Dollar Store Finds

Learning doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. In fact most learning moments shouldn’t cost any at all. Most learning should be done by observing surroundings, studying relationships, analyzing patterns, and creating situations that peak further curiosity. But for the times I want to supplement our learning moments with actual products, I’m more thanContinue reading “Dollar Store Finds”

Playdough Letter Practice

(This page contains an affiliate link. For more info see my disclosures here.) Along with simply playing with playdough with her hands, we got these nifty little gadgets. I really like the Colorations set, shown above, because the kids’ imaginations go wild as they create different Playdough creatures. It also makes it to where myContinue reading “Playdough Letter Practice”

Goldfish Learning

I am a huge fan of hitting as many birds with one stone as possible. I also try to do this while giving my children learning moments. This activity is a good example of this. It helped Rosie continue to practice her fine motor skills, letter recognition, number recognition, counting, adding and subtracting, and writingContinue reading “Goldfish Learning”

Introducing Our Children to Their Gremlins

(This page contains an affiliate link. For more info see my disclosures here.) Many parents try to keep their kids away from uncomfortable things. My husband and I are not like many parents. We choose to introduce our children to uncomfortable things in order to give them the tools to deal with stepping out ofContinue reading “Introducing Our Children to Their Gremlins”

10 Different Ways to Play with a Deck of Cards

(This page contains an affiliate link. For more info see my disclosures here.) Play WAR but switch it up: Who’s card is the highest? Who’s card is the lowest? Who can shout out the answer to a math problem between the cards the quickest? (Add the numbers together, subtract the smallest from the largest, multiplyContinue reading “10 Different Ways to Play with a Deck of Cards”