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Salt Dough Keepsakes

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I wanted to come up with an inexpensive and creative gift for my mother’s birthday. I also wanted Rosebud to be involved in making it so I decided to see what we could create with salt dough. Ingredients: 1 cup salt, 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup warm water, A pinch of cinnamon, (Optional) Food coloring or powder paint…. Read more »

Do the Right Thing, Back to the Basics

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On Halloween night, my brother and I took Rosebud trick-or-treating. My mom and my other brother stayed behind and handed out the candy. We have a ton of trick-or-treaters in the neighborhood, so I usually run out of candy quickly. The first year I lived here, I ran out of candy within minutes of turning on the light. The kids… Read more »

Can We Stop Being so Judgmental Already?

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This post was inspired by an interaction I had with a coworker this week. For those who may be stumbling across my blog for the first time, I work in an early childhood program. As is the case with most programs, we have parents fill out intake paper work before the child joins us. This way, the teachers can get… Read more »

Five Quiet Activities for Toddlers

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Anyone who has kids knows that they are loud. They run instead of walk. They think everything is a drum. It could be pots and pans, the ball they were just playing catch with or the kitchen table. On some days, their voice has only one volume, loud! While I love listening to Rosebud’s conversations with herself and enjoy watching… Read more »

Five Fun Halloween Books for Toddlers

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In the beginning of September, I brought out all Rosebud’s fall and Halloween themed books. She has been wanting to read them every night, so I thought I’d share the ones she really enjoys. 1. Five Little Pumpkins. I’ve had this book since her first Halloween and she loves it. It’s a simple rhyme about pumpkins. They have finger plays… Read more »

Leaf Painting

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Here’s a simple painting activity for the fall. What you’ll need: Paint, Paper, Leaves, Tray or some other way to set up the paint. I just took a cookie sheet, lined it with foil and put some globs of paints in different colors on it. Then I put one leaf in each color of paint so they wouldn’t be mixed… Read more »