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Balloons! Just Playing?

balloon collage

This week- a little trip down memory lane! These photos are from a few years ago when I brought home a giant bouquet of balloons!

Welcome to the weekly “Just Playing?” Blog Hop hosted here at Child Central Station. If this is your first week joining us- you may wish to learn more by visiting the “Just Playing?” landing page. 

Last week- we looked at children playing with a giant cardboard box. I…

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Building with Cedar Planks : “Just Playing?”

Building with Cedar Planks : “Just Playing?”

Building with Cedar Planks

This week- we are building with cedar planks!

Welcome to the weekly “Just Playing?” Blog Hop hosted here at Child Central Station. If this is your first week joining us- you may wish to learn more by visiting the “Just Playing?” landing page. 

Last week- we looked at a child playing in a playhouse. I have updated the post to include additional insights into the learning that took place during…

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Sticky, Ooey, Bumpy, Edible, Fun, Homemade, Infant and Toddler Safe Slime!

Sticky, Ooey, Bumpy, Edible, Fun, Homemade, Infant and Toddler Safe Slime!

Tapioca Slime Title

 Our program experienced quite a bit of turnover this past fall as many of the children who had been with us for a number of years outgrew us!  So, we have been quite busy with a wonderful group of infants, toddlers, and young preschoolers. When you work with a younger crowd- your mindset changes to make sure that the activities are not only developmentally appropriate, but also safe. We need to…

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In the Playhouse- “Just Playing?”

In the Playhouse- “Just Playing?”

Just Playing Playhouse

This week- we are playing in the playhouse!

Welcome to the weekly “Just Playing?” Blog Hop hosted here at Child Central Station. If this is your first week joining us- you may wish to learn more by visiting the “Just Playing?” landing page. 

Last week- we looked at children playing with a parachute. I have updated the post to include additional insights into the learning that took place during…

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Parachute! - “Just Playing?”

Parachute! – “Just Playing?”

parachute play

 The children in our care LOVE to play with the parachute!

Welcome to the weekly “Just Playing?” Blog Hop hosted here at Child Central Station. This is our second week hopping and discussing our observations of the learning happening when children are at play.  For more information about this hop and how to join, visit the “Just Playing” landing page.

Last week, I shared some photos of the…

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Riding the Train: “Just Playing?”

 These children are riding the train. One of the children decided to build a train. (I was not fast enough with the camera to capture the building of the train.)  The other children decided to join in on the adventure.

Riding the Train: “Just Playing?”

 These children are riding the train. One of the children decided to build a train. (I was not fast enough with the camera to capture the building of the train.)  The other children decided to join in on the adventure.

Introducing: Just Playing?

The word “just” drives me batty. Seriously, when you put the word “just” in front of any verb or…

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Introducing: Just Playing?

The word “just” drives me batty. Seriously, when you put the word “just” in front of any verb or…

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Finally put together the new easel! Trimmed 8” off the legs to make it the perfect height for the littles! (We can also use it tabletop for our taller friends!)

Finally put together the new easel! Trimmed 8” off the legs to make it the perfect height for the littles! (We can also use it tabletop for our taller friends!)

#familytree, #homeschool, #heritage

#familytree, #homeschool, #heritage

Yes, WE CLIMB UP THE SLIDE! Yes, we do climb up the slide.
We climb up the slide here at Child Central Station in the…View Post

Yes, WE CLIMB UP THE SLIDE!

 Yes, we do climb up the slide.

We climb up the slide here at Child Central Station in the…

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Painting with BeansProcess based art is a favorite around here- and the bookmarks we made by painting with beans is a…View Post

Painting with Beans

Process based art is a favorite around here- and the bookmarks we made by painting with beans is a…

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DIY Dinosaur Bone “Ice Age” ExcavationWith the frigid temperatures we’ve had outside- We decided to create an “Ice Age” excavation with…View Post

DIY Dinosaur Bone “Ice Age” Excavation

With the frigid temperatures we’ve had outside- We decided to create an “Ice Age” excavation with…

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How To: Look Like A Dane

copenhannah:

So you want to look like a Dane? I don’t blame you. Danes are hot, so I’m going to tell you how to look just like them. I’ve taken The Meaning of Style for the last four months taught by a stylish Dane who I quote “feels uncomfortable” if he wears the same pair of shoes more than once in a month….

Homemade Eucalyptus Play DoughWe always make homemade play dough.
The tried and true recipe we use comes from an old elementary…View Post

Homemade Eucalyptus Play Dough

We always make homemade play dough.

The tried and true recipe we use comes from an old elementary…

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Ice excavations! #playmatters

Ice excavations! #playmatters

Balloons! Just Playing?

balloon collage

This week- a little trip down memory lane! These photos are from a few years ago when I brought home a giant bouquet of balloons!

Welcome to the weekly “Just Playing?” Blog Hop hosted here at Child Central Station. If this is your first week joining us- you may wish to learn more by visiting the “Just Playing?” landing page. 

Last week- we looked at children playing with a giant cardboard box. I…

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Building with Cedar Planks : “Just Playing?”

Building with Cedar Planks : “Just Playing?”

Building with Cedar Planks

This week- we are building with cedar planks!

Welcome to the weekly “Just Playing?” Blog Hop hosted here at Child Central Station. If this is your first week joining us- you may wish to learn more by visiting the “Just Playing?” landing page. 

Last week- we looked at a child playing in a playhouse. I have updated the post to include additional insights into the learning that took place during…

View On WordPress

Sticky, Ooey, Bumpy, Edible, Fun, Homemade, Infant and Toddler Safe Slime!

Sticky, Ooey, Bumpy, Edible, Fun, Homemade, Infant and Toddler Safe Slime!

Tapioca Slime Title

 Our program experienced quite a bit of turnover this past fall as many of the children who had been with us for a number of years outgrew us!  So, we have been quite busy with a wonderful group of infants, toddlers, and young preschoolers. When you work with a younger crowd- your mindset changes to make sure that the activities are not only developmentally appropriate, but also safe. We need to…

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In the Playhouse- “Just Playing?”

In the Playhouse- “Just Playing?”

Just Playing Playhouse

This week- we are playing in the playhouse!

Welcome to the weekly “Just Playing?” Blog Hop hosted here at Child Central Station. If this is your first week joining us- you may wish to learn more by visiting the “Just Playing?” landing page. 

Last week- we looked at children playing with a parachute. I have updated the post to include additional insights into the learning that took place during…

View On WordPress

Parachute! - “Just Playing?”

Parachute! – “Just Playing?”

parachute play

 The children in our care LOVE to play with the parachute!

Welcome to the weekly “Just Playing?” Blog Hop hosted here at Child Central Station. This is our second week hopping and discussing our observations of the learning happening when children are at play.  For more information about this hop and how to join, visit the “Just Playing” landing page.

Last week, I shared some photos of the…

View On WordPress

Riding the Train: “Just Playing?”

 These children are riding the train. One of the children decided to build a train. (I was not fast enough with the camera to capture the building of the train.)  The other children decided to join in on the adventure.

Riding the Train: “Just Playing?”

 These children are riding the train. One of the children decided to build a train. (I was not fast enough with the camera to capture the building of the train.)  The other children decided to join in on the adventure.

Introducing: Just Playing?

The word “just” drives me batty. Seriously, when you put the word “just” in front of any verb or…

View Post

Introducing: Just Playing?

The word “just” drives me batty. Seriously, when you put the word “just” in front of any verb or…

View Post

Finally put together the new easel! Trimmed 8” off the legs to make it the perfect height for the littles! (We can also use it tabletop for our taller friends!)

Finally put together the new easel! Trimmed 8” off the legs to make it the perfect height for the littles! (We can also use it tabletop for our taller friends!)

#familytree, #homeschool, #heritage

#familytree, #homeschool, #heritage

Yes, WE CLIMB UP THE SLIDE! Yes, we do climb up the slide.
We climb up the slide here at Child Central Station in the…View Post

Yes, WE CLIMB UP THE SLIDE!

 Yes, we do climb up the slide.

We climb up the slide here at Child Central Station in the…

View Post

Painting with BeansProcess based art is a favorite around here- and the bookmarks we made by painting with beans is a…View Post

Painting with Beans

Process based art is a favorite around here- and the bookmarks we made by painting with beans is a…

View Post

DIY Dinosaur Bone “Ice Age” ExcavationWith the frigid temperatures we’ve had outside- We decided to create an “Ice Age” excavation with…View Post

DIY Dinosaur Bone “Ice Age” Excavation

With the frigid temperatures we’ve had outside- We decided to create an “Ice Age” excavation with…

View Post

How To: Look Like A Dane

copenhannah:

So you want to look like a Dane? I don’t blame you. Danes are hot, so I’m going to tell you how to look just like them. I’ve taken The Meaning of Style for the last four months taught by a stylish Dane who I quote “feels uncomfortable” if he wears the same pair of shoes more than once in a month….

Homemade Eucalyptus Play DoughWe always make homemade play dough.
The tried and true recipe we use comes from an old elementary…View Post

Homemade Eucalyptus Play Dough

We always make homemade play dough.

The tried and true recipe we use comes from an old elementary…

View Post

Ice excavations! #playmatters

Ice excavations! #playmatters

Balloons! Just Playing?
Building with Cedar Planks : “Just Playing?”
Sticky, Ooey, Bumpy, Edible, Fun, Homemade, Infant and Toddler Safe Slime!
In the Playhouse- “Just Playing?”
Parachute! - “Just Playing?”

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