My Etsy shop is live! A lot of people ask me about the sensory bins and bottles I use with the babies so I decided it would be fun to make all our learning material available to others. When I was teaching I made most of the library centers I used with my students and I have been having so much fun making bottles and bins for the babies. My new shop is called WePlayAllDay:
It's still drab and cold here in Boston and hasn't quite felt like spring yet so I put together this fun spring flowers sensory bin to try to bring some spring to our house. This sensory bin is simple and with the exception of a few items we had around the house, it's all from the dollar store!
All week, the babies have been enjoying a crazy St. Patrick's Day sensory bin. It has a lot of textures, shapes, shades of green, and even different noises. One of the best parts of this St. Patrick's Day sensory bin is that it's mostly made of things from the Dollar Tree!
Baby A woke up early from her nap one afternoon last week so I decided to take advantage of the one on one time to make some play dough. We take a toddler class once a week and the teacher makes the best play dough so we used her recipe. I decided to go with a St. Patrick's Day theme and made two batches. This play dough is so easy to make, the perfect consistency, and I know what is in it in case any of the dough makes its way to toddler mouths.
When I was teaching, I used calm jars in my break space. This was a spot in my library where kids could take a break to regain control of themselves, take a brain break, or calm down. A calm jar is a container with glitter that you can shake up and then watch the glitter settle. It really is very calming! I impulse-purchased some glitter at the Target Dollar Spot's St. Patrick's Day section so I decided to make a St. Patty's day calm jar for the babies.