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101 Things for Sensory Play

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Sensory play out doors. The explore the wind re-use a plastic grocery bag with a string tied to the handles for a kite.

What is big deal and why is sensory play important to how children learn? And, what is a Busy Bag or a Busy Box? This post will explain along with 100 things to use for sensory play to put collections of bags and boxes for children to play and learn.

We all can name the 5 senses: sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. Assuming our bodies are functioning well, the more senses that the be incorporated into our learning experience the more quickly we grasp and retain a subject.This concept is particularly true wit how children learn-with their senses

Rocket Scientists started out with Kitchen Science for Kids

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Your child could be a future rocket scientist. Who knows?

We at No Non-cents Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store believe that our children’s future begins at birth and influenced by parental encouragement to explore with every day things in the kitchen at the appropriate developmental age. This post will share ideas on how to start using kitchen science everyday with your children.

Back to School Printable Chore Chart for Kids

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Whose turn is it to set the table tonight? Free Printable Chore Chart courtesy of

Now that the kids are Back to School there is no better time to get routine off to a good start.

Do encourage after school chores to help practice being organized for the next school day? A Chore Chart can be very useful visual reminder of task to be done.

Do your children know exactly what tasks/chores you expect them to take responsibility for daily?

Well, if I know children, and I do some one will forget all about doing any chores at all..

50 DIY Halloween Costumes Ideas That Start with a Tee-shirt

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Before the Halloween Pop Up Shops open their doors in town to lure you in to horrifying prices let’s think about how to save money this years by making a DIY Halloween costume with your child. I will list    of my own ideas then share with you a list of craft supplies, trims and pieces parts to embellish your DIY costume along with your creativity.

Back to School Events With Teacher Rewards and More…

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We in the United States of America are so fortunate to have free education for our young school children.

In honor of all the wonderful teachers everywhere my e-commerce shop  is giving away two 100 Days Brighter boxes to two lucky teachers in the Colorado Springs area as we celebrate Back to School Days at Tantrums Resale in Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 5th, 2018

Learning About Pets at Home and School

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Pets are cute and a cuddly and offers children opportunities to learn responsibility and to calm themselves. Most children dream about having a pet of their very own.

My post today will pull together a few of my favorite on line resources for pet lesson plans and free printable work sheets. I will also give you my very favorite resource of where to buy pretend pet products without buying a live pet for the class room.