Making Play Meaningful

When you play with your babe one thing to question is, “Am I making this meaningful play?” One way to make play meaningful is to associate it with something that happens/happened recently. An example of this would be, you went to the zoo and then that week you play Zoo at the house with stuffed…

Sensory Play with ZDough

Maybe you are wondering how is this mom even qualified to tell me about sensory play? Well let me tell you the short version by giving you some information about my background before becoming a mommy. I was a special education teacher with a degree in Birth Through Five Education. Before that I was working/playing with children…

3 Ways To Encourage Language During Play

If you didn’t know, I used to be a teacher until I went part time. I taught special education and early education prior. Being a birth through 5 major I learned a lot of about early development and the importance of play. Here are some skills I picked up on for encouraging language in play. 1.Read,…

5 Ways To Use Left Over Easter Eggs

Easter is over and you have all of those eggs left! If you are like me they are still all over your house and have been great entertainment for your little. Before you throw them out, donate or pack them away. Here are 5 ways to repurpose your Easter eggs. Shape matching is an early…