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13 Super-Clever Lego Storage and Organization Ideas

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Discover some genius hacks and tips to organize all those bricks! These LEGO storage and organization ideas are a lifesaver! So many parents might cringe at the idea of getting their kids into LEGOS. It’s such an educational hobby – it encourages problem-solving skills and is the literal foundation for early engineering skills. The only problem is the clean-up and storage. You know the literal pain the foot that those LEGO bricks can be!  Let’s look at some clever ways to finally organize and store all those LEGO bricks! These are easy enough for kids to maintain and will give...

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Calling All Godparents, Aunts & Uncles — These are the Best Toddler Toys to Buy the Little Ones

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Babies are adorable, but godparents, aunts, uncles and even parents love it when the children in their life can start to interact with toys. This, after all, provides so many more gifting opportunities. Luckily, creative play and toy interaction usually starts during the toddler years (from 12 to 36 months). But, beyond offering a great many options for birthday and Christmas gifts, the best toddler toys do serve an important function in the development of young minds. By about the age of two, little people start to thrive with unstructured, creative playtime. This means they’re using non-electronic toys to create...

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Homeschooling When Everyone Needs You

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Raising Arrows Homeschooling When Everyone Needs You When you have more than one child you are homeschooling and they are all little, it feels like everyone needs you all the time. How do you homeschool with a lot of little kids? This post is sponsored by Reading Eggs. Most homeschooling families have a wide age range of children they are schooling, so not only are they finding themselves bouncing between subjects and grades, they often have babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to account for as well.  Diapers need to be changed. Toddlers need to be pulled off of counter tops. And...

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Our Creative Corner/Homeschool Space

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One of Luke’s favorite parts of preschool was called “creative corner”. It was a chance for the kids to work at a desk and create whatever they wanted to out of random art supplies. I cannot tell you how many telescopes, walkie talkies, and binoculars made from empty rolls of toilet paper he came home with. Anytime I asked him what he enjoyed the most at school, he would answer with “Creative corner!” and proudly display the creation he made. In designing our homeschool/creative space, I wanted to set up an area for the kids to all be able to...

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5 Ways to Help Your Young Child Become Comfortable Wearing a Mask

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Photo: Little Folks Big Questions If your child is starting Pre-K or Kindergarten this Fall, there may be a great deal of uncertainty about what that experience will actually look like. Distance learning may not be an option for children this age, who learn best by having concrete experience with learning materials and toys, and face-to-face interaction with their teachers and other children. In-person learning may not be realistic either because young children often struggle with social distancing and mask-wearing. Whether your child attends school this September or not, here are 5 ways to make them more comfortable with wearing a...

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