The Perfect First Calendar for the Home or Classroom

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Calendar time can look so cute, so perfect, and so inviting for learning and… completely flop. Actually, that can happen with anything we present to children! In an effort to help children understand the days of the week and the months of the year in an age appropriate way, Jamie (from Play to Learn Preschool) […]

DIY Name Stamps

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Name recognition is a staple to my preschool curriculum! If the children learn only one thing from me (but let’s hope it’s waaaay more), it is how to identify their names. For today’s back to school themed blog hop, I decided to try out this DIY Name Stamp. Sometimes the first week of school is […]

Potty Training: Is There a Magic Age?

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I get this question a lot! What age should a child be potty trained? Is there a magic age? With almost 15 years of potty training experience, I can definitely help you out! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you want to potty train your child at one, I’m going to tell […]

Rainbow Discovery Bottle

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Have you ever wondered if there was a way to make a rainbow discovery bottle — a liquid one that won’t run all together right away? I’ve been keeping an eye out for the perfect one for a long time, and I finally figured out a way to make one! It’s not quite liquid, but […]

CD Process Art

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I am so thrilled to share this wonderful process art activity that my children absolutely loved. We took the idea from the book Action ART: HANDS-ON ACTIVE ART ADVENTURES by MaryAnn Kohl and Barbara Zaborowski. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a review. All opinions are completely my own. Feel free to […]

Suspended Ocean Creature Discovery Bottle

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Take a look at this ocean beauty! Yes, the sea creatures are actually staying suspended!! Did I mention that this discovery bottle was so easy to make!?! I definitely can’t take credit for this gorgeous sea creature sensory bottle. My friend, Cathy, made one for her preschool class and snapped a photo for me. I […]

Learn With Play — Over 150 Ways


Today I am so thrilled to share a book that has just been released which I am a co-author of. It is called Learn With Play — 150+ Activities for Year- Round Fun & Learning. This book is perfect for: Curriculum ideas Activities to do at home with little ones Gifts for those who teach […]

Puffy Paint Recipe on Canvas Art

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I’m sharing my favorite puffy paint recipe which only needs three ingredients! We painted it on a canvas, and it turned out so gorgeous. This recipe is so easy! We absolutely loved the process of making ours and then touching it after it dried.  Make sure to follow my important tip below to make it […]

Take Incredible Photos of Children {Time Sensitive}


As a teacher, parent, and blogger, there is one tool that I have come to cherish: my DSLR camera! I’ve been able to capture incredible smiles, my children’s first steps, and amazing moments through my in home preschool.  It’s SO important to savor it all… to relish those moments. But you know what’s equally important, […]