Crafts

Five Reasons to Explore Sensory Play
07/16/2014

Sensory play is a simple but important concept for teaching children about the world.  We all had our first experience tasting a sour lemon, or holding a cold ice cube.  These are examples of sensory play – using the five senses to investigate your surroundings. Here are five reasons to…

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Upcycle a jewelry box
03/26/2014

It’s easy being green, so jump on the upcycle bandwagon and create affordable keepsakes in celebration of Earth Day! Here’s an easy kid-friendly tutorial to make your own jewelry box using materials you already have on hand.   Supplies: Empty cardboard box (An old gift box is seen here. Using…

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Pretend Play: Make a Microphone
03/24/2014

Pretending to be a teacher, newscaster or singing star is more than just fun for our kids.  Imaginative or pretend play is an important part of a child's educational development.  By trying on different roles, children can expand their vocabulary, practice language skills and build their self esteem. Just like…

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Halloween Bag Tutorial
10/25/2013

At Kiddie Academy, our teachers love creating Halloween-themed crafts with children.   At home, collaborating on a project with your children is a great way to share their excitement and create a special keepsake that they can use year after year.  Here's a fun project designed by Kiddie Academy that you…

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Thrift Store Shopping Tips for Families
04/26/2013

I have a confession to make - I am a thrift store addict.  I don't want help to overcome this addiction.  Actually, I'm recruiting others to this cause. Some of my friends don't understand my fascination with stopping at every thrift store I see.  And I can't comprehend their reluctance…

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