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Let’s Get Tactile! Benefits and Tips for Setting Up a Sensory Bin

Let’s Get Tactile! Benefits and Tips for Setting Up a Sensory Bin

Therapists and teachers love to utilize sensory bins for preschool exploration because there are so many benefits! Young children are naturally in a ‘touch to learn’ phase in which they are learning about their environment, such as cause/effect concepts, through experiences. This article will provide…

Plastic Egg Activities for Preschoolers

Plastic Egg Activities for Preschoolers

April’s All Star toy is plastic eggs! These are a fave for therapists to build purposeful play because there are so many ways to adapt the fun. So don’t pack away the holiday decorations just yet and stay tuned all month for some engaging, easy…

STEM Activities for Preschoolers

STEM Activities for Preschoolers

As a parent it’s easy to find the idea of STEM intimidating! But, chances are, if your little one is busy in free play and exploring their environment it’s likely your natural scientist is already implementing tons of STEM concepts. We put some our heads…

Lion in my Way | Language Fun for the Whole Family

Lion in my Way | Language Fun for the Whole Family

Looking for a game that’s fun for the whole family? You’ll love Lion in My Way from @eeboopieceandlove. This collaborative (and silly!) game encourages little ones to let their imagination and creativity run wild as they determine which tools will help them overcome various obstacles.…

St. Patrick’s Day Purposeful Play | Activities for Preschoolers

St. Patrick’s Day Purposeful Play | Activities for Preschoolers

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! We have put together some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day play activities with all things green, rainbows, and of course gold coins! Lucky Charms Oobleck Coco loves messy play, so oobleck is a perfect fit for her…

Design and Drill from Educational Insights

Design and Drill from Educational Insights

The Design and Drill from Educational Insights is our March All Star toy and a great introduction to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning for our littles!  Why We Love It: This activity has loads of STEM benefits including building and matching patterns by…

Dental Health Sensory Bin

Dental Health Sensory Bin

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! To celebrate we set up a super fun Dental Health Sensory Bin with one of our favorite toy sets from Melissa and Doug! Materials: Ikea Flisat Table Dental Set from Melissa and Doug Shaving cream mixed with food…

Color Blocked: An Interactive Book About Colors!

Color Blocked: An Interactive Book About Colors!

We love finding books that will engage young minds while teaching important developmental skills! Color Blocked is an interactive, exciting book that is packed with vibrant illustrations, as well as tons of opportunities to playfully: learn about colors introduce color mixing practice following directions build…

Quick and Easy Valentine Projects for Preschoolers

Quick and Easy Valentine Projects for Preschoolers

“All you need is love” and Valentine’s day crafts! (Lennon/McCartney) It is the perfect time of year to mix up some of your kiddo’s favorite crafts and activities with hearts, x’s and o’s, and all the festive colors and sparkles of the holiday.  Here are…