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Spanish Alphabet

Young children are often interested and excited about animals or words that associate to their daily life, this makes a perfect opportunity to introduce a foreign language. If you wish to get out of the routine while at home feel free to practice the alphabet in Spanish. Also if you would like to stretch this […]

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Tips to keep your children healthy this winter

Winter can be brutal for the little ones especially when they’re in constant contact with viruses. Schools, daycare, caregivers and relatives with the sniffles are a constant threat but who wants to battle against the entire world in order to keep little ones healthy? For younger children, their immune systems are just developing, therefore it […]

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Giant Turkey Activity

Let’s be grateful Working with toddlers requires lots of attention and energy, when we introduce a new sensory and manipulative activity we often make sure to hand the materials at the same time for all the little ones since waiting is not an option. Even though patience is a very important skill it is difficult […]

Homemade Play Dough

Ingredients: 2 cups of plain flour 1 cup of salt 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar 1/4 cup of cooking oil 1 cup of cold water food coloring if you want to make scented play dough just add a teaspoon of any of the following: coco powder, vanilla extract, lemon scented oil, orange scented oil, […]

What is messy play?

Messy play is a way of encouraging children to learn about raw materials such as mud, sand, water and paint in an unrestricted way. Children can play and explore with these without being constrained by the ‘right’ way of using them, in turn, this helps them to develop sensory experiences of how things, taste, smell and feel.

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Annual pumpkin 🎃 painting. We had a blast painting our jack o lanterns. This is the best year so far; every year, we learn something; what works, what doesn’t work, what creates an inviting environment, and how we can make this an activity that encourages independence, problem-solving, and decision making. We already know infants love to get messy; they are tactile driven; they need to touch and feel with their mouth and hands. We went with water-based, non-toxic finger paint, it will come off the pumpkins if it gets wet, but we plan to wait until they dry and then spray them with a sealant to preserve these masterpieces. Babies in the pool toy were able to concentrate on their pumpkin. They touched, opened the pumpkin, pulled some fibers out, and then dove into splashing paint all over. Older children are very receptive when they understand their environment and know where everything is; that is why we had ready to paint cups, waist level tables (they are benches but works better than a regular height table), plenty of brushes and labels to make sure the pumpkins they chose don’t get lost. #pumpink🎃 #pumpkonpainting #jackolantern #halloween #pumpkonpainting #pumpkindecorating #littleartists ... See MoreSee Less

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Little House Day Care

You tell me a child’s laugh isn’t contagious 😊 😃 🎶 @bobbydoowahmusic #music #outdoormusic #musicforkids #musician ... See MoreSee Less

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