preschool

Now What?!

It’s hard to believe that summer is over! As usual, sending kids back-to-school produces a strange soup of feelings. You have the happy with the sad. Relief with the melancholy. Then there’s the happy-to-see-them-off paired with a flip floppy heart at pick up time because you’ve missed them so. The only other time I’ve had… Read more »

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Back-to-School Books to Fall in Love With

Back to school time can be so complicated, can’t it? The schedule, the supplies, the relief, the separation anxiety for munchkin (and Mama). Part of how we are getting ready is by reading a lot about school. And there are some great books to spark the imagination and comfort little hearts (and big ones!) As… Read more »

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‘R’ is for Rocket!

And ‘C’ is for croup! Baby Q and I had a midnight to 3AM mommy-baby date at the ER this weekend. One massive dose of steroids later, he was breathing like a champ. It was my first trip to ER as mom and Q’s first trip at all. As a bonus, he witnessed his first… Read more »

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Jetpack Super Power

Sometimes in life you just need a little extra umph. So, today, we are making a jet pack… or personal rocket engine, if you prefer. It’s fun and keeps my monkey’s interest in Space study alive and well. It also makes small bikes move at turbo speeds. Or so it seems. I found the idea… Read more »

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Fly Me to the Moon!

Want your pumpkins occupied for the morning or afternoon? Send them straight to the moon. This lunar themed sensory bin is the ticket for space exploration! Your roasting pan will be home to a load of silky “moon sand”, space toys and small containers for sand molding. Here’s the step by step. SUPPLIES: Flour (10… Read more »

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3-2-1 Blast Off!

Want an exciting way to teach your pre-schooler to count backwards? Watch video of Space Shuttle launches. This is how we are starting our day, by watching Discovery launch over and over again… and counting along! With the launch looped in the background, we embark on making our very own Space Shuttle, using a paper… Read more »

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Letters in Space

Now that we have our brilliant night sky, time to fill it up with space words, images and letters! We are starting the letter ‘A.’ ‘A’ is for Alien!!!! I love him so much, we made three more. And stuck them on Mars as… drumroll please… Martians. No brainer. A is for asteroid… We simply… Read more »

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DIY Curiosity Rover!

Did you watch the coverage of the Curiosity Rover landing on Mars? What a thrill! While the world saw a marvel of modern engineering, I saw that and something else! I saw two paper plates, an apple sauce cup, string, and tissue paper. Yes, this is what I’ve become. But I’m very cool (at least… Read more »

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In a Bonus Room Far Far Away…

‘M’ is for Mars! We are taking our cues from the  Mars Curiosity Rover and spending the rest of August exploring Space! The images and information coming from the Red Planet will play a big part (Twitter handle @MarsCuriosity .) NASA does a fantastic job explaining their work in terms that I understand and Crowley gets… Read more »

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Toddler + Arrow + Target = Fun

Perhaps ‘toddler’ isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think of archery. But today’s Olympic activity has me convinced otherwise!  I found this idea on Toddler Approved and knew it would be a hit at my house. SUPPLIES: 1. Paper 2. Coloring implement of your choice 3. Paint 4. BBQ Skewer 5…. Read more »

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