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Early childhood enrichment through messy play

Your First Messy Play Experience

Sometimes when we try a new activity with our kiddoes, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to do it right. First, I want to reassure you that there are...
Keeping the Mess Contained

Keeping the Mess Contained

The biggest barrier that I encounter to messy play is … well, the mess. Every day I hear from parents, teachers, and caregivers who love the idea of sensory play for their...
10 Communication Ideas for Successful Sensory Play

10 Communication Ideas for Successful Sensory Play

  Educators, parents, and child development experts all suggest that kids need boundaries and clear communication in order to feel happy and secure. Good boundaries also make activities more enjoyable... Read More
The Best Mess-Free Sensory Play Activities

The Best Mess-Free Sensory Play Activities

Mess-free sensory play activities allow your child to reap all the benefits of sensory play without also creating a mess for you or your kiddo to clean up. This takes... Read More
Messy and Sensory Play Tips: The Best Time, Places, Activities, & Equipment

Messy and Sensory Play Tips: The Best Time, Places, Activities, & Equipment

As a parent, teacher, or caregiver, messy play facilitation can be so fun, as well as challenging. Sometimes people want to find the “right” way to promote messy or sensory... Read More
What Is Sensory Play and How Does It Benefit Your Child?

What Is Sensory Play and How Does It Benefit Your Child?

What is sensory play, exactly, and how does it benefit your child at different ages? Read more to find out!
Road Trip Hacks & Car Activities for Kids

Road Trip Hacks & Car Activities for Kids

These road trip hacks and car activities for kids will keep your little ones engaged and you organized during long travel trips!
The Best Sensory Activities for 2 Year Olds

The Best Sensory Activities for 2 Year Olds

Sensory bins for 2 year olds and other fun ideas! Two years old is such a fun age for your children! They are learning so many new skills and growing... Read More
Safe and Unsafe Sensory Bin Bases - Rice vs sensory bin beans

Safe and Unsafe Sensory Materials for the Base of Your Sensory Bin

Safe sensory materials for your sensory bin will set your kids up for successful play! Learn about why sensory bin beans are unsafe and alternative sensory bin fillers