Wordless Wednesday From My Back Porch

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Imagination

“Grandma! Grandma! There are snakes in the pine trees!” our grandson shouted excitedly running to the house. Knowing that we do have at least one snake I thought to myself, “Drat, that snake had babies!” So, I grabbed my camera and asked our grandson to show me the snakes. (Yes, I grabbed my camera! LOL)... Continue Reading →

Gross Motor Math Games

The Counting-Action Dice game is a big hit  at our house: grandparent-parent tested, child approved and low tech (easy for this grandma to make). The Counting-Action Dice game is a gross motor math game perfect for preschoolers.  Kids can practice counting and one-to-one correspondence while doing fun body movements like clapping, jumping and spinning. This... Continue Reading →

Why Kids Need Real Play

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” ~ Mr. Rogers Play is such an integral and natural part of childhood. It is how all children learn. Play was one of the main reasons we... Continue Reading →

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