DIY Bean Bag Tutorial

Bean Bags are a childhood staple. As a teacher, I often used bean bags in my elementary classroom for lots of different learning activities. The possibilities are truly endless! DIY Bean Bags are a perfect easy beginner sewing project and can help use up fabric scraps. The materials are practically free, and even if you […]

Caterpillar/Butterfly Finger Puppets {Flip Dolls Pattern}

I first “met” Laura while I was pregnant with Asher. If you were a reader during that time, you’ll remember I was SO sick with Hyperemesis Gravidarum and the entire house was a little down in the dumps. During that time, Laura sent us a package with hand-drawn artwork from her daughter and a homemade […]

BionicBlox–An Engineering Toy for Open-Ended Play

Disclosure: I received this product for free to review. I was compensated for my time in reviewing the product and writing our experience. All opinions are my own and honest; a positive review was not required. No affiliate links are present. As a former early childhood educator turned homeschool mom, I’m always on the look […]

10 Traits of Great Toys

Play is the work of a child. ~ Maria Montessori If play is the work of the child, then toys are the tools children use to get the job done. Unfortunately, not all toys are created equal, so how can we decided if a toy is worth it or not? What makes a good toy? […]

Throwing out the Script to Engage in Open-Ended Play

Beep-Beep! Chugga-Chugga! Vroom-Vroom! If my days had a soundtrack, those sounds would definitely dominate the playlist. If a toy has wheels, my boys love it. If the toy has sounds and batteries, I’m a tad bit more selective. In these modern days with iPads, smart phones, and buttons at every turn, I find myself a […]