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Toy Recommendations for Christmas 2019

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When I asked Rosebud what she wanted for Christmas this year, she didn’t have an answer. Luckily for her, I have found some cool toys that she will be excited to find under the tree on Christmas morning. When I’m looking for toys for her, I try to choose things that are open ended to encourage creative play. I also… Read more »

Our Fall Crafts

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Are you looking for some quick fall crafts? Here are some of the crafts Rosebud and I have done so far this fall. These are simple glueing activities that are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Leafy Tree Supplies Leaves, Paper, Glue, Green paint. First, we made this leafy tree. It started out as just a simple leaf collage. Rosebud and… Read more »

Fall Halloween Sensory Bin

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Last week, I took a trip to the dollar store. Of course, they had all their Halloween stuff out, so I picked up a few things to put in a Halloween sensory bin for Rosebud. She is loving it so far! What’s in the bin? Acrylic leaves, pumpkins and acorns, Pompoms, Mini jack-o’-lanterns, Glittery spiders, Sticky eyeballs, Tongs, Small bowls…. Read more »

12 Halloween Books for Preschoolers

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There are so many fun Halloween books for kids. It was hard to narrow it down. I was going to stop at ten, but then I found a couple more cute books that I had never heard of and just had to include them as well. Here is our list of the top 12 Halloween books for preschoolers. Big Pumpkin… Read more »

Ice Cream Sensory Bin

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Years ago, I saw this creative ice cream shop sensory tub by Counting Coconuts. I thought it was a neat idea and always wanted to put together my own ice cream sensory bin. Back then, I didn’t have any kids and it’s been years since I’ve been able to do any lesson planning for my job. Well, I finally made… Read more »

10 Musical Books for Preschoolers

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Rosebud loves music. She loves to sing and make up random songs as she plays. She sings along with the radio in the car and she loves to turn anything into a drum. Lately, her favorite drums are pots and pans. It makes total sense that some of her favorite books are musical as well. Here is a list of… Read more »

Why I Chose Preschool for Rosebud

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Up until now, Rosebud has been cared for by family members while I work. I’ve never even left her with a baby sitter or a trusted friend. Leaving her with someone I don’t know at all has been completely out of the question. I had very negative experiences with baby sitters and childcare centers as a kid, so the thought… Read more »

What to Pack for Preschool

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I’m a childcare provider and there are so many instances where the children do not have the essential items that they need. I know there are a lot of reasons for this. Parents may be struggling financially, there is poor communication between teachers and parents or it may be that parents assume that we can provide these items. Each childcare… Read more »

12 Bug Books for Preschoolers

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Rosebud has been talking a lot about the bugs we’ve been seeing outside lately. She’s decided that a lot of them are scary which is why I put together the rice and bugs sensory bin. Honestly, I can’t stand bugs. there’s just something about them being creepy and crawly, but I didn’t want Rosebud to be scared every time she… Read more »

Rice and Bugs Sensory Bin

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Here is another quick sensory bin that I set up for Rosebud. I love having a couple sensory bins on hand in the kitchen to occupy Rosebud while I make dinner. I’ve limited her screen time to a bare minimum which I’ll write about in another post, but I need plenty of activities that will entertain her. This one does… Read more »