Bilingual Colors Song

This week is all about learning color words and to kick off the week we are sharing a bilingual color words video with a song!  Can’t see this video? You can also watch it here. Angelique Felix believes in the magic of play. You can find out more about Angelique by visiting here. You can also […]

Felted Sweater Sweetheart Garland

This simple project takes only minutes to make with your kids but makes a big impact on your Valentine’s holiday decor!  You need: Felted Sweater bits and pieces A sewing machine with thread Scissors  Directions: Have your kids cut out circles and hearts from the felted sweater bits.  There is no right or wrong size, […]

Learning in an Instant: Writing Letters

A quick and easy way to learn more about being a good friend (while sneaking in some fun writing practice) is to write a friend a letter.   Is your child not ready to write a full letter? Have them draw their friend a picture instead!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Teaching Friendship Skills Through Social Stories

What is a Social Story? A social story is an individualized short story that describes a social situation and reinforces a desired skill, task, or behavior. Social stories use succinct sentences that are usually accompanied by a simple photograph or illustration. They are easily memorized and intended to be read aloud over and over again. […]

A Friendship Song for Kids

February is a wonderful time to focus on friendship, and this week we are going to give you several ideas! We’d like to start the fun by sharing a sweet bilingual friendship song for kids.  Can’t see this video? You can watch it here. Angelique Felix believes in the magic of play. You can find out […]

Around the Web: Boredom Busters

Need more boredom busters?  We’ve got some ideas! These 6 links from around the web should provide hours of entertainment! 1. Check out these 20 Boredom Busters for Rainy Days, Sick Days, and Duvet Days via Make Do and Friend 2. Make Your Own Sponge Blocks via Inner Child Fun 3. This cardboard plane and […]

Learning in an Instant: Balloon Bop

Give a kid a balloon and you’ll instantly cure any sign of boredom. Have you ever noticed that balloon play always leads to a game of balloon bop? You know, where you have to keep the balloon in the air by skillfully and energetically bopping it repeatedly? Just the process of this balloon bop play […]

TV Free Boredom Busters

“It rains 9 months of the year in Seattle.” Yes. It really does rain that much. Boredom is a guarantee each and every winter. Here in the Seattle area, it is pretty easy to settle into a movie marathon for a good 6 months. The best defense is a good arsenal of quick and easy […]

Sun Ornament Craft

Are you craving the return of the sun and longer days? This sun ornament craft from Inner Child Fun is a great way to bring a little more sunshine into your home. It’s also a fantastic boredom buster activity with a beautiful end product!  Can’t see this video? You can view it here. What are […]

Around the Web: Outdoor Learning in Winter

We’re finishing off this week with 5 inspiring links that share ways for you to get outside and learn in winter.  Make some beautiful Icy Ornaments via Inner Child Fun Learn about the Science of Sledding via Fireflies and Mud Pies Read your favorites during a Snowy Story Time via Inner Child Fun Have fun […]

Learning In An Instant- Temperature

This week’s Learning in an Instant encourages you to get outside with your kids to learn about thermometers and the temperatures of your area in winter.  You can begin by briefly introducing the thermometer and explaining or reviewing the words temperature, thermometer, degrees, Fahrenheit, and Celsius. Show your kids how to read a thermometer and […]

Exploring Water’s 3 States of Matter

Winter provides many natural learning opportunities for children. We’ve spent much time bird watching and hiking, and discussing the needs, adaptations and homes of animals in the winter. When Owen asked one day where icicles came from, I thought we’d attempt to dive deeper into science, and explore water’s 3 states of matter. Explain It: […]

Getting Dressed for Winter Fun

This week we are focusing on outdoor learning activities you can do in Winter. Kicking off the week is a video from Angelique sharing a cute little song about getting dressed for the cold! Can’t see this video? You can watch it here. Angelique Felix believes in the magic of play. You can find out […]

Around the Web: Snow and Ice

  There are so many different ways to play and learn in winter, and the internet is full of ideas! This week we are sharing 10 links with fun ideas to inspire you.  1. Have some winter fun inside with these 10 Indoor Winter Fun Activities For Kids via Inner Child Fun 2. Learn through play […]

Learning in an Instant: Winter

Chances are, your winters differ from other seasons, even if you live in a place that doesn’t get snow. And the best way to learn about winter in your area is to get outside in it! Nature walks are a great activity to do together as a family and they are rich with learning experiences. […]

Simple Science- Ice Experiment

Do your kids love science? Even the simplest of experiments can be exciting activities of discovery and this ice experiment falls into that category. It’s very simple to put together, but also a lot of fun for kids to explore.  Ice Experiment: Which added material (variable) will melt ice the fastest? What You’ll Need: Ice […]

Snowflake Painting

You don’t have to live in an area with snow to have some Winter fun. Today’s video shows how to create a beautiful snowflake painting with a simple technique. This painting project is great for many ages and really delivers stunning results. Check out the video for the easy how-to! Can’t see this video? You […]

Learning in an Instant: Handwriting

As we head into the weekend, I wanted to share a super quick but effective learning activity you can do with the kids, or as we like to call it “Learning in an Instant”. For this simple handwriting activity, you will need a wipe off board and wipe off markers. Write your child’s name for […]