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I Spy Counting Sensory Bin

“I Spy” never gets old! And using it adds counting (and even addition) to a simple cereal sensory bin for preschooler to practice counting.

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Hinky Pinks — A Rhyming Synonyms Vocabulary Activity

My oldest daughter is a member of her school’s logic games and puzzles club this year in 6th grade and has recently introduced her little sister and my wife and I to the linguistic world of hinky pinks (also called hink pink and hinky pinkies, depending on the # of syllables used). Not only fun […]

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Found (Sock) Poetry Game

Poetry is a wonderful way to get kids thinking about words in a not-so-literal sense. Encourage your child’s poetic side with this silly found poetry game.

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Sticky Sensory Tracing for Preschoolers

Tracing for preschoolers is a great way to build their confidence as they learn to write. Combine sensory with tracing has a hands on way to learn to write.

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Stretching Exercises With Kids

Nearly six years ago a doctor discovered that I have a degenerative lower back issue. This came after being practically immobilized for two weeks. Months of physical therapy followed and an at-home stretching regiment was introduced straightaway, but before long I’d abandoned it with a flurry of frivolous excuses. Unfortunately, stretching had never been a […]

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Math Memory Games Printables

As a parent, I often find that turning difficult subjects like math into fun and easy games can be a clever and carefree way to reinforce school lessons at home and make learning extremely enjoyable for my two daughters. This classic memory-style math game encourages kids to solve math problems and remember answers as they […]

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Start the Year with a Laugh!

You’ve heard of “ringing in” the New Year, but how about laughing it in? Give it a try with these stories that are sure to start your child’s year off with a chortle.