Do you do sensory play activities at your house? Do you have any favorite materials or tools that you use? What are your favorite types of activities to set up? For the past several years for sensory play time we have always used large plastic containers on the floor that we have filled and emptied […]
As a home educating parent of a reluctant writer trying to come up with fun ways to inspire creative writing has always been a challenge.
Does your child ever push others? Do you know how to teach her to use a different strategy to get what she wants? We love helping parents brainstorm ideas to help with their day-to-day parenting struggles. We share daily “reader questions” over in our Positive Parenting Zone Facebook group. Not long ago one of our readers asked […]
Regine Mahaux / Getty Images Popular baby names often define a generation, from 1980s hits such as Heather, Jason, and Amanda, to today’s favorites, including Emma, Olivia, and Noah. But what are the most popular baby names of all time — you know, the truly timeless ones that never go out of style? Here’s the definitive list, for both […]
We talk a lot around here about starting solids (since it’s the name of our site and all! ) That’s because it’s our desire to equip all parents with the knowledge they need to give their baby the best possible start to eating solid foods. We know, however, that for parents (and especially for you […]
Ditch the frozen nuggets! Try one of these top healthy homemade chicken nugget recipes you can feel proud to serve your kids. Is there any food with more classic kid-appeal than chicken nuggets? Those crispy, hand-held bites are easy-to-chew, energy-dense, and just begging for a ramekin of ketchup or barbecue sauce. As a parent, you […]
I am always searching for more preschool science activities to share in my classroom science table. With 2 and 3-year-olds I keep the science very basic, but I still want it to be engaging and feed my students’ curiosity about the world around them. This simple bird watching activity isn’t really watching live birds, but […]
When you’re expecting a baby, there are what seems like a million things you need to get done. From buying a stroller to stocking up on diapers to packing the hospital bag, you probably have a pretty full plate. But one task that should not get left until the last minute is decorating the nursery. […]
Enrolling your child in child care away from you can be nerve-racking. It’s normal as a parent to worry about your little one’s well-being. One common concern is how well your child will nap in child care. Here are some tips you can try to help your little one nap better: Visit the Care Center […]
Changing your child’s nanny is always a tough job. You’ll need to get the job done as well as minimize any emotional reactions which your child might have in store for you. So, in order to avoid things turning sour and you ending up with a loud and dissatisfied little one, here are some tips […]
Have some friends to celebrate Easter with? Fill clear plastic easter eggs with mini bottles of wine and chocolates! How fun is this?! Make sure to follow Crafty Morning on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram or subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter! 🙂 This post may contain affiliate links, read our Disclosure Policy for more information. The […]
We’ve added 10 new spring holiday themed sensory poem planners to our collection today for some seasonal creativity.
Many women are never told that extended breastfeeding pain can be a common part of nursing a baby. Even when it’s all done correctly, the pain can still prevail. If you’re wondering why it all still hurts weeks in, you’re not alone. At 2 am I woke my husband up with my sobbing. Or the […]
Circle time is a special time in every preschool day to come together as a group, sing some songs, read a book, and do a short developmentally appropriate activity. I use circle time to talk about emotions, to work on simple skills, and help gently and appropriately teach my students how to function in a group. […]
Here’s a super EASY and fast science experiment to do with the kiddos…magic milk! All you need to do is fill a dish with about an inch of milk then drop food colors all over randomly. Dip a Q-tip into dawn dish soap then press it on the milk to watch the colors react! The dish […]
“Surround yourself with the dreamers, the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself. ~Edmund Lee Have you ever noticed how your attitude and energy changes depending on your company? When you’re around positive, uplifting individuals, […]
Fun, hands-on measurement activities for your preschool or pre-k classroom. Use common objects as non-standard units of measurement to teach measuring. The post Preschool Measurement Activities appeared first on Pre-K Pages.
Don’t sweat school lunch! Get fresh ideas from our huge list of healthy, simple, and packable lunches. Packing a school lunch: how hard can it be? Slap together a sandwich, add a piece of fruit and some baby carrots, and you’re done. Easy, right? At least in September, it’s that easy. But a month or […]
Toddlers in the Big Apple are so fun! Some people like to make it seem like New York City is only for adults and that if you’re going you want to leave the kids at home… but I disagree! We took all four of our kids with us to New York City last year for […]
Enjoy practising some early maths skills this spring with our bright and colourful spring size sorting activities.