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Thinking Games for Pre-Schoolers

Drake is turning four soon and every time he moves into a new stage or discovers new interests, it opens up new avenues for toys and books that can help him in his learning and development. I have a tendency to buy toys with some kind of teaching or thinking element, perhaps influenced by the [...]

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Strategy Games

I currently watch a little seven year old girl around the corner a few days a week after school. It’s a nice way to earn a little money and get out of the house, and it’s nice to work with a child that isn’t the same age as my own. As an only child like [...]

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Board Games for Preschoolers

Lil’ CB has been really into board games lately, and now that he’s 4, he’s able to play many different board games, so we’re not just exiled to Candy Land anymore. (Thank goodness!) Board games are such a wonderful way to teach and encourage social skills: turn taking, paying attention, gracious winning and losing, etc. [...]

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DIY Game

I was searching around Amazon looking at games that might be fun and appropriate to try with Drake now that he is a little older, when I came upon this game called Hello Sunshine.  The premise is that there are 18 double sided cards with instructions about what to do with Sunshine, the big plush [...]

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Baby Shower Activities

ed. note: comments were accidentally closed on this post so it’s been bumped up! I have hosted a number of baby showers within the last few years, as well as attending several for friends and family. I admit that I love planning parties and showers and jump at the chance to plan an event. One [...]

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DIY Shower Activity: Make a Headband

At my sister’s baby shower this month, I put together a make a headband activity for all the guests in lieu of typical baby shower games. Not only did all the guests love it, but many of the users who commented on the baby shower post mentioned  how much they loved it too. So I am excited [...]

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DIY Marble Maze

It’s fun to think up simple toys to make at home that my children can enjoy. Especially when the weather gets to be too hot, it’s nice to have something quiet to play with indoors. This marble maze was made with my seven year old son, Owen, in mind. Owen (like most boys and girls [...]

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