No Non-cents Nanna

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Teach Your Kids to Sew This Spring Break

Sophie-Do-It learns to sew. 4 year old turned a heart shaped pillow cover right side out; filled with stuffing then sewed the opening close. Of course it looked like a 4 year old sewed the pillow…and No Non-cents Nanna is so proud!

Do you or your kids know how to sew on a button or mend a ripped hem on your skirt? Can they thread a needle?Perhaps you always wanted to learn to embroider a gift?

Well, stop putting  off learning this basic skill. Plan to learn to sew this Spring Break, Summer vacation or Winter Break. How about after school instead of veggie out with video game?

Six years ago I taught my 11 year old grand daughter to sew so simple embroidery stitiches. She plans on being a surgeon one day. She has a head start on those stitching skills. READ MORE

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Felt Doll Photo Shoot

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Working in Early Childhood Development and Finger Plays go Hand in Hand

My son loved books at age 2.

My son loved finger plays books at age 2.

I never meet a great pre-school teacher who did not love finger plays. Why do you think that is?

I think we who love kids and finger plays  understand the value of rhythm and rhyme in the learning process.

  1. Children feel the sense of a happy community when chanting familiar words with peers.
  2. Memorizing rhyms and finger play words are the building blocks of the foundation to early reading skills.
  3. More good reasons to do finger plays with kids…to be continued…

Before I close part one of this post check out this seasonal finger play: author unknown.

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
First one said “Oh my, it’s getting late!”
Second one said “There are witches is a chill in the air,”
Third one said ” we don’t care!”
Fourth one said “oh it’s just Halloween fun.”
Fifth one said “let’s run and run!”
Ooo ooo went the wind, and out went the lights,
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight. READ MORE

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