Tag Archives: quiet activities

Just Not Her Thing?

When my son was little, it became obvious very quickly that books were one of his favorite things. As soon as he could sit and coordinate his hands he would flip through pages on his own, and he would bring … Continue reading

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Not Just a Chair

This is not just a chair, it was one of the most welcome sights in the Maryland Science Center. Tucked in a corner of the baby/toddler area it was comfortable, had a footstool and a “Boppy” pillow nearby. I have … Continue reading

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Looking for Books? A few suggestions for the preschooler in your life

I spent all of this summer either being (super) pregnant and running after a 3 year old, or trying to take care of a newborn and running after a 3 year old. Neither situation left me with a lot of … Continue reading

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Invitations to Play

“Invitations to Play” is a buzzword I didn’t even know existed until I joined Pinterest. Now, I scroll through hundreds of blogs all linked to this idea.  Basically, an “invitation to play” is a set of materials that you set … Continue reading

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“Reading” Wordless Books

Have you ever tried to read a wordless book with your child? Even for someone who is an enthusiastic and confident reader, I get a little stuck with those. Without words to guide you, it is easy to feel a … Continue reading

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Museum Says NO TOUCHING? No problem!

More and more museums are making themselves accessible to families with young children. However, that doesn’t mean that you will suddenly be able to touch everything in the museum…it just wouldn’t be good for the objects! So, what do you … Continue reading

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Letters from Camp: Let Them PLAY!

Many new, or infrequent, teachers seem scared of “down time.” In their view, any time when the kids are not actively moving forward in a planned way is A) lost teaching time and B) chaos just waiting to happen. What … Continue reading

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