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The Us Journal With Author Eileen Grimes

When was the last time you really connected one on one with your child? In a time where so many of us are either working an abundance of hours, managing a household, raising multiple children, caring for aging parents or a combination of many of those and all while in the middle of pandemic and possibly holding our own mental health together, the idea of crafting individual time with each of our children can be a struggle.

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Nature Wings with Cara of Big World of Little Dude

Hello, my name is Cara and I am the founder of Big World of Little Dude. We are an educational platform teaching little ones social and emotional skills through a book series, music, puppets, and fun, hands-on activities. We like to blend nature, recycled objects, and items that you probably already have in your home to create beautiful crafts that are thoughtful and provide a moment to connect with your child and activate a conversation around social and emotional growth.   For this activity, take a nature walk with your child and observe all the nature around you.  What do you see? What do you hear? What do you smell? Walking in nature is an opportunity to talk with your child with...

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15+ Ways to Get The Most Out of Sensory Play

“The greatest danger to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” - Robert Swan If you’ve been around here for a while then you probably already know that at Broccoli Boxes we exist to encourage families and strengthen communities. We do this in two ways. First, we provide creative, screen-free sensory play for kids and deliver it right to your door, so you can spend less time planning and prepping and more time playing and learning. Our themed sensory kits are expertly curated to be engaging and enriching and are inspired by children’s literature. Sensory play encourages creative, open-ended play and provides opportunities for families to bond together and for children to enjoy self-directed play opportunities....

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Monster Features!

Big Thinkers love projects like this one from Desiree Velazco of Open Ended Children's Art and Sensory Play. As a former pre-school teacher and nanny and now a mom to an ever-busy toddler Desiree was looking for fun, easy and child-led projects that her Big Thinker could dive into. These adorable monsters are a great project for kids of all ages and abilities. We can't wait to see the fun and unique monsters you Little People come up with!

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