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Watching the #olympics2014  & my 4 year old yells out, "Look, it's Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse!" #disney   #humor   #kids  
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The kids and I all woke up with a cough this morning. I rubbed a little RC on everyone's feet and a drop of Thieves for good measure, and I haven't heard a cough in over 45 minutes! Want to learn more about essential oils or get your own starter kit? Message me!  I can't tell you how much we are loving our oils!! #EssentialOils #kids #health
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10 Science Activities for Kids

If you have a budding scientist at your house here are some fun science activities to try. Don't forget to stop by Mess for Less and link up your kid friendly post to The Weekly Kids Co-Op.

Read now: http://www.messforless.net/2014/01/10-science-activities-for-kids-from.html

Pin for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/178666310191475739/

#kids   #kidslearning   #kidsscience   #kidsactivities  
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My husband bought a box of Frosted Flakes for his dad's breakfast while he was visiting. The 4 year old just called it "tiger food." 

#kids   #humor   #breakfastcereals  #kbn #inlieuofpreschool
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Snowman Hush Bottles Tutorial - http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/snowman-hush-bottles/

I love these so much!!! #snowmen #glitter #hush #calm #kbn #crafts
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CUTE!
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What is the very best pet for kids? Read my latest post to find out!! You might be surprised at my answer!

Read it now: http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/best-pet-for-kids/

Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/22518066861243635/

#kids #pets #preschool  #homeschool #parenting
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Superhero Sight Word Mash

Using superheroes made learning sight words into a fun game - one my son actually wants to keep playing!

http://www.pleasantestthing.com/2014/02/superhero-sight-word-mash.html

#MyMashUp #ad #parenting #kidsactivities #kbn #sightwords #moveandlearn
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{Christmas Keepsake} Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Footprint Art on canvas -- one of my absolute favorite holiday decorations to unpack each year!!

Read it now: http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/reindeer-footprint-art/

Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/22518066860729927/

#Christmas   #crafts   #kbn   #holiday   #rudolphtherednosedreindeer   #kidscrafts   #baby   #infant  #toddler #preschool #footprintcraft  
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Flubber Slime recipe! Our first venture into what I consider to be REALLY messy play...and it really wasn't that messy at all! 

Read: http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/flubber-slime-recipe/

Pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/22518066860727313/
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Genny is a former teacher turned stay at mom home to two preschool aged children.  She is the owner, creator, and writer of Parent Teach Play and In Lieu of Preschool, and is currently in the process of publishing her first children's picture book.  She loves spending time with her family, reading, writing, and trips to the beach!
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  • East Carolina University
    MA Reading Education
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L&L's Favorite iPad App - Cinderella (currently FREE!)
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I Got Dressed All By Myself: Organizing Your Child's Closet to Promote I...
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Photo of the Day: An Easy Way to Sort Lego
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Something Borrowed: Rainbow Pour Painting
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I think the pots turned out beautifully, but we did run into a few issues: Too much paint. Aleacia warns in her post that less is more, and

Self-Service Water Station for Kids: fruit-infusion optional :)
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Our version of a Montessori inspired self service water station for our preschool aged children...fruit-infusion optional. ;)

The Monday Musical series: Annie
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{Wash & Learn} Letter Building Alpha-Bath!
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The Monday Musical Series -- Magic Tree House: the Musical
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Photo of the Day: Nature Walk Lilah
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Chapter Books for Preschoolers: Charlotte's Web
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The latest chapter book I've read with my two preschool aged-children is Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. While I do think this classic is ver

Teaching the Lord's Prayer to Littles & My First GIVEAWAY!
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A few weeks ago after reciting the Lord's Prayer at church, DH and I were simultaneously hit with the desire to teach the prayer to Luke