Sensory “Art” Group for Infants and Toddlers

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  The Infant/Toddler Art Group is Back! Now that the weather is more predictable, I plan on hosting an art group each month.   This month instead art as usual, a friend had the inspired idea of a sensory “art” group. She provided most of the sensory bins but I brought a couple too.   […]

Play is Enough

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A teacher friend that I just told about the blog shared with me that she knew what to do with preschool aged children, but was wondering if she was doing enough with her infant son.   It was such a touching moment in an otherwise rushed conversation. Z’s mama was essentially telling me that she […]

How Sensory Play is Different Than Art

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When I think of sensory play and art, I don’t think of them interchangeably because each is so uniquely valuable. I guess that this distinction is not really an important one to make in most circumstances. I do think it is useful for adults to consider the two separately because the expectations of the two […]

Trusting in Exploratory Play: First Experiences with Glue

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With the toddler art group on hiatus until we are able to find a suitable place to hold it these wintery months, I decided to step back to look at Greysen’s art experiences. What mediums has she used, and what has she not? The list of haves is considerably shorter than the have-nots. So, where […]