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game design for kids: innovation and creativity with #intelAIO
January 14, 2014 2 comments

game design for kids: innovation and creativity with #intelAIO

My kids have long been interested in electronics and technology, but only recently have they been interested in trying their hand at game design. Right. As in my kids, 10, ...

easy, homemade new year’s eve shakers
December 26, 2013 No Comment

easy, homemade new year’s eve shakers

Any time we can use recyclables for learning or play, it’s a win in my book. So each year as New Year’s Eve approaches, we clean out our recycle bin and ...

holiday card stencils and balloon stamps
December 16, 2013 34 comments

holiday card stencils and balloon stamps

Thank you Dollar Tree and the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club for making this post possible!   This year, we’re spicing our holiday cards up a bit. For the past ...

halos mandarin orange paper dolls: dress up your food *sponsored*
December 14, 2013 6 comments

halos mandarin orange paper dolls: dress up your food *sponsored*

    It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of making mealtime more fun for my kids.  And if we can sneak in some sort of learning along the ...

our cookie baking day: favorite family annual holiday tradition
December 12, 2013 2 comments

our cookie baking day: favorite family annual holiday tradition

Every year, one of our advent calendar activities reads: Cookie Baking Day!  And what that means is that no matter the day–it’s always a surprise!–the kids and I ditch everything ...

holiday party kid activities: 3 secrets to success #mykindofholiday
December 10, 2013 2 comments

holiday party kid activities: 3 secrets to success #mykindofholiday

As part of Target’s Inner Circle, a few of us are participating a super-fun holiday party series: Holiday Party 101. We’re writing about everything from invitations to desserts, hostess gifts ...

the Intel All-In-One PC: fab device for digital families (sponsored)
November 9, 2013 No Comment

the Intel All-In-One PC: fab device for digital families (sponsored)

    The Intel All-In-One PC (sometimes written as AIO PC) is so totally awesome, it’s barely believable.  When I use it with the kids, I can hardly wrap my ...

five activities for crossing the midline (and why it’s important)
November 1, 2013 4 comments

five activities for crossing the midline (and why it’s important)

The following guest post is written by the amazing Devany LeDrew. Devany is a former Kindergarten who now shares adventures with her children–most often playing, learning, and remembering–on her blog ...

invitation to play with acorns: outdoor fun for little ones
October 25, 2013 No Comment

invitation to play with acorns: outdoor fun for little ones

  The following guest post is written by the amazing Angela Thayer of Teaching Mama (not to be confused with this here ole teach mama blog, of course!). Angela is ...

pulled cotton ghosts: halloween craft for little ones
October 18, 2013 4 comments

pulled cotton ghosts: halloween craft for little ones

    The following guest post is written by the incredibly busy Theresa of Capri + 3.  Theresa is a mom of four toddlers, and her family’s story is an ...

halloween owl: fun fall craft for kids
October 16, 2013 1 comment

halloween owl: fun fall craft for kids

    The following guest post is written by Ashley Merrick-Rives of Me & Marie Learning. Ashley is a ‘mom-teacher-blogger’ and an in-home childcare provider. Her blog chronicles her adventures. —————————— ...