Archives for September 2012

30+ Unplugged Play Ideas

Unplugged Play Ideas :::

Today”s the day!  We”re beginning our much anticipated series on  Unplugged play:  no batteries required.

We”ve got over 30 Ideas (and counting) for unplugged play.

It seems, at times, like play and childhood are becoming obsolete.  We live in such a hurry-up world that it can be easy to forget that life doesn’t have to be that fast-paced and play doesn’t require batteries or the endorsement of a television character.   I invite you and your kids to slow down and reconnect with simple play

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Unplugged Play

Each idea will feature a short post with a simple idea or two for “unplugged” play – no batteries or power cords required.

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Weekend links: October play, learn, explore

Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

October, one of my favorite months of the year, begins tomorrow.  Today”s weekend links focus on some ideas for playing, learning, and exploring during this month, taken from some of my favorite bloggers and Pinterest finds.

Plus, this October we”re going to be sharing a series featuring 31 Days of Unplugged Play.  It”s going to be wonderful!


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A crafty gift that keeps on giving: Kiwi Crate

From time to time people ask me how I “do it all” with the kids – homeschooling, crafting, parenting, etc.  I”ll let you in on a secret:  I let other people do some of the work for me.

Whether it is using the monthly childcare guides from Little Acorn Learning, having part of our groceries delivered, or simply surfing the internet for ideas, I take help wherever I can get it.

Kiwi Crate

Enter Kiwi Crate:  a monthly subscription service with themed crafts for your kids that, get this, includes everything you need in the box.  (All I had to add was water for paint rinsing and some newspapers to cover the table).

You just have to gather your children, open the box, and get started.  Ta da!  And I get to look like a crafty-mama genius!

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