pretend play

quick trick: focus on free play
February 25, 2012 6 comments

quick trick: focus on free play

This little Quick Trick isn’t as much a trick as it is a reminder–for parents, caregivers, teachers. .  . for my husband and me. Though I have always known and ...

magazine activities: creative, crafty, sneaky-learning fun
December 4, 2011 31 comments

magazine activities: creative, crafty, sneaky-learning fun

We are huge magazine fans over here. We love finding them in the mailbox, reading them, playing detective with them, crafting with them, and learning with them.  When they arrive ...

partners: 'we teach' and melissa & doug (and the north 'poll' news!)
November 15, 2011 1 comment

partners: ‘we teach’ and melissa & doug (and the north ‘poll’ news!)

I’m thrilled to announce that as of last month, the we teach forum has partnered with the amazing Melissa & Doug! What this means is that members of our forum ...

outside fun: park explorer playkits (me on pbs parents!)
July 11, 2011 11 comments

outside fun: park explorer playkits (me on pbs parents!)

Today you can find me on PBS Parents sharing an absolutely awesome, incredibly fun outdoor activity: Park Explorer Playkits. Park Explorer Playkits are earth-friendly and kid-friendly, and Maddy, Owen, and ...

summertime learning eBook: free and filled with fun ideas!
June 2, 2011 14 comments

summertime learning eBook: free and filled with fun ideas!

I am beyond excited to share the news of a project that’s been consuming my life for the last two weeks (hence, the few blog posts over here. . . ...

super snow day crafts: sock puppets!
January 30, 2011 13 comments

super snow day crafts: sock puppets!

Cora has fallen hard for her Laura Joffe Numeroff mini-library that arrived under our Christmas tree this year (and who wouldn’t?). Although we’ve had her books for years now, we’ve ...

remembering the importance of pretend play
January 10, 2011 16 comments

remembering the importance of pretend play

The Red Checks Restaurant was up and running over here for the last few days, serving up its famous chicken noodle soup, corn, pizza, sandwiches, eggs, and chicken legs. Wearing ...