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Tag: Sensory Play

Potato Head Play Ideas

Potato Head Play Ideas

This month’s Walk, Talk, Play All Star Toy of the Month is a total play classic! The Potato Head by Hasbro is a staple that we believe belongs in every playroom. In this article, we put together some of our favorite Potato Head Play Ideas that…

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…

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…

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…

Keeping it Simple: The Holiday Edition

Keeping it Simple: The Holiday Edition

Let’s face it, the holidays somehow sneak up on us every year! Between baking, gift gifting, and end of the year commitments, we are all exhausted and broke. To keep things festive (and frugal), the gals at WTP wanted to share some of our favorite…

Pre-Writing Fun with Nature Unit by KidsPlayTricks

Pre-Writing Fun with Nature Unit by KidsPlayTricks

When it comes to teaching pre-writing skills, our biggest tip is to keep it light and fun! This week we had some pre-writing fun with nature, using our preschool curriculum by KidsPlayTricks. The Nature Unit in this preschool curriculum provides the printables you see in…

Wild Dough Co Play Dough | WTP All-Star Toy of the Month

Wild Dough Co Play Dough | WTP All-Star Toy of the Month

Play dough is one of the ultimate Walk Talk Play All Star toys! It has endless possibilities for play and naturally builds imagination and attention, all while preparing little hands for more complex skills, like pre-writing! This month we are bringing you our favorite ways…

Halloween Sensory Bin Fun: With Tips for Extending Play

Halloween Sensory Bin Fun: With Tips for Extending Play

Looking to have some Halloween Sensory Bin Fun? Halloween is one of our favorite holidays for sensory play. Check out our bin, the materials we used, and a few WTP Insider Tips on how to extend play. Basic Materials: Black Beans Dyed Rice (here’s how…

Monster Learning Activities for Preschoolers | Diving Into the KidsPlayTricks Monster Unit!

Monster Learning Activities for Preschoolers | Diving Into the KidsPlayTricks Monster Unit!

Nothing says October is here more than fun, silly Monster Learning Activities for Preschoolers! That’s why we are so excited to be diving into the Monster Unit of the Kids Play Tricks Curriculum! There are so many great ideas and little gems in this unit…