Well you all have been THRILLED with our supply list for art activities. As well as our suggestions for 0-6 month toys and 1 year toys. So now we will cover the things I keep stocked for all my inquiry and play activities. I keep a a well stocked supply on hand so that whenever and idea (usually Anderson led) hits we have some things to work with.Continue reading “Supply list for inquiry and play activities for babies and toddlers”
So according to the CDC defiant behaviour (2 year) and ALLLLL the emotions (3 year) are developmental milestones. As in you WANT to see these in your child. Your power struggling, negotiating, hairpin trigger toddler is totally and entirely typical 😛Continue reading “Using visuals to reduce power struggles and teach key skills and routines”
I teach high school inclusive ed, and it is the reason I started designing my own resources in the first place. Most of my kids are working at an early elementary level but are high school aged. So much of the content to teach the key literacy and numeracy skills is packaged in a childish graphic design. Don’t get me wrong, there are BEAUTIFUL resources out there. But when you are a high school students in a class with your same aged peers, you really don’t want your materials to have cute frogs in top hats on them. So my resources have a simple, clean, minimalist design that works for all ages.Continue reading “No Prep Measurement: Area, Perimeter and Volume”
Hi friends. It has been awhile since I have popped up around here for a good old blog. I am not going to lie, it is super nostalgic look through all the old posts on here. Seeing pre-kids, NYC living, career building Renée and Jay leaves me feeling immensely grateful for where we have been and where we are now.
These days I spend most of my time on Instagram because I can interact with y’all a lot more intimately there. But you were asking for lists of art and activity supplies that I keep on hand so I decided a post with some direct links for a simple “add to cart” approach in the midst of how truly busy parenthood is.Continue reading “Supplies to have on hand for baby & toddler art activities”
Well we got snow here in the PNW. So once you’re done playing until the frostbite sets in, I have a simple print and play winter art activity for you to warm up with.
We have a giant maple in our front yard that is the bane of our existence. It sluffs leaves at a slow but prolific pace resulting in a perpetual need to rake. So I chose to turn our endless cycle of raking into inspiration. I started with the tree collage and ending it off with this print and paint fall trees. Continue reading “Print & Paint Fall Trees”
Anderson was the type of kid who put EVERYTHING in his mouth. So in those early days, I was worried about buying play dough in fear he would put it in his mouth. So instead I whipped up a batch of taste-safe play dough and was floored by how easy it is! Continue reading “Color Mixing Experiment with Homemade No-Bake Play Dough”
So I am very, very mess adverse. Yet I love art, and so does Anderson. It is a huge conundrum over here. Thankfully, several years in the classroom have taught me a few tricks to get creative, while keeping the clean up to a minimum. Continue reading “How to Paint with Your One Year Old & Several Creative Activities to Try”
For a mere $6 you can order a bag of pompoms off Amazon. The ability pompoms have to keep your toddler busy is rather impressive. And you can sit back, relax, and know that your kid is building developmental skills from fine motor to object permanence. It is a true win for everyone.
These Print & Play Alphabet Cards are a super easy way to start building foundational literacy skills. Whether you’re a teacher using them as a whole class or Center activity, or a mama building skills in your little, they’re a fun, play-based way to grapple with letters.
The activity on my Teacher Pay Teachers store has the introduction for Seven Activities. Including Memory, Snap, Hide & Seek, Sequencing, and Mystery Letter. While this blog post gives you three more ways to use these cards! 10 activities. 1 quick download. Continue reading “Literacy: Print and Play Alphabet Cards with Ten Gameplay Options”