No Non-cents Nanna

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Go Buggy at Heart Felt Play Store with Summer Bug Theme

Looking for bug collections the kids will love? No Non-cents Nanna Heart Felt Play Store: buy fun kid theme collections that you can’t get just any where in small quantities: . https://no-non-cents-nanna.myshopify.com/

From Heart Felt Play Store Blog: Bugs are in for the Summer! Check out the Bug Collection in Heart Felt Play store…it’s GROWING!

New Heart Felt Play Store BUG theme products shown off in the post. Update link to BUG Board inspiration on No Non-cents Nanna’s Pinterest board.

“What is summer time with out bugs? Parents and teachers now is the time to infest our kids learning experiences with buggy things.

Our ecological system needs bugs, so, lets make the most of it by studying bugs with the kids this summer, encourages No Non-cents Nanna from Heart Felt Play Store.

In No Non-cents Nanna’s memory as an early childhood educator and Pediatric nurse next to dinosuars, bugs were always very popular with the kids as things to talk about or themed rewards.” READ MORE

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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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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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