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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…

Top Bright’s Pretend Play Margherita Shape Pizza Box

Top Bright’s Pretend Play Margherita Shape Pizza Box

In honor of National Pizza Day (February 9th), we chose Top Bright’s Pretend Play Margherita Shape Pizza Box to be our All-Star Toy of the Month for February! This toy provides endless opportunities for pretend play and playfully practicing developmentally appropriate skills: Pretend play: Your…

Button Skills for Preschoolers: XO Button Snake

Button Skills for Preschoolers: XO Button Snake

Buttoning can be a tricky skill for little fingers to master! We recommend starting with activities like button boards or making your own button snakes. They are a simple way to grade the task to decrease frustration by using a large button and eliminating managing…

Dressing Skills for Preschoolers | Purposeful Play Fun

Dressing Skills for Preschoolers | Purposeful Play Fun

The preschool years are an explosion of new complex tasks built on the combination of foundational skills that kiddos acquire in their infant and toddler years. As your littles develop, they are becoming more and more independent, and a huge area of growth in these…

Cotton Balls: Fun Indoor Activities

Cotton Balls: Fun Indoor Activities

Looking for some fun indoor activities to do with your kiddo? Break out the cotton balls! Cotton balls are an easy, budget friendly way to recreate pretend snow in the comfort of your home! Check out some of these activities our All-Stars did that kept…

DIY Poppers

DIY Poppers

These diy poppers are quick and easy for any holiday celebration!  Materials: Toilet Paper Rolls Balloons Tape Decorations Pom Moms Tie a balloon and cut off the end. Tape the cut end around a toilet paper roll. Decorate your rolls with whatever you have on…