Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids

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Soon it will be time to ring in the New Year! This year I’ve put together some goody bags for the kids to open every hour as we count down to “midnight” (really it’s only 9pm our time, as we ring in the year with Rio, but you get the idea). These are just plain […]

Top 10 Posts of 2012

Top 10 Posts of 2012 from Inner Child Fun

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday, my friends! We are spending lots of time with family and friends, and cherishing these special moments together. I thought it would be a good time to reflect back on the last year, with a little list of our top 10 most popular posts from 2012. 10. DIY […]

10 Indoor Winter Fun Activities for Kids

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For most kids, winter break is right around the corner. Need a few indoor activity ideas to keep the kids entertained at home? Here are some of our all-time favorite winter activities that only require a few common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for indoor fun that doesn’t require a trip to […]

Top 10 Educational Holiday Gifts

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The list below contains what I believe to be the Top 10 Educational Holiday Gifts (and a few extras!) for children between the ages of 3-8. I do not consider myself a toy/game expert by any means, but when I choose toys/games for my children and others, I thoughtfully consider the following: Cost: I am […]

20 Gift Ideas for Future Innovators

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Do your kids enjoy solving problems? Do they love to learn about how things work? Need a few gift ideas for them for the holidays?? Here are 20 of our favorite gift ideas for future innovators: 1. Wooden Blocks — A classic building toy that never gets old. We especially love the Melissa & Doug […]

A Guide to Hugs and Kisses

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FACT: There are many different kinds of hugs and kisses. Here at Inner Child Fun, we take our hugs and kisses very seriously. Consider this post to be your go-to guide for hugs and kisses! There are hugs that are so strong, they almost knock you over. There are Papock hugs that require a running […]

Top 5 Subscription Gifts for Families We LOVE

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Are you looking for a few unique holiday gift ideas that are useful and low-clutter? Here are five of our family’s most favorite subscription services that are sure to have the recipient thinking of you every month! We love to give (and receive) each of the gift ideas listed here! (image courtesy of KiwiCrate.com) 1. […]

10 Things for Kids to Do While Waiting for Turkey

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With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, are you looking for a few ways to keep the kids entertained while they wait for that delicious turkey?? Here are a few low-mess and easy to set up ideas to keep up your sleeve just in case: 1. Hand Stamped Memory Game — A simple game […]

7 Creative Uses for Pool Noodles

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Do you have pool noodles sitting around at home collecting dust from last Summer? Wish you could put them to use with something other than a pool for the Fall and Winter months? Need a few creative ideas for inspiration?? Here are seven of our favorite ways to use pool noodles: 1. Hammer Time — […]

20 Easy Ways to Make Today Awesome!

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This post is dedicated to my dad, James Kraemer (Dec. 1948 – Oct. 2012), a man who lived a life dedicated to love, and taught me to do the same. In loving memory of all our good times together. Is your life in need of more awesomeness? Do you go about your day wishing for […]

Monster Stomp Song

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It’s Music Monday and today’s video from Angelique is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. The Monster Stomp Song is so fun and catchy. Can your child do the monster stomp?   Can’t see this video? You can view the video here. If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to Angelique’s YouTube Channel for […]

10 Amazing Toys You Can Make For Your Kids

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It’s no secret that we love making our own toys around here! Many times, these are the toys the kids play with the most, and in some cases the kids have played an active role in helping to make them. Here are ten of our all-time favorite homemade toys for kids to inspire imagination and […]

Autumn Leaves Song

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It’s officially fall! And  Angelique has a wonderful video to get you in the autumn spirit. This video shares a beautiful song about autumn leaves and would be a wonderful video to watch with your kids. Watch and sing along, and if you like this video, you can subscribe to Angelique’s YouTube channel for more […]

Learning to Clean with Messy Play

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The opportunity to learn through play is there in many situations. It’s there, even when you might least expect it.  This video from Angelique shows that even messy play can be a great learning opportunity.  If you liked this video, please subscribe to Angelique’s YouTube Channel for more inspiring videos. 

Around the Web: Inspiring Play Dough Ideas

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 Did you know that today is National Play Doh Day? Here are nine inspiring links to help you celebrate from around the web! Open a Play Dough Bakery via Inner Child Fun Sculpt Your Own Play Dough Snowmen via Childhood Beckons Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Play Dough via Childhood Beckons Build Your Own Play Dough Cars via […]

Daily Routines and Learning Life Skills

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Fall is often a time for new routines and schedules as families say goodbye to carefree summer days and head back to school. Setting up a routine is a wonderful way to welcome in the season while allowing children to learn and practice valuable life skills. This video from Angelique shares a few daily activities […]

Welcome to Inner Child Learning!

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Hi! I’m Joyce and I’m the founding editor here at Inner Child Learning! Here you’ll find simple and creative ways to encourage your child to learn through engaged play. I have invited a few fantastic bloggers and vloggers to contribute, and together we will share our favorite learning activities, as well as helpful links from around the web. […]

5 Ways to Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day

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Did you know that Sunday (9/9) is National Teddy Bear Day? Are your teddy bears in need of some extra love and affection? Need some inspiring ways to celebrate the day?? Here are 5 Playful Ways to Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day: 1. Plan (and then Host) a Teddy Bear Birthday Party — Clara thought […]