Valentine’s Day Activity Round Up

Looking for some unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s day?  I’ve rounded up my favorites from the archives, enough to celebrate through the entire month of February with your little sweeties – go on, make memories!                      {1} Spray Painted Valentines {2} DIY Heart Stampers Made with Building Blocks {3} Tissue Paper Heart Collage on our Glass Back Door {4} Hanging Yarn Heart Ornaments {5} Tissue … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Activity Round Up

DIY Suet Cakes

We just read “The Big Snow” by Elmer Hader and (if possible) Claire has become even more obsessed with birds. Having lots of wintry weather here like in the story, it was the perfect time to provide some sustenance to our feathered friends. Claire said I looked just like the old lady in the story when I through the remnants of the suet cakes in the … Continue reading DIY Suet Cakes

Thinking about BIG numbers with little kids

How Much? How long? How many? Answering ONE MILLION questions is par for the course with a 5 year old. The questions come quickly, especially in the car, where I’m captive and nothing seems to make Claire happier than rambling on about all those things she wonders about. Claire: How long until I start Kindergarten? Me: In September. It’s about 3 months away. Claire: When … Continue reading Thinking about BIG numbers with little kids

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Tech Tuesday – A Few Favorite iPad Apps

Long ago, I surrendered to the fact that my iPad is “our” iPad. Good or bad, immersion in technology is part of life today and sorting through the muck is a teachable moment. I wanted to share a few of my favorite apps, many of them we enjoy as a family – especially Toontastic (more on that later). With iPads becoming so prevalent in early … Continue reading Tech Tuesday – A Few Favorite iPad Apps

From the Archives: Nesting Material Dispenser for Spring Birding

This post was originally published in 2011, we’ve recreated it every year since. Enjoy scouting for colorful nests the birds have made with your materials!  -Regina @ ChalkinMyPocket Some of the most spoiled birds in the northeast live right in my backyard. During the past few months we’ve faithfully provided gourmet food , braving ice and snow to access the feeding station. Claire spends hours snug in her … Continue reading From the Archives: Nesting Material Dispenser for Spring Birding

Celebrating Math with Children – Happy Pi Day!

flickr user mag3737, Tom Magliery On a day where so many are celebrating one of the most recognizable math mathematical symbols out there – I wanted to take a second to point some of you in the Northeast to a new children’s museum celebrating math in New York City.  Don’t picture galleries of ancient slide rules and walls filled with retired models of TI calculators (my friends … Continue reading Celebrating Math with Children – Happy Pi Day!