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NoNon-centsNanna.com comes from the blogs and writings of Malika Bourne, the No Non-cents Nanna. Nanna provides practical tips and advice for family friendly lifestyle changes based on her own life experience as a mother, a grandmother, and over 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN).

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What’s the Big Deal About Sensory Play for Kids?

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What’s the Big Deal about Sensory Play? Don’t you need flash cards and expensive toys to be able to enroll your future rocket scientist in the right college when they are 2 years old? (I may or may not be exaggerating.)

If you ask  a dozen people on your block to explain Sensory Play chances are you will get 12 different answers. Why is that? It’s not a secret.

5 Reasons Why Children Need A Toy to Hug

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My personal story…

Why I believe children need to have a toy to hug goes back to when…

…I was very young I could not sleep. I was often cold and hungry.

My parents worked very hard and had little time for the non-sense of a little girl who constantly begged for input.

So I would get out of the bed that I shared with my sister and my dolly, Pinky, in the scary darkness of night.

How to Play the Waiting Game with Kids

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Have you ever sat in a waiting room with wiggling kids with nothing to do?

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How many times have you sat in waiting room and sat some more with bored kids?

Personally,  I don’t care to recall how many times we have had to play the Waiting Game. I will guess you have been there and done that too many times too.

A friend of mine was going over the products I sell from my business when a light bulb came on in his head- he has an 11 year old boy-

Before You Spend a Fortune on Halloween Costumes

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Before you spend a fortune on Halloween costumes this year consider putting together your own costumes just for fun and save money.

In this post is my quick no -frills-video i share a few of the items I am boxing up to take to my friend’s local Resale Shop- so my e-commerce store’s close out on my hand crafted items that were on display can be sold at a public place to families who need to go cheap this Halloween.

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.

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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