These last two weeks can be defined as thinking outside of the box. To be honest, I don’t usually think it is my style. I like to go down the checklist and get it done. But I’m finding my children are much more receptive, interested, and quick to learn when I’m more loose about finishing things, […]
Those moments when you and your toddler engage and play are some of the best moments a parent can have. When these fun moments can also be learning moments, you receive even more satisfaction and joy from the moment. Your child is learning and having fun with you. It doesn’t get better than that. Here […]
One of the fun things I have done for my kids this summer to keep track of our summer fun was create a simple summer activity passport for her! It’s a way to keep track of the fun we’ve had this summer as well as encourage the kids to decide which activities we want to […]
When I think about summer, I think of the sudden increase is dirt and mud everywhere! Baths are a frequent necessity. Strawberry and Kitty love to dig, apparently only encouraged by their brother, who is on a new emphatic hunt for “rocks” hiding beneath our lawn and play set. The only way to get by […]
Everyone in my family (husband, myself and all three kids) has red hair, with skin sensitive to the sun. This is a difficulty, given the fact that my kids love sunshine and running around outside for hours! Nevertheless, when we go on excursions, we have to plan ahead to make sure that none of us get […]
Since learning about various animal’s footprints was a fun activity before, we decided to go further and investigate animal tracks a bit more in depth. To practice my daughter’s measuring skills, I made a simple animal tracks measuring activity to help us better understand the sizes of the animals’ tracks we learned about before. Measuring […]
With the upcoming solar eclipse, we’ve been learning about the moon and sun. For this week’s activity, we learned about the surface of the moon, especially the 1969 moon landing. Of course we had to recreate the moon landing. Strawberry (and toddler Kitty) loved to walk on the moon by making our own footprints on […]
In honor of the recent Pioneer Day (the Utah holiday that celebrates the arrival of the Mormon pioneers to Utah in 1847), we try to do something pioneer related each year, since my husband’s family is from Utah and it’s a part of our Mormon heritage as well. This year (to go along with Strawberry’s […]
On a hot summer day, what does one do for “Princess Preschool”? We play with ice! Building with ice is not easy. My daughter wanted to make an Ice Princess’ castle (as my daughter intended), but it sure is fun to try your hand in stacking the sliding blocks during an outside ice play exploration!
I’ve mentioned before that my preschooler loves to move! Well, when I suggested we do a circus when we were at the playground last week, she was eager to get started! We did another “circus” in our own backyard circus on our play set and inside as well.