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Spring is (almost!) here! With so many fun holidays happening over the next few weeks, we thought you’d enjoy this free Spring Matching printable!

{How to Host an “Ocean Explorers” Playdate} *Tip 3 is my favorite...

Looking for a simple and fun math activity for toddlers and preschoolers? Learn how to count with animals! Young children learn best with hands-on activities. Check out these ideas and toys that can be used for a variety of learning activities and are adaptable for different skill levels. *Great article for parents of preschoolers!

Family Nature Hunt + Free Bingo Printable

Exploring Shapes with Preschoolers: Recognizing shapes is one of the first steps in building math skills with preschoolers. As they explore shapes, they are understanding same and different. This is important because it will help them observe and compare everything that they see in their lives. *Great article for parents!

Outdoor sensory activities for Children - Tips from Melissa & Doug's special needs consultant Dr. Melissa Liguori, Ed. D *Great article and tips!

5 Tips for Keeping Your Child's Skin Healthy This Summer

5 Classic Pool Games for Kids *great list

5 Art Appreciation lessons for summer learning

15+ ways to transform a Melissa & Doug Grocery Store for Pretend Play *Perfect for kids for summer!

15 Peaceful Family-Activities for Busy Parents

{10 Classic Activities to Survive Camping with Kids} *Great list

The Grocery Store Game for Preschoolers *Wonderful pretend play

3 Tips to Help Kids Sleep Better - Tips from a Pediatric Occupational Therapist *Great suggestions for parents

FREE PRINTABLE: Clues for creating a children's puzzle hunt *What a fun scavenger hunt idea for kids

15+ ways to transform a Melissa & Doug Grocery Store for Pretend Play *So many creative ideas!

Themed reading picnic for kids: reading together doesn’t have to mean just the standard bedtime story.

Great idea! Use pipe cleaners and mess-free glitter stickers to decorate bike helmets

Exploring Shapes with Preschoolers: Recognizing shapes is one of the first steps in building math skills with preschoolers. As they explore shapes, they are understanding same and different. This is important because it will help them observe and compare everything that they see in their lives. *Great article for parents!

Foster Imagination with Battery-Free Toys *Check out this list of great gift inspiration for kids

Four of the best-kept secrets for sneaking learning into playtime, any day of the week! Try these things with your kids...

How to host a bike rodeo -- Bike rodeos aren’t just a fun way to celebrate bike month, they are also a great way to help kids practice simple techniques and safety habits that will help them each time they ride!

 A bike rodeo is simple to organize and doesn’t cost much at all. They are also an excellent way to get the kids outdoors and being active this summer, while having fun! Invite the whole neighborhood if you want to, the more the merrier.

Counting Activities for Preschoolers: Teaching children to count is foundational for learning math. The best way to teach little ones is through play and hands-on counting activities. *Love this counting caterpillar toy from Melissa & Doug

Rainy Day Number Hunt: And Educational Game for Children *This puzzle math game for kids is brilliant.