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Halloween Story Stones on the Light Table

Halloween Story Stones on the Light Table

We love our light table and now that the weather is changing and it’s getting darker earlier we’ve been using it a lot more.  The girls like using our transparencies on the light table for pretend play so it inspired me to create something the fits with our Halloween theme as MB and the daycare girls […]

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Tips for Connecting with Kids when Parents Work Odd Hours

Ways to Connect with Kids When Parents Work Odd Hours

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CloudPetsForever #CollectiveBias   Parenting is hard. Add to that having a job that requires non-traditional hours and it’s even harder.  Working odd hours and 2nd or 3rd shifts means that the time you are available to your child is significantly […]

That's (Not) Mine: A fun children's book about sharing

Children’s Book Review: That’s (Not) Mine {& Giveaway!}

Every once in a while we come across a children’s book that really speaks to my daughter and the daycare kids, a book that shadows life in a fun way and teaches them better ways to handle situations that they find frustrating.  That’s (Not) Mine is that book for the girls right now. We were so excited when […]

Learning Letters With Recycled Newspaper for Preschoolers

Learning Letters With Recycled Newspaper

My daughter and the daycare girls are at that age where they are really interested in learning letters and doing ABC learning activities. As a result I’ve been trying to find easy ways to encourage them to explore their letters. What’s easier than grabbing some newspaper from your recycling? Affiliate links provided for your convenience, see […]

Top 10 Pet Peeves of In-Home Daycare Providers

10 Pet Peeves of In-Home Daycare Providers

Running a daycare in your home has a whole unique set of challenges. While it’s a rewarding career for most, just like any job there are a few things in this career that can drive a daycare provider crazy or drive them to get burnt out.  Below you will find ten common pet peeves that I frequently […]

Native American Sensory Play for Preschoolers!

Simple Native American Small World

Have you made a small world activity for your child yet? I love making these for my daughter and the daycare kids! It’s such fun to watch all the creative stories that they weave within these little worlds.  We’ve made several small world activities and this week we’re sharing a simple one to let your children explore the lives of Native […]

10 Things Parents Should Expect From Their Home Daycare Provider

10 Things Parents Should Expect From Their Daycare Provider

Are you a parent looking for care? Or maybe you are thinking of becoming a home daycare provider? Either way it’s important that you think about the common things someone should expect from the person that they choose to care for their child. The relationship between parent and provider is an important one, parents want someone that they feel […]

Emergency Vehicles Small World Play! Community Helpers Pretend Play

Emergency Vehicles Small World Play

We absolutely love small world play! Do your kids? We’ve done several small world play activities and now we’re excited to share our E is for Emergency Vehicles Small World as part of Still Playing School’s fun new series: A to Z Small World Play Ideas! Emergency Vehicles Small World Play Affiliate links provided for your convenience, see my disclosure for […]

Itsy Bitsy Spider Window Activity for Kids! Simple Nursery Rhyme Game

Itsy Bitsy Spider Nursery Rhyme Window Activity for Kids

Does your child have a favorite nursery rhyme? Our Light & Reflections Series is all about nursery rhymes this month so we picked my daughter’s favorite, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, and turned it into a simple fine motor action game on our windows. Affiliate links provided for your convenience, see my disclosure for more info. Materials: […]

Fun with Water, Soap, & Bubbles! New Kids Activities Book!

Hands-On Activities Using Soap, Water, & Bubbles

Soap, water, and bubbles oh my! Are you looking for simple hands-on activities to keep your kids busy and having fun this summer? How about activities that use materials you already have on hand? If you said yes then you are in luck! Below you will find all kinds of fun activities and they are all activities […]