Sunday, March 5, 2017
I’ve tried all types of egg hunts, but this has been my favorite for four years straight. The children are excited, happy, and content! What more can you ask for?
To view the rest of the article and photos, please head over to my newest blog, which I started to store and share my favorite early childhood activities:
My Preschool File Cabinet - Best Preschool Egg Hunt
Thursday, August 20, 2015
My friend, Melissa, is a home daycare provider/owner and inventor of Pick-Ease, a utensil that makes eating fun for children, including picky eaters. She's also the mom of two young boys and likes to take them on fun-filled field trips. She writes about this trip and other topics of interest to parents on her Pick-Ease blog, so you can check them out at Pick-Ease.com. I'm sharing her review of their recent trip to The Dinosaur Place in Montville, CT below:
This Summer, my family visited The Dinosaur Place for the very first time. The Dinosaur Place is located in Montville, CT, just minutes from Mystic Aquarium. Now, we’ve been to Mystic Aquarium numerous time, but I had never heard of The Dinosaur Place until last year. If you haven’t been yet, I highly recommend it! What an amazing day trip that’s fun for the whole family!
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Teacher and Kiddo Rating: * * * * (out of 4)
|Design in Motion Velcro-Type Activity|
|Soft, Vinyl Blocks with Velcro-Type Attachments|
|Crawling Infants Area with Rocking Chairs|
|Toddler-Sized Desk Area with Puzzles and Computer|
|Stuffed Book Characters|
The children's special event or story time area (I'm guessing, as we spied some big books on an easel and puppets in the corner) is still a work in progress. A sign on the door stated that children were allowed in with adult supervision.
Behind swinging glass doors, separated by a blue and lime green wall with circular port-hole windows, is a room filled with small tables and chairs (future crafts possibly) and bins with some quiet, construction/manipulative toys such as Duplo-type blocks and large foam blocks.
The projector hanging from the ceiling, spotlights facing the opposite wall, and stacked seating cushions all hint at the fun events to come!
|Foam Blocks in Event Room|
|Ball Maze in Event Room|
|My little friend wanted a photo of the bright and cheery restroom (one of two for families right in the Children's Area).|
|My personal favorite on the adult side of the library -- outdoor balcony with tables/chairs.|