Why Five is the Best Age Ever

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My littlest guy is five years old, and although he would be quick to correct me that he is 5 AND A HALF, I think he is at the best age ever.He is my 3rd so I’ve run through the gamut with all ages up to ten years old so I have a little experience with which ages are good and which are a little more…shall we say, challenging. Hello, 9 years old!As I was dropping off my … [Read more...]

Review: Counting Bears

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I confess, toy shopping really stresses me out. There is just a lot of pressure to spend wisely, find something sturdy and long-lasting, something with learning potential.In the toy buying game, I win some and I lose some. Maybe someday I'll gather all my "losers" for a funny post. But, today I want to highlight a big time winner ---> Counting Bears!I remember having … [Read more...]

Celery Paint Stamp Love

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In our home, art projects range in excitement. I get an "ok" if I propose a craft with crayons and a "yay!" if markers are brought to the table. But, if I say the word "paint" it's like heaven on earth. Paint is the secret sauce for popular craft projects around here!We've appled our hearts out many times since last fall's apple craft so for Valentine's Day I introduced a … [Read more...]

At-Home Preschool Tips And Activities

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If you have a little preschooler at home, like I do, you may get stuck on finding activities that are not only fun but that teach something too. I tend to turn to other moms online to help me prepare my son for Kindergarten, and with the right attitude and resources, it can be super simple! I've rounded up some of my favorites, so keep reading for some fun tips on having your … [Read more...]

Nervous Preschooler? Put Your Photo In Their Backpack!

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Starting preschool is a big deal, and it can be very scary for a little one. Have you thought about packing a photo of your family in your child's backpack, to make them feel better if they feel sad?That's exactly what we did. My daughter turns four next month, and we recently visited a preschool that she just loved. So much so, that she asked me to take her there and drop … [Read more...]