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Growing Up

Kids in the Kitchen: Basil Pesto

We haven’t been able to get it together enough to work on actual preschool activities, but there are always opportunities to learn around here.  Lately, we have been learning in the kitchen together.  We have tried some new recipes and challenged G’s fine motor skills while working on following instructions.  The kitchen is always a great place for these (and other) skills to be honed.  And the results are almost always yummy!

I got a great deal at the grocery on a package of organic basil and I immediately thought of making pesto with G.  The process is so easy and I just knew she would love using the food processor. Continue Reading

Growing Up

Toddler Craft for Spring: It’s Spring! Postcard

We live in the desert so there is not really a season one could term: “Winter.”  And our Spring is short-lived, so much so that I am suspecting this year’s is almost over. Yup.

Our Spring is often accompanied with allergies due to the high winds in our area.  So, trying to balance out the bummer of constant allergies, I thought it would be fun to create a card inspired by the wind.  What is wind good for?  Kite flying!  Here is our sweet toddler spring craft: It’s Spring Postcard. Continue Reading