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❤️ Hooooray - Traffic Bath fun is back in stock! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Add it to their stocking, or simply buy it because it's great all year round!  This doesn't have to be a Christmas gift.....because it is a sanity saver all year round. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kids happy to head to the bath?  Really?  Yes - we have heard it over and over - and we have seen it for ourselves with Lucas.  This is one of the best bath toys that we know of for car lovers.  They make the road, they have heaps of vehicles to drive on it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Buy it as a belated gift to yourself - because everyone needs help at bath time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ www.lucaslovescars.com.au ❤️🚗
Quiet on the gram but busy as ever at home keeping this little one entertained & nurtured 24/7 while it just her & I... (Happy Hump Day!!! ) . . . #daysofourlives #gamesroom #letthemplay #letthembelittle #nurturingcreativity #childhoodunplugged #motherhoodunplugged #brandstylist #brandrep #sarikaandsage #bohofeathergarland #kinderfeets #olliella #christmas #toddlerlife #playandgrow #supportsmallbusiness
Sometimes when you're enjoying outdoor play you want to go down the slide, and sometimes you want to play with the parachute, and sometimes you want to dig in the sandbox. Other times you're perfectly content to find some quiet time by yourself to explore the assortment of twigs and leaves on the ground. #organicpreschool #emergentcurriculum #letthemplay #outdoorplay
🎈BALLOON BLOW-UP🎈 So you mean to tell me that I’ve gone purple 🥵 from blowing up balloons when I could have done this instead???? 😱 Yup! That’s exactly what I thought when I did this🤦🏻‍♀️. Then I googled “blowing up balloons with baking soda and vinegar” and realized I had not indeed invented this 😲😂. I mean, it’s everywhere!! 🤣 ❣️Tell me, have you seen this before? 🤔I was blown away (pun intended🌬). • 👉🏼YOU’LL NEED: -Plastic water bottle -Funnel -Balloon -Baking soda -Vinegar 👉🏼INSTRUCTIONS: 1️⃣Add about 2-3 inches of vinegar to the water bottle 2️⃣Add a bit of baking soda to the balloon using the funnel. Twist the opening of the balloon without tying it. 3️⃣Carefully wrap the tip of the balloon onto the bottle head without tipping the baking soda in. 4️⃣Have your child lift the balloon letting the baking soda drop. Watch as the ballon inflates. • 💡This experiment doesn’t last long but the reaction is worth while. Tag me if you try it!! 🤗❤️ #mothercould #howto . . . #stem #science #actividadesinfantiles #niños #sahm #toddlerfun #kidsactivities #kidsfun #learningthroughplay #imagination #bussytoddler #playmatters #letthemplay #letthembelittle #invitationtoplay #sensoryplay #momlife #babyfun #funforkids #toddlerplay #toddlertime #aprenderjugando #everydayplayhacks #balloon #toddleractivities #playathome #infancia
Did you know swinging is not only fun but also beneficial for eye development, balance and coordination? These indoor/outdoor @solvejswings are suitable for ages 6 months to 6 years and are available in store and online @dragonflytoys #dragonflytoys #solvejswings #newzealandmade #naturalswings #swinging #swing #creativeplaygroundaus #letthemplay #letthembelittle #christmasgiftideas #naturaltoys #creativeplay #toyshop
Change is hard, and it’s a particular challenge for my gal. So when it was time to go to nature school on a new day (of her choosing), her anxiety showed up in a big way 😰😰 So I reminded her that some part of her heart knew she was ready for this, even though it was scary. And then we repeated a few affirmations like I am brave 🌱 I can do hard things 🌱 I have the courage to face my fears 🌱 . Anxiety is a beast. And you definitely can’t slay it in one day. But I think we took one major step forward today 🙏✌️💜
Wearing "fancy clothes" for school today. 😂
🎄 PLAYDATE 🎄 A morning with friends. Our beautiful friend @lisezeld invited us around for a play this morning along with some other parents and children from our Mainly music class. They had a disco set up, toys galore and so much grass that inspired the children to run forever and ever! Another hit was the trampoline and ‘picking as many raspberries as you want’. Thankyou so much for the play, we haven’t stopped talking about it since we’ve arrived home. 🌈❤️🙏🏻🤩
Have you seen Little Free Libraries? We’ve taken a page from their book (pun definitely intended 😂) and have installed two Books Nooks at the front of our school with four more to be added on our playground! As an eight-classroom early childhood school, we don’t have our own library, so this is one of the ways we look forward to promoting literacy and providing resources for parents and children. Our kids are so excited to take some books home over Winter Break! 📚📖 • • • #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #reggioinspiredteachers #littlefreelibraries #promotingliteracy #providingresources #letthembelittle #letthemplay #iteachlittles #iteachtoo #readtothem
Natures playground 🍂🍁
Remember you are magical!! This is a crazy time of year but don’t ever forget you are magical, the magic is always with you, spread it around🧚🏻‍♂️ #magical #ritual #letthemplay #himalayanjourney #stockingstuffers #fairy #fairyhome #handmade #fairtrade #ethicallymade #felttoys #felt #magicalplay #openendedplay #montessori #montessoriathome #waldorf #waldorfhomeschool #educationaltoys #smallfolk #imaginativeplay
This little guy was measured for his cranial brace yesterday. He was such a good little curmudgeon during the entire thing! We will be going back next week for his fitting and if all goes well, that should be his Day 1. Drop me some emojis and show me how you think we should decorate it!
Reindeer food sensory tubs. I set up our Flisat table with the two large tubs, then rested the two smaller tubs in each one. I printed out a cute reindeer picture, glued it to cardboard and propped it in the top tub. I gave the boys some oats, coconut, split peas, sunflower seeds, bran and cornflakes and I let them go wild making reindeer food and feeding their reindeer. They had lots of fun and it was great for their hand eye coordination. The food was mostly caught in the smaller tub and when Theo started getting a bit too crazy with it I moved the whole table into the kitchen. I then gave Arlo a bag labelled reindeer food and he added some rainbow rice to everything then used the funnel to get it all into the bag. I think I’ve used these @growing.kind paint jars for anything other than paint!! They’re just so handy!! #christmassensory #sensorybin #sensoryplaytolearn #christmasactivity #toddleractivity #preschoolathome #learningathome #playathomemummy #playislearning #reggioemiliaapproach #finemotorskills #pretendplay #letthemplay #playingandlearning #handeyecoordination #reindeerfood #montessoriathome #flisat #toddlersensory #reggioinspired
Way to go Noah!! Hasentree Academy student, Noah Weyne, wins the 2018 Junior Club Championship🏆at @TheHasentreeClub ! @op36_ht #parorbetter #champion #success #growthegame #igrowgolfers #letthemplay #motivation #playthegame #igrowgolf #hasentreeclub #golf #juniorchamption #juniorgolfer
Inspiring words that remind us what we do and who we do it for. Some days you may feel like you are a salmon swimming against the current because it can be hard and different from what others are doing or what they think you should do. But the salmon is doing what it naturally should do... and so are we!! #reggioinspired #lorismalaguzzi #reggioemilia #letthemplay #letthembelittle #playbasedlearning #inquirybasedlearning #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers
How absolutely beautiful is this flower tea party 🍃🌼👌💖 ⠀ I spy our spoons & scoops looking very at home. Gorgeous picture from @_kitcatco 💖
We painted cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, egg cartons, and tissue boxes and created our own little town (swipe left for the final product)! Next time you’re about to recycle or toss a box, think about how many ways your little one could reuse it in a fun and creative way! . . Don’t forget, public kindergarten applications are open through January 14 for NYC children born in 2014 - click the link in our bio for the 411 on kindergarten admissions and submit your application today!! Pre-K / UPK (which we have at both Brooklyn Worldtots locations) applications for children born in 2015 are estimated to be open in Feb/March. . . . . . #worldtots  #bayridge  #brooklynkids  #preschool  #preschooler  #preschoolers  #brooklyn  #brooklynny  #brooklynnyc  #sunsetpark  #boroughpark  #nyckids  #bayridgebrooklyn  #brooklynmom  #nycmom  #toddlers  #toddlersofinstagram  #childdevelopment  #earlychildhoodeducation  #letthemplay  #letthembekids  #artsandcrafts  #artsandcraft  #reducereuserecycle
When I set out an invitation to play for my kindergarten students, I almost always set out little people or characters. It encourages oral language like nothing else. 🗣💬Even some of my quietest students who are reluctant to speak can sometimes be heard creating imaginative dialogue with these - even when playing on their own. The small baby peg dolls pictured here are made of wood, stained with non-toxic water based paints, and sealed with a natural beeswax finish. Their wood-burned smiles will never wear off. 😊This set of 6 peg babies comes in a little bag for imaginative play on the go. ✨Link in bio.
As crazy as the season is, the look of wonder on my 3 year old's face is enough to make up for all of it. He is so amazed by everything right now and so curious. This is the first year he really 'gets' what's going on and it's totally changing how I feel about the holiday craziness. He doesn’t care that the house isn’t ready, the grocery shopping isn’t done, and the gifts aren’t wrapped yet. He’s just so excited to experience it all. As a result, I find that I’m not caring about all that stuff quite so much. I want it to be amazing for him...but I’m starting to realize it’s going to be amazing even if the floors aren’t washed and the buns for Christmas dinner aren’t homemade. I’m lowering my standards. How has having kids (or working with kids) changed your outlook on the holiday season?
Hanging out. 😁 . . . . #play #park #letthemplay #rowlett #dallas #kids #swing
Out of all the things I have achieved, he is by far the best.
Building.... This has been such a struggle for us this year. The first few months of school many of my learners had no idea how to build or create using blocks and other toys. Lack of exposure to these types of materials was evident. I made it a huge play focus, and have been really pushing my friends to stick with a center and MAKE something! A week ago, I introduced a handmade flip book called “What Can I Build?” with over 40 ideas. This was a game changer. They LOVE it! They are learning to stick with an idea and create. They are collaborating and inventing! They are growing so much! #preschool #blocks #STEM #prek #preschoolteacher #play #playmatters #building #letthemplay #creativecurriculum
#winter is full of #treasures . Some kindergartners made #pecan soup today. #tinkergartenunplugged Sign up for a #freetrial or the Winter #season at #tinkergarten #outdoorclassroom #letthemplay #playmatters #playbasedlearning www.tinkergarten.com/classes
Swinging into LESS THAN A WEEK before Christmas like...... <3 (but I honestly feel more like Lizzy in the pile of leaves) #harfordcountyphotographer #marylandphotographer #lindsayparksphotography #familyphotographer #lifestylephotography #lifestyle #lifedocumented #letthembelittle #letthemplay
I feel this with every fiber of my being. Teaching kids comes with so many elements. For me, creating a safe and inclusive environment is the groundwork for success. It allows students to be who they are; it allows them to take risks; it allows them to show their true colors. Double tap if you agree! . . . . . 📷 cred @miss_b_insta . . . #leapingintolearning #teacher #igteachers #teachertribe #teacherlife #lifeofateacher #teacherspayteachers #ourelementarylives #learningthroughplay #letthemplay #earlylearning #teachermom #momlife #momblogger #ilovemyjob #homeschool #parenting #dadlife #bekind #bekindalways #tuesdaymotivation #tuesday #students #kindergarten #iteachtoo
Reindeer food in the sensory table this week! Ingredients include: glitter (so the reindeer can see the sparkles and know where to land) oatmeal, cornflakes, rice cereal, cinnamon and cinnamon sticks with graters for some fun! . What is in your sensory table/ play tray this week?
We are disrupting the norm and creating #TheNewClassroom 💯 Why wouldn’t you give a child the opportunity to stand up in their classroom?🤔 Every single classroom in the world should have standing desks available for their students. 🤯 The classroom must evolve and change, it’s been the same ole story for too long. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Time to innovate and let these kids stand up! #StandUpOurKids
🌱 FAQ 🌱 What's wrong with button-pressing toys with flashing lights and music? Well, there is no right or wrong. Only if it's for your child's highest good. . . . When your child's only work is to press buttons, she doesn't need to use her brain very much (if at all!). We all know how it feels to mindlessly do things. It gets boring pretty quickly. Human minds get wired through repetition, so the more she presses buttons mindlessly, the more she's used to not using her creativity and imagination. And when she doesn't use these skills, they get rusty. It'll take more time and effort to get into a creative, imaginative state of mind. . . . Now regarding the flashing light and music, I don't know about you, but I find them very annoying! If adults find them annoying, imagine how a child feels (remember children are much more sensitive than we are!). Also, these lights and music are highly stimulating. Not only do they make it harder for the child to focus (have you tried working with lights flashing in your face?), they also train her to expect high levels of external simulations. "When the threshold for excitement is so high, the ability and desire to concentrate on nuanced and subtle aspects of life become uninteresting and in the words of my two daughters, 'annoying.'," wrote Fran Laska, psychotherapist. . . . So in my honest opinion, button-pressing toys are not for any child's highest good. They stunt a child's brain and make it challenging for her to learn, think, focus, and enjoy the simple things in life. . . . What's your stance on button-pressing toys? I would love to hear!
HANGING BALL BALLS // I've added this activity to our Christmas table this week 🎄 Using some mini ball balls and the @kmartaus jewellery tree. Eva (2.2y) hung them on the branches very gently as we spoke about the different textures of the ball balls; shiny, matte and glitter. We did this many times Eva with her doll ❤️ Swipe to see 👉 Thanks to @flisatfun for this idea 😊 . . . #toddler #toddleractivities #christmasactivity #christmas #activitieswithmytoddler #activitiesfortoddlers #activitiesforchildren #earlylearning #earlychildhoodeducation #wherelearningmeetsplay #littlelearners #childhoodunplugged #creativeplay #learningthroughplay #letthemplay #letthembelittle #playathomemummy #playbasedlearning #playdiscovercreate #playislearning #finemotor #everydayplayhacks
Happy healthy kids 💕
Very excited about pulling the leaf out through the fence. 😂 . I thought Scarlett wouldn't need shoes until later as its summer.. But I ended up buying these cute leather shoes from @thevintageplume and I am glad I did. Scarlett has been wearing them almost every day as it has been such a cold, rainy summer! They are great quality and go with most of Scarletts clothes too! . . . . . . #thevintageplume #nzbrandrepfeature #nzbrands #nzbrandrep #nzmums #nzmum #nzandausmums #motherhoodnz #b1withbabies #igfashionkids #letthembelittle #letthemexplore #letthemplay #parenthood #parenthood_moments #dailyparenting #igmums #instamumgang #instamum #unitedinmotherhood #igkids
The Grimm’s telephone is a favourite in our home. Noah rings the bell, picks up the receiver, and goes “hello, ya..ya..ya. See you! Bye!” Not too sure who speaks like this but he’s picking it up real quick 😂 Preorders for Grimm’s closes 31 Dec 2018 so hurry place your orders and enjoy 10% off too 🎉 #tagnoahs
“And what about your mind? | Does it shine? | Are there things that concern you, more than your time?” (Jack Johnson) Why do we even bother losing track of keeping it simple and making it memorable?
Sometimes when you're juggling life...you have to let go of control. . . This is hard for me and I'm still learning how to be “ok” with letting go. If you ask my son Easton he'd say "mama doesn't like messes". . . Today I let go and am ok with it! Between my clients, calls, getting the house ready for guests this weekend and watching these two stinkers I had to throw in the towel somewhere. . . I decided that we would stay home today, make a HUGE mess in the yard, use chalk (and not control where it went), play with any toy they wanted to in the sand (and not clean them immediately) and be present to soak it all in. . . The boys had a blast and so did I....surprise surprise! Before naps today we even made a “reading cave” to enjoy books before bed....and I left it up!! . . Life isn’t perfect and neither am I. It’s ok to let go of control and just enjoy these moments/messes while they last. . . #sleepyonhudson #sleep #sleepconsultant #lettinggo #life #sandiego #california #motherhood #theperfectmother #takeamoment #momgoals #letthemplay
Remember! You have until tomorrow Dec. 19th to give and to gain points for your team! 💙💚❤️💛 #ecolevision #ecolevisionterrebonne #visionschool
Best part of the day! Remembering what’s important. #slowandsacredadvent #Godfirst #kidsreadtruth #shereadstruth #christmas #memories
@missnicoleathome had SUCH a good idea for letter S {stockings} for her #abcchristmascountdown that I just HAD to do it with my girls! Only one was interested at the time we did the activity, so we will try again for her tomorrow. I LOVED that she put puzzle pieces in the mini stockings. One of my girlies could use that extra fine motor work of getting the piece out. Such a good idea, @missnicoleathome ! 👏🏼 #inspiredplay #learningthroughplay #earlylearning #toddlerlearning #toddlerfun #explore #play #earlychildhood #playbasedlearning #letthemplay #playmatters #playisimportant #playislearning #letsplayallday #invitationtoplay #homelearning #earlychildhoodeducation #littlelearners #learnathome #4theloveofteachingblog #earlylearning101 #playideas #playandlearn #christmasactivity #christmasactivities
Trying to embrace what the season is all about slow down. These cards are perfect for family bonding and learning together. #slowandsacredadvent #shereadstruth #kidsreadtruth #Christmas #godfirst #homeschoolfamily #priorities
We went to see daddy at work today and then went back to the beach! It was high tide so we couldn’t look for treasures like we did last time but we enjoyed exploring the sand on this huge piece of driftwood! Yes, he decided to taste the sand. 😝 we enjoyed watching the waves and laughing at the dog as he searched for treasures. When we were done, we watched planes land and A played with my empty espresso cup and some of the tools daddy left in the car!
#CreativeCardCatalog : My incredibly talented friend Audrey of @thislittlestreet and @gypsyjac published the most darling book this year through a wildly successful @kickstarter. #LilyHuckleberry would make such a great gift for any child, and I can’t wait to read through the next adventure with Cricket and sew the Adventure Club patches on a bag for her. Check out my Stories for a peek inside and to check out reviews and buy it on Amazon Prime — free one-day shipping, so it’s perfect for Christmas!!
Little deer family from @minizooshop ; perfect for this time of year! Elijah has been carrying them around everywhere and even had to bring them to our drs appointment the other week 🤣
2 sleeps until we head home for Christmas... which also means 2 sleeps until we can put all relatives on rotation to mind the babes and give up all parenting rights. Until then, I’m going to bathe in this coff, k. #sillyseason
De eerste sneeuwpop van het jaar is een feit, whoehoeee ☃️ #zullenwijeensneeuwpopmaken #sneeuwpop #winter #winterweer #sneeuwpret #sneeuw #koud #letthemplay
•S H EL F I E• A new shelfie rotation after our holiday. A little Christmas theme to get in the spirit this week. Be sure to check out my stories, or highlights, if you want to see a close up tour of what’s there this week. . . . . . #babyplay #toddlerplay #babysensory #babylearning #babydevelopment #sensoryplay #sensoryplayforbabies #sensoryplayideas #letthemplay #learningthroughplay #playideas #earlylearning #playathome #littleplayideas #invitationtoplay #sensoryplaytolearn #montessoriinspired #reggioinspired #invitationtoplay #perthplaycommunity #shelfie #toyrotation #christmasshelfie #christmas
7 days till Christmas!!! Thank you @kaleena_jacey for this sweet capture 💛
Sisters have a Tom and Jerry relationship, always on each others trail but can never be complete without the other. – Unknown Today has been a lazy Tuesday. No work, lots of rest and sniffles. As much as I hate being sick, nothing beats a good day of rest and relaxation. How your day is going well! 😘
🎅🏼 S A N T A 🎅🏼 You know it’s ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ when you get to visit the big man in the red suit. On Saturday we made our yearly visit to @marldon_christmas_tree farm so the girls could tell Santa what’s on their list for this year. While we were there the girls threw us a few curve balls as they decided to add new things to their list ‘because I’ve just thought of it’ 🙈🙉😂 I’ve just come across the fab #xmashashtagchallenge which is being run by @littlepaperswan & @edinburghwithkids & I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone is posting. What I’ve seen so far are some gorgeous festive pics. Have you been to see Santa this year yet?
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Children change what they want to be when they grow up pretty much *everyday*! With our Pretend N Play My Community Set, kids can change whatever they want to be every minute! A great little way to find out if you have a budding doctor or pilot in the house! 😁 . . . #freckledfrog #christmasshopping #teachersofinstagram #creativekids #toys #learningthroughplay #learningisfun #melbournemums #giftideas #mumlife #playtime #playmatters #kidsrooms #toddler #giftsforkids #shopsmall #fun #smallbusinesslove #woodentoys #makersmovement #montessori #montessoritoys #reggioinspired #ohheymama #constructiontoys #woodentoys #supportsmallbusiness #educationaltoys #letthemplay #outdoorplay
10 DAYS OF THANKS @vovotelobakery what a year of adventures we had! Thank you you have been an amazing host! We are so looking forward to many more awesome adventures with you in 2019! #10daysofthanks #vovotelo #designingchildhood #experientiallearning #adventureclubs #makinglastingmemories #everydayisanadventure #learningthroughplay #letthemplay #growinguptoofast #capturedmoments #parenthood #letthembelittle #cherisheverymoment #makeeverydayanadventure
Today was a park kind of day 🌞
I’m excited for our family to do plenty of moodling during the holidays! What about you? 🎄🌟
10 DAYS OF THANKS We had so much fun on our adventures at iFly. Thank you @iflysandiego @iflyus for being such an amazing host we can’t wait for more awesome adventures with you in 2019! #10daysofthanks #ifly #designingchildhood #experientiallearning #adventureclubs #makinglastingmemories #everydayisanadventure #learningthroughplay #letthemplay #growinguptoofast #capturedmoments #parenthood #letthembelittle #cherisheverymoment #makeeverydayanadventure
10 DAYS OF THANKS A HUGE BIG THANK YOU to all the awesome organizations that we've had adventures with over the years, you've all been amazing hosts! THANK YOU for being there to help us make beautiful lasting memories with our Adventure Clubs families. Keep following our social media feeds as we feature some of these hosts in our 10 days of thanks countdown to Christmas. #10daysofthanks #experientiallearning #adventureclubs #makinglastingmemories #everydayisanadventure #learningthroughplay #letthemplay #growinguptoofast #capturedmoments #parenthood #letthembelittle #cherisheverymoment #makeeverydayanadventure
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