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Arts and Crafts Activities: Homemade Puffy Paints

Homemade puffy paints are so easy to make – and you probably already have the stuff you need. It’s just shaving cream, glue, and food coloring (if you want colors). I only had shaving gel, but it worked fine. Just whip it up before adding the glue. You want to use about 3 parts shaving cream to one…

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Math & Science Activities: Graphing with Preschoolers

Did you know even young preschoolers can make a simple graph? It’s a really fun way to introduce this important math concept, as well as sorting and comparisons of less and more. We just tried graphing for the first time and I was amazed my just-turned-3-year-old caught on quick and knew just where to put…

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5 Awesome Preschool Math Apps for iPhone

I love my iPhone, and not only because it makes my kid happy to sit in the shopping cart (although that’s a big bonus). I really love that it helps teach my son essential preschool skills in what would otherwise be wasted moments. Are you looking for an app that will help your preschooler learn…

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Creative Steps Magazine Review and a Special Discount, too

I recently got a chance to review Creative Steps magazine, and I’m thrilled to discover it is filled with crafts and ideas that help kids develop creativity and learn through play. It is a quarterly magazine available only through subscription (print or online), and they have offered a special discount for our readers (scroll down…

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Math Activities for Preschoolers: Wikki Stick Arithmetic

Have you heard of Wiiki Stix? They are slightly sticky, waxy craft sticks that can be used for making sculptures, numbers, letters, shapes – the possibilites are really endless! I ordered the Wikki Stix Numbers and Counting Fun Cards for Learning, which are a great concept – each number one through twenty is outlined on the…

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All Kinds of Free Montessori Resources for Preschool

Looking for some free Montessori resources for your homeschool or preschool? There is a ton of really incredible free stuff out there – printables, techniques, advice, information, inspiration, ideas, and even product giveaways. Give these valuable sources a look – you will not be disappointed! Printables The Montessori Print Shop is a company that offers…

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10 Best Free Online Games for Preschoolers

There are a lot of free kids’ games online, but many of them are cluttered with ads, require registration, or are just awkward for young kids to play. Many more are merely product promotions with little educational value. Tired of wading through the rubble? Check out these quality sites offering free, educational games. 1. Starfall These…