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Blanket Fort

Indoor play building a blanket fort.  Little M loves the thrill off building a fort and then snuggling up inside with her soft toys.  She enters a world of imagination and comfort often reading to her favorite stuffed tiger or playing make belief.  She has creative 'license' to use whatever she wants in the house to [...]

By |December 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Helpful Hands, I See You|0 Comments

Lego Party Ideas

Little M and Big Y were recently invited to a Lego party.  I was secretly looking forward to it more than they were.  From my previous Lego post you will remember that Lego is one of my 'go to' activities and my favourite gift to give.  For the Lego party the  hostess converted her living [...]

By |November 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Helpful Hands, I See You|0 Comments

Chalkboard or Whiteboard or Tablet

The traditional slate chalkboard makes me think immediately of Little House on the Prairie and the original method of teaching letter and number and number formation.  In our age of technology; schools have invested in white boards and tablets in the classroom.  White boards are easier to clean and both the white board and tablet provide the child with an alternative way of [...]

Toothpick Construction

Little M wanted to create something with playdough.  She had recently done a lot of the traditional playdough play with rollers and cutters.  I wanted to work on her finger dexterity and bilateral coordination.  So I  combined the playdough with toothpicks for some construction fun.  I helped her by dividing the playdough into equal sized pieces.  She [...]

Ladybird Letters

A trip to Wilkinsons for cleaning products often turns into a craft finding hunt.  Although the cleaning product aisle is a few rows down, the magnetic force of the arts, crafts and stationery section is often too strong and overwhelming.  On this trip I found these adorable ladybird board pins and was thinking of reasons [...]

Alphabet Matching 3D – 2D

Magnetic letters are very versatile and a great way for your child to touch and feel a 3D letter. This helps your child imprint the letter into their memory as it gives them a multi-dimensional feel of the letter. This is great for visual memory and to develop letter recognition. [...]

By |May 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, I See You|1 Comment

Bubble Letters

I am a recovering hoarder and to this day still pause for a moment before I throw away my recycling. But I draw the line at cereal boxes. I use each and every one of them as a canvas to the kids painting and drawing. In this activity Little M was keen to do some [...]

By |May 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, I See You|0 Comments