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Spring Bucket List With Free Printable

Spring bucket list for families

We love making bucket lists as a way of organizing the most important things that we would like to as a family in a given season. We have done one for summer, fall, and Christmas. Here is our Spring bucket list! Here is a free printable with the list.

1. Visit a farm and

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30+ Must Read Easter Books

Since this is the first Easter that my daughter is actually understanding the concept, I thought it would be a great idea to ask my fellow bloggers for their Easter Book recommendations. For Thanksgiving, I asked my fellow kids bloggers for some great Thanksgiving book recommendations and I got fantastic suggestions, so I knew I would not be disappointed this time with Easter books.

Easter Book for kids

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How to Praise Your Child so They Grow up Happy, Confident and Capable.

 

praise your child the right way

Praising your child is important and doing it the right way is equally important. There have been studies done about the harmful effects of praising children in a general sense instead of praising them for their effort or actions.  Here are some easy tips for praising your child that will raise a happy, confident, and capable child.

Praise the action not the

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5 Tips on Fighting Gender Stereotypes and Raising Empowered Children.

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This post was written as a contribution to the Boys vs. Girls Blog Carnival.  The participating bloggers are sharing their experiences, ideas, and opinions on why gender roles should be avoided in parenting and teaching practices.

Boys play with cars, trains, and tools. Girls play with dolls, dress-up, and princesses. For many parents this rings true but what happens when your boy wants to play with dolls or your

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Arts and Craft Supplies for Kids Guide

Arts and Crafts Supplies for kids

I have had requests for an arts and craft supplies beginners guide. If you are new to crafting with children, or you just want a quick reference guide of supplies that are essential for crafting with children, you have come to the right spot. I am going to share with you all the must-have supplies and household re-purposing items that are great for crafting

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Opposite Day {Celebrate the Fun}

Opposite Day

The first Holiday we are celebrating as part of our {Celebrate the Fun} series is Opposite Day! The nice thing about this holiday, and the other holidays that I will be sharing as a part of this series, is it doesn’t matter if you celebrate on the “official” day. You can celebrate Opposite Day whenever you want to bring a little fun into your

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{Raising Tots} 7 Potty Training Tips

Potty Training Tips

This week we welcome Adele from Playful Learners this week on {Raising Tots}! She is sharing her potty training tips!

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Normally the mile stone most parents dread, timing potty training correctly can help lift the stress of this important stage in every child’s life. Time and time again I have seen children being pushed into potty training by their parent before they are

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{Celebrate the Fun} Silly Holiday Series

I am SUPER excited to announce a new series on my blog: Celebrate the Fun. Each month I will be featuring on my blog an obscure, bizarre, silly, and fun Holiday and what my family did to celebrate.

Fun Family Traditions

I thought this would be a fun way to bring some excitement and whimsy into our lives. It is a way to take ordinary days in our family’s life

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The ABC’s of Learning Through Play U-Z

ABC's of Learning Through Play

U is for Unstructured Play

Children need time for unstructured play- nearly double the amount of structured play. Children learn so much when they are left to their own devices and allowed to play freely. While parent-led play can be fun and has its place, allowing your child free time to play on their own is crucial. Playing outdoors is a wonderful example

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The ABC’s of Learning Through Play P-T

ABC's of Learning Through Play

P is for Piaget

Jean Piaget is a famous child development theorist. His theory basically says that children don’t necessarily need adult intervention to learn; they have an innate desire to learn about their environment and do so by a process he calls assimilation and accommodation. He believes that there are 3 types of stages of play. The first is called functional play and occurs between

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