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Did you know that September 10 is Sewing Machine Day?  Have your little one get into the fun by doing these great sewing-themed activities!  Grandma would be proud! Activity #1: Lacing Lacing toys are so much fun for little hands, especially when it is a picture of something they love, such as a teddy bear or a car.  (If you have a Mickey Mouse fan, try these cute Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Wooden Lacing Cards.)  Lacing is fantastic for children’s fine motor skill development and it also teaches children the concepts of “in...

Nowadays, children start getting a pretty hefty load of homework beginning in Kindergarten.  Children start their elementary school years learning how to write, spell, read, and add/subtract.  It is a very exciting time in a child’s life, but it can also be an overwhelming one.  Getting your child to sit still and concentrate on their homework can be challenging, so I created a fun, stimulating, and engaging Homework Center with all the bells and whistles (literally).  I cannot stress how important it is for your child to start...

I did this activity with three children at my daycare on St. Patrick’s Day.  Since there were three of them, they each got to be in charge of two colors of the rainbow, which they were very excited about.  Not only was this a fantastic activity for color naming and recognizing, it was great practice for listening well.  When the children heard their color being revealed in the book, their little eyes lit up! Materials: 6 Popsicle Sticks (One of each color: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple) Markers 2 Pieces of Paper Scissors Glue What...