“Tool Box” Father’s Day Craft

Today we did a simple craft that involved a few basic components but had a lot of learning benefits for both my toddler and preschool aged children. By simplifying the activity for the toddlers and expanding on the activity for the preschoolers, I was able to give them all an activity that challenged them at …

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A Year Long Battle with Post Partum Depression

It's hard to admit that you have fault of any kind, and even more so if you're ashamed of that particular fault. The year after I had my daughter was one of the most difficult years of my life. I struggled with an array of emotions and hormonal changes after giving birth, and I suffered …

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Five Open Ended Activities to Promote Learning and Foster Creativity

Children thrive on opportunity. They learn best through unstructured activities that force them to develop problem solving, logical reasoning, conflict resolution, language and encourage their creative attributes. Sure children love their cartoon figures and become excited upon seeing them and the new toys their owners keep throwing at you (looking at you Paw Patrol!) but …

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