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Bye-Bye Strollers are for Exploring and Discovering

Exploration Begins with a Bye-Bye® Stroller

Children learn about the world experientially. Every new sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch provides their developing brain with interesting data to process. Tikes don’t need more screen time. They need hands-on experience. It’s how they process their surroundings and learn to understand how they fit into their world. More…

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Sensory tables for kids are multi-functional activity tables

Multi-Functional Sensory Tables Kids

Social or Solo Sensory play activities appeal to kids regardless of whether they are playing in groups or individually. For this reason, sensory tables have become a summer favorite for kids. Parents and caregivers, who find themselves tasked with filling kids’ summer hours with fun activities, also love sensory More…

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JCPRD Nature Schools in Johnson County, KS

Are Nature Schools Vogue or the New Gold Standard?

Over the last 3 years, nature schools, forest kindergartens, and outdoor preschools have exponentially grown in number in the U.S. according to The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Collectively known as nature preschools, nature-based learning has become a popular choice. NAAEE’s study claims there were 585 nature More…

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Make Pressed Flower Bookmarks

Sensory Play Blooms with Spring Flowers

Springtime brings with it a fresh scent in the air as everything begins to turn green and bloom again. The colorful flowers are no exception. Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinth, Crocus, Primrose, and Peonies all bloom in the spring. After a long winter, their colors and sweet aroma remind us, the More…

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Dramatic Play Kitchens: A Recipe for Raising Healthier Children

Dramatic Play and National Nutrition Month

A Recipe for Raising Healthier Children March is National Nutrition Month. It provides a perfect opportunity for parents and teachers to begin training children about the importance of nutrition and health. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has an amazingly comprehensive toolkit designed to equip you with games, activities, More…

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TinkerWonderPlay Dramatic Play Theme for Valentine's Day

Dramatic Play: Sweet Treats Bake Shop

Guest Blog by TinkerWonderPlay Children love to use their imaginations. There is no denying it. A fun way to refresh your dramatic play area is to give it a creative theme. With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, converting your child’s pretend play kitchen into a Sweet Treats More…

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Walk a mile in my Velcro shoes - Dexterity 2019

Can You Walk a Mile in My Velcro® Shoes

In 1968, Velcro® replaced shoelaces for the first time. Athletic shoe manufacturer, Puma, introduced the world’s first sneakers fastened with hook and loop instead of shoelaces. It started a revolution in footwear for children. Society is still reaping the consequences of this trend in 2022. It all started with More…

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ANG1535P-Nature Reading Cube for Biophilic Design for Classrooms

Benefits of Biophilic Design in the Classroom

Technology has significantly affected our culture. Children appear to have become the most profoundly affected age group. Their whole lives revolve around technology, and they have never known a day without it. Can the absence of nature’s elements in the educational environment cause stress levels to be elevated? Can More…

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ANG9002-Reimagining Gen A. Learning Environments

Reimagining the Gen. A Learning Environment

A child’s learning environment can significantly affect everything from performance and well-being to their ability to process information and achieve academic success. Gen A. refers to Generation Alpha. This age group starts with children born in 2012 and will continue through those born till about 2025. (This constitutes approximately 48 million children in More…

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