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MaryAnne K.
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Attended Stanford University School of Education
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Weighted Blanket Sewing Tutorial

Weighted blankets are often helpful for people with sensory issues, autism, anxiety, and more. This tutorial makes it easy to make your own!

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Corn Starch Sensory Play

This easy-to-clean-up activity is ALWAYS a hit with my kids - and perfect for indoor play on a stormy day.

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I Spy Quilt

This I Spy quilt is an easy #DIY project your #kids will love!

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What a fun sensory activity for kids!

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Zoo animal sensory bin. Alphabet series letter Z
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Free #GroundhogsDay   #printables  for the #kids  
Groundhog's Day is coming soon! A fun new Groundhog day pack for next month! Will you be watching to see if the groundhog will see his shadow? Check out all the fun activities in it. This is a great theme that works for many different age levels. You can always find something fun to do with ...
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Chocolate Cursive

What a delicious way to practice handwriting!

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Hands-on edible handwriting practice for kids. Work on cursive handwriting with this edible activity for learning where letters join and how.
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How about i supply you cocoa for more handwriting chocolate.....Hope it
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Finding Financial Freedom

Did you know that financial stress keeps 80% of people awake at night? Join the ‪#‎onUp‬ movement and take control of your personal finances with great tips from SunTrust. Sponsored post; learn more here:

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Don't let financial stress destroy your life! Learn how you can take control of your finances and find financial freedom. Join the #OnUp movement!
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Star Wars Bedtime Stories

Make your little Star Wars fan's day by telling them personalized Star Wars Bedtime stories. Great tips in this post to get your started.

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Picture Books for Black History Month

Picture books for Black History Month. This post features a mix of biographical picture books and fiction books featuring African American children.

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Light Table Play

Children love light tables! Learn the benefits of light table play and read how you can make your own. Post also includes recommended toys for light tables.

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Setting Priorities: February Goals

How do you keep priorities straight while managing everyday life?

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What are your February goals?

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Finding joy in everyday parenting at mamasmiles.com
Introduction

SAHM to four wonderful children. Visit my blog, Mama Smiles, where I write about Joyful Parenting through creativity, learning, and play! I adore crafts, hands-on education, and high quality toys and baby gear.

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4 kids, Ph.D., Third Culture Kid
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parenting, education, crochet, sewing
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    Owner, 2008 - present
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Massachusetts - Cambridge, England - Edinburgh, Scotland - California - Vienna, Austria - La Paz, Bolivia - Paris, France - Guatemala City, Guatemala - Virginia - Utah
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To be honest, this is not totally "preschool" science, but my preschooler loves this experiment. He loves all science activities we've done

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China Elementary School Unit for Chinese New Year
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A Child-Friendly Introduction to Xiamen, China - Mama Smiles
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Gifts Kids Can Make: Handmade Jewelry - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting
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Simple handmade jewelry projects that are perfect for beginners, including children (with help).

Getting Messy With Ms. Jessi
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Nerdy Science: Melting Ice and Colors!
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The Importance of Creative Play - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting
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Creative play is, in my opinion, one of the main reasons that children need to have unstructured time built into their days. I would actuall