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● SoCal blogging wife and mom of 2 boys
● Love to research, learn & share all things parenting
● Daily Preschool and Toddler activities, books & toys

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Preschool Activity: Family Language Matching Cards! The pictures have the words on the back as well so BB can check to see if he is right. We started saying the words and him picking the picture then moved on to him saying the word when we showed the picture. When he is older, he can use them for writing. (Don't mind the The Shining picture of @hoshnasi, it was the only one I had in my phone.)
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Toy Review: The Fisher Price Codepillar. This has been on our list for early childhood education in STEAM as it teaches the fundamentals of code. Based on the sections attached, the codepillar follows linear command for path of travel. Currently, it is reinforcing colors, reading signals and building block play for BB but as he uses it more (and he has since he really likes it) he is starting to understand how the placement of pieces controls the toy. Warning, it is a noisy toy that lights up. Highly recommend for a preschool aged child.
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Family Activity: Go Camping! Not only does a camping trip expose suburbanite kids to the outdoors, wildlife, hiking, fishing and other survival skills, camping forces everyone to unplug, including mommy and daddy, making it a weekend of quality time for bonding. .
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Toddler Activity: Animal Balancing Blocks! These cute little blocks can be used to learn animals, colors and for stacking unconventional blocks on a tabletop. .
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Children's Book Review: These @chris_ferrie books are perfect for Montessori kids. Science based, real life concepts broken down in a way that children can understand and experience. A good addition to any library as the complex topic will need revisiting as science aptitude develops. .
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From @kidsactivitiesblog, great for little witches and wizards. Easy Wand Craft.
http://crwd.fr/2w5WsQF.
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Preschool Activity: Aquarium Visit! We geared up for this trip by getting marine animal stickers, a little booklet and putting a sticker in the booklet every time we saw the animal that matched the stickers. Kept the kids really engaged and moving through the exhibits. BB loved all the hands on exhibits and seeing in person all the ocean life we had been reading about. 
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Toddler Activity: Ziploc painting! This no mess craft takes paper, paint and a sealed bag to create a finger painted masterpiece. Great for learning colors, color mixing and tactile sensory development.
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Family Activity: A must do every summer, check out the Orange County Fair! For suburban kids, it is great exposure to livestock and farming. There are great interactive areas for woodworking, crafts and cooking. The Family Fair is perfect for littles with the right size and speed attractions and the Explorium, full of open ended fun for kids as young as 1! 
For more information on our trip to the OC Fair, check out the vlog at www.youtube.com/swellfamily. .
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Preschool Activity: 30 Sight Words. Though I am not a flash cards advocate as it doesn't align with Montessori, BB will be headed to traditional Elementary for Kindergarten and the school district has sight word standards. Luckily, learning sight words along with phonics is quite useful in early reading comprehension which can lead to less frustration and a lifetime of learning. .
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Toy Review: Froebel Gift 1. The first set in the series of gifts, a precursor to Montessori materials, Gift 1 teaches colors and a spherical shape while being soft enough to introduce at birth. 
One of the many games we play include color naming, color matching, still life drawing and juggling. Highly recommend. .
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Family Activity: Baseball Games! Perfect for the summer, head out for pre-game festivities, kid zones, ballpark food and the infectious joy of a home run from the home team. .
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