Uncommonly Good Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for unique Mother’s Day gift ideas that won’t break the bank, you’ve got to check out the Mother’s Day gift ideas at UncommonGoods. First we need to take a little trip back in time. Since I don’t have a DeLorean we’ll…

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Children Are…

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Amazing: acknowledge them. Believable: trust them. Childlike: allow them. Divine: honor them. Energetic: nourish them. Fallible: embrace them. Gifts: treasure them. Here Now: be with them. Innocent: delight with them. Joyful: appreciate them. Kindhearted: learn from them. Lovable: cherish them. Magical: fly with them. Noble: esteem them. Open-Minded: respect them.…

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How to Extend the Life of Toys

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Toys are often called the “learning tools” of children, but children seem to get bored with their toys quickly, yet never want to put them away. What’s a parent to do? If there are toys overflowing the toy box, falling off the shelves, and constantly underfoot it’s time to for…

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Make Edible Colored Rice for the Sensory Table

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I know this may stir up some drama, but I can’t tell a lie: I put food items in my sensory table. Ducks and covers. Some early childhood teachers don’t have a problem with food in the sensory table, while others think that playing with food is disrespectful, irresponsible, even…

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Make a Natural Wood Teether

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Ever since I changed my child care space to be more natural I’ve wanted to get some natural wood teethers. I browsed Etsy several times, but every time I started to click the Buy Now button a little voice in my head would scream “What are you doing, you crazy…

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