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Today’s light box set up!
OCEANIC WONDER!! 🐠🦀
The ocean is a big interest to our children in this area (Coromandel Peninsula), as we live so close to the beach and sea!
I used blue cellophane as the water, shells, rocks, coral, and seas weed, printed off some divers to go under the cellophane and of corse, boats!! .
I created a fishing activity with magnets to help develop fine motor skills and concentration. It was definitely a hit! .
TIP: Use the lids from Moccona coffee jars as magnified containers eg; crab claws (more on these soon!)
Working towards my degree in early childhood education! 9 days away from being done!
Here we have homemade dancing ribbons. I found the ones bought at the store contain small pieces which can be dangerous for small children. Which is why these are so great! No small pieces
To make these head to your nearest dollarama. I bought infant connecting toys and ribbon and tied the to together! In total I spent around 10 dollars in total to make around 10 dancing ribbons (this also depends on how long you cut the ribbon)
Excited to surprise the birthday girl (my sis) with this 50th Birthday Board! I personalized it with some old photos as well as recent ones. Of course I had to add a little bit of humour to it too! Theres a little blurb about the birthday girl from birth to where she is now (the pics sure help as visuals). Theres a “say whaaaat” section that shares the cost of living from 1968 (wow is all I can say about those prices!) and some fun facts from that year as well. I had a lot of fun creating this, the side panels will be used to leave bday greetings and wishes from all of our lovely fam and friends🤗I just love exploring my inner creativity and love sharing it with others even more❤️My mother-in-law did a similar board for her children and is my inspiration behind this! Thanks MIL😘 Whether you’re a mama, educator or student, think about how you can use these for any experience, celebration or not. Thank you @dollarama_doesitagain for having EVERYTHING creative available at our fingertips🤗🎨👌🏻 #milestonebdayideas#iteachtoo#teachermama#eceresources#eceprofessor
Lil Miss Independent enjoying some exploration time with a bit of not so cold snow this time and red food colouring! With the milder temperatures this week, we are taking full advantage! Notice the simple materials?? An aluminum food tray I kept for this very purpose, a measuring cup and bowl for filling and emptying and some of Arianna’s spoons for mixing and scooping. I had a tablecloth conveniently in my kitchen cupboard and I found a great use for my pregnancy pillow that I put away months ago as it didn’t really help me lol. Im so happy I discovered another fun and safe way to use it! It protects my baby girl in case she falls over and wraps comfortably around her🤗 I can now do all my cooking, prep and cleaning knowing my munchkin is safe🙏🏼❤️👶🏻I love sharing new ideas and discoveries...we can never benefit enough from them☺️ #pregnancypillow#teachermama#babylove#iteachtoo#eceprofessor#eceresources#ecelife#simplematerials#naturalisbest#highscope
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Save your jars! Big or small, where there is fun for one, there is fun for all! When I teach the course “play and creativity” to my first semester students, I cannot stress enough about the importance of using their home, colleagues and friends as their best resources! I remember spending countless dollars and hours inside Walmart, dollarama and Michaels when I was a student so that I could produce the “best” materials for the children at placement. Turns out all I needed to succeed was literally in my own backyard (and front for that matter), my basement and in my kitchen! Now, as a momma, I am looking around my home to provide more natural experiences for my daughter. I made this little sensory activity for her a while back by using a baby food jar, water, blue food colouring and sea shells! My inspiration for making this??? Arianna was fascinated by my blue San Benedetto water bottle and kept reaching for it. Her tiny hands could not grasp the 1.5 litre bottle so I decided to make one for her that she could manipulate on her own. When we provide activities and experiences for children based on their interests, we are encouraging a lot of learning, independence and growth! She is loving the look, feel and sound of her first sensory jar and I am looking forward to creating many, many more for her playroom window. I wonder if she’ll notice the effects of the sunlight on the jars 🤔 So go on and see what potential experiences you can come up with just from looking around your home. Home...where the simplest, purest and best discoveries happen❤️ Just remember, SAFETY FIRST! #teachermama#iteachtoo#ecelife#eceresources#saveyourmoney#sensoryplay#infantdiscoveries#eceprofessor
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