animals and activities. I love that it's not your usual, color within the lines type of coloring book, but instead, a drawing book where little ones can express themselves…

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How To Teach The Fundamentals Of Time With Simple Calendar Download

Teaching the concept of time to a child is not an easy task. However, with a daily routine, this interactive kid's calendar is the right tool for any parent. Free Resource Library Get direct access to download freebies all at once in the Free Resource Library. Email First Name Free Resource Library Free Resource Library Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Concept of Time I created this tool for my child when he started asking about his birthday. Every day he would ask "is it my birthday?" At first, it was funny,…

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Our First Preschool Experience – Finding Harmony in the Routine

This Summer I was a SAHM of two under 5. But this fall my oldest started Preschool and our daily dynamic changed. Transitioning to a part-time school routine while staying with my 2 year old has been a bit confusing. Granted, there are more positives than negatives, but we're all still trying to figure things out. Our first Preschool experience required a lot of emotional harmony between me and my two children. Free Resource Library Get access to download all my freebies all at once. Email First Name Free Resource Library Free Resource Library Your information will be kept safe…

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Easy Way To DIY A Quality Chalkboard Your Kids Will Love

Kids love playing with chalk outside, but did you know you can diy your very own chalkboard wall? They're perfect for any playroom, bedroom, or nursery design.Chalkboards are so versatile that they make awesome room decor as well, it's up to you how you paint the wall or draw on the chalkboard. But chalkboards aren't just for walls, there are a lot of ways to do a DIY chalkboard project and it can be fairly easy.  * This post includes Affiliate Links. Chalk Surface There are many cool ways to have a chalk surface for both kids and adults to enjoy.…

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