No Non-cents Nanna

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How Many Ways Can Your Child Use a Tongue Depressor?

How many ways can achild use a tongue depressors- besides "stick out your rongue and say 'ahh'!?

How many ways can a child use a tongue depressors- besides “Stick out your tongue and say ‘ahh!”?

Tongue depressors used to make me gag! ( In the doctor’s office.)

Then one day a brillant teacher discovered that tongue depressors can be used for fun: like scooping out school paste on paper.

And now uses for a tongue depressor can be limitless. Colorful sticks like these are in some of my sensory play kits. Want a sneak peek of the kits?

Please help us out with your brillaint ideas,  in the comments below,  by adding a use or 2 that tongue depressors are useful for. READ MORE

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Black Friday: Sneak Peak Hand-made Interactive FELT Play for Children

No Non-cents Nanna first Black Friday specials on her hand-made felt sensory play items will start on Wednesday evening via several busy on-line shopping sites.

Initial images of my proto-type felt play product will be published on this post as a sneak peak, today. Black Friday prices and avaible product will vary  from the today’s proto-type images. ( I still have lots of photos to edi and new computer skills for this old bird to learn..) READ MORE

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Making Breakfast Sensory Play from Felt: Tracing Shapes

Felt breakfast

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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