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Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Great recipe for #lactoseintolerant  people!

#dairyfree   #dessertrecipes   #kbn   #sweettooth  
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Fine motor skills for toddlers

What are the milestones for fine motor skills, plus fun activities to help strengthen fine motor skills for toddlers and preschoolers:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2009/03/help-toddler-develop-fine-motor-skills.html

Ideas from +Mary Catherine +Happy Hooligans +The Imagination Tree +hands on : as we grow +Colleen SugarAunts 
#kbn   #motorskills   #occupationaltherapy   #ot   #toddler   #ece  
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May Book Picks for 5 Year Olds
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/05/may-books-for-5-year-olds.html

Our favorite picks with extension activities for each book. Ideas from  
+Stephanie Haass +Fantastic Fun and Learning +Chelsey Marashian +TinkerLab +NurtureStore 
#kidlit   #ece   #kindergarten   #readingisfun   #kbn  
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Create your own collages in the style of Eric Carle

This is a fun project for any age group :)
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2011/07/start-mister-seahorse.html
#ericcarle   #artforkids   #preschool   #ece   #kbn   #artactivities  
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Learn About Native Americans of California Coast

Hands on history lesson about Ohlone Indians
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/04/hands-on-history-ohlone-tribe.html
#history   #elementaryschool   #nativeamerican   #kbn   #fieldtrips  
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Who are twice exceptional children

You might have met them before or raising one. Here is how to help them overcome their challenges and thrive:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/05/helping-2E-children-thrive.html
#gifted #kbn #ece #parentingtips
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Do Children Need Summer Homework?

Perhaps summer should be time for self-directed learning, not for more worksheets!
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/05/do-children-need-summer-homework.html
#elementaryschool   #parentingtips   #summerfun   #kbn  
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Rainy (or HOT) Day activities for preschoolers

Great frugal ideas that you can whip up on the fly

#preschool   #rainyday   #bored   #kbn  
 
Frugal Rainy Day Activities
You can never have too many ideas to keep the kids busy on a rainy (or very hot day) stuck indoors and last weeks Frugal Family Linky was full of activities to have on standby. Make your own Ball-can Game from Research Parent Paint some Fairy Wings from Bam...
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Preparing for the first flight with toddlers and preschoolers

Are your children flying for the first time this summer? Here is how we prepared our daughter for her first flight...
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2009/08/travel-with-kids-first-flight.html
#kbn   #travelwithkids   #preschoolers   #toddler   #summer  
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Memorial Day Craft for Preschool

Deck your window in red, white, and blue - also works great for 4th of July. Easy tutorial from +Danielle Buckley 

#memorialdayweekend   #patrioticactivitiesforkids   #preschool   #kbn  
These patriotic suncatcher stars are a fun and easy red, white and blue craft that is perfect for the 4th of July or Memorial Day!
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I am glad you are here. I am a working parent who tried to bring purpose to my limited time with my daughter. My goal is to raise her a compassionate, independent, and enthusiastic thinker. Find out more about me and my blog in About Me section.
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Rock Candy Science Experiment - Coffee Cups and Crayons
www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com

Simple play ideas, learning activities, kids crafts and party ideas, plus acts of kindness for kids!

Zoology for kids - Adventures in Mommydom
adventuresinmommydom.org

I don't know about your kids, but mine are big fans about animals, and we've got a bunch of zoology for kids ideas to explore after your zoo

6 July Books for Kids 6+
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June book recommendations for kids age 6 and older and book extension activities to go with them.

Learn about the brain activities - Adventures in Mommydom
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After we made our play dough brain cell model, and our play dough brain model. Now it’s time to get into even further details about our brai

Magnetic Robot Art with Tin Cans - Fun-A-Day!
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Create movable magnetic robot art with tin cans and craft supplies. Recyclables and on-hand items make this DIY project each as can be. Lots

10 Jello Science Experiments - The Chaos and the Clutter
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Who knew that so many cool science experiments could be done with jello?!

Coin activities for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade - The Measu...
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Looking for coin activities for kids? This post has over 10 ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.

What do ants like to eat? {science activity for kids} - Gift of Curiosity
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TweetIf you’ve been following along, you know that my kids and I completed an ant unit and I am sharing a number of activities we did to lea

Portugal for kids - Adventures in Mommydom
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We studied Portugal this month in our geography studies, and the kids had fun with the recipes we made.

Crosswords for Kids
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Help to develop your child's vocabulary and spelling skills using fun crosswords for kids.

How to Teach first aid to kids - Adventures in Mommydom
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Here's some beginning ideas to teach first aid to kids.

Geometric Design - Shapes in Five Circle Grids
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We created five circle grids and then found shapes in the circles. This activity was very similar to the seven-circle grid shape finding act

An Easter Tree
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An Easter Art Project for entire family - decorating hand blown eggs and setting up an Easter Egg Tree. Additional Easter art and Easter dec