Arts and crafts

How to Make the Best Baby-Safe Play Dough in 10 minutes

This stuff is incredible. You can make a ton of it for cheap in almost any color that food coloring comes in. It's also edible. Sure, it's not a great snack, but it's perfectly fine if your baby has a few bites. The natural ingredients will be a lot gentler to their tummies than the store… Continue reading How to Make the Best Baby-Safe Play Dough in 10 minutes

Arts and crafts

Playgroup Fun: Rainbow Spaghetti Party

Rainbow spaghetti is probably one of my favorite group activities. I first did it when I was teaching a baby art class right before I started caregiving Pearl. There's something just so whimsical and delightful about a huge batch of vivid rainbow spaghetti. What usually happens is the kids come in and stare at it in… Continue reading Playgroup Fun: Rainbow Spaghetti Party

early childhood education

Why Reggio Emilia?

I keep seeing the term Reggio-inspired. What does that mean? The term Reggio-inspired is a hot topic on the Internet, particularly among early childhood educators. The Reggio Emilia Approach is a unique school of thought that originated in Italy in response to Mussolini's dictatorship. A group of mothers and children decided to found their own school by creating… Continue reading Why Reggio Emilia?