No Non-cents Nanna

Practical tips and advice for a family friendly lifestyle
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Making Breakfast Sensory Play from Felt: Tracing Shapes

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Felt breakfast. Image copyright Malika Bourne

There is some very nice sensory play items on the commercial market. But, I prefer to make my own felt shapes versus purchasing manufactured products.

This multi-part post will show you how to get started making economical  felt shapes for pre-school children and younger grade school children.

Making felt items for kids to experience texture and shapes is requires minimal artistic skills and few tools. READ MORE

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Reaching out to Families in Fountain Colorado

This grandmother got a very shocking phone call this afternoon about an officer involved shooting in a Fountain, Colorado, a neighborhood I know very well.

No Photos will be posted as I encourage our Fountain/Fort Carson school district and Colorado Springs area to be good  neighbors to the families who live on or near Legend Oak in Fountain, Colorado. Let’s respect the families’ privacy. READ MORE

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Pre-Schoolers Learning to Sew Dolls Clothes part 2

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4 year old proudly shows off doll clothes we sewed together.

This post is a continuation of Pre-Schoolers Learning to Sew Dolls Clothes and can be adapted to other learning experiences.

This old No Non-cents Nanna knows when children are given the opportunity,along with the adults patience, they can do many things on the road to eventual independence.

What parts can a 4 year old ‘sew”?

  • Pick out the material and thread color.
  • Lay pieces of clothe on the doll to design the most beautiful dress in the whole world EVER!
  • Pick up the sewing machine bobbin off the floor when Nanna drops it.
  • Chose to make a skirt and top or a dress.
  • Choose to have the  doll wear  the leggings Nanna made from a sock even if Nanna  thinks- to her self – those legging  match the outfit too well.

Remember: this is the child’s project. It is NOT YOUR project to tell the child what to make… so, keep the choices to acceptable and safe limits.* READ MORE

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