No Non-cents Nanna

Practical tips and advice for a family friendly lifestyle

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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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Farm Animal Theme Inspiration for Kids Play: Resource

Kids love learning about Farm animals.

For those who, like myself, who love to teach the 3 to 8 years olds know that the barnyard animals provide so much fun inspiration to share. Below is a list of links to images Heart Felt Play Store Collection for sale with the  Farm Animal/ Barnyard Collection

Now we all seem to own computers, but its till takes time to figure out key words to locate where to find an object that might support your theme activities. READ MORE

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The Hand Writing on the Wall, the Doll, the Legs…

EVery child will practice drawing or writing on EVERYTHING! Take a chill pill parents..I know you used a marker on the walls too.

Learning to “write” is an exciting adventure for most children.

If you are the parent of  a 3 to 6 year old be FORE WARNED!

Even very well supervised and best behaved child will practice every chance they get on anything and  everything available;

  • walls;
  • dolls;
  • legs and more…

If they get a hankering to draw they will find a way to mark on something.  No, drawing on other things than paper is NOT OK, but, it is normal behavior to want to see their art work and their name marking lots and lots of items. READ MORE

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