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A Place of Our Own

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A Place of Our Own

The full "A Place of Our Own" website is no longer available online, but you can find the most popular Topics and Activities to download below. También hay recursos similares en Español disponibles de Los Niños en Su Casa.

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Topics

Acting Out & Retelling Stories
Auditory Processing Disorder
Child of a Different Language
Cooking as a Learning Activity
Creating a Positive Environment
Dramatic Play & Imagination
Everyday Math
Family Differences
How Your Words Can Affect Your Children
Integrated Curriculum
Licensing vs. Accreditation (II)
Listening Skills
Most Common Special Needs
Old Wives' Tales Revealed & Week in Review
Print-Rich Environment (Part II)
Science in Your Home
Social Development
Teachable Moments
The Importance of Art
The Importance of Blocks
The Importance of Schedules and Routines
Writing Names

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Activities That Encourage Patience
Ball Painting
Circle-Time Name Song
Doll Washing
Footprint Painting
Goop
Indoor Marching Game
Language Bingo
Making Sandwiches
Music with Recyclable Items
Mystery Box
Pretend Car Wash
Sensory Box
Stacking Cups
Storytelling with Simple Props
Take-Home Teddy Bear
Telephone Play
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A child plays with a tangram made out of a cereal box.

Five Out-of-the-Box Math Activities You Can Do with Cereal Boxes

Kids love chowing down on cereal, leaving many households swimming in empty cereal boxes. But there’s no need for those boxes to head to the recycling pile immediately! Try repurposing them to use in these five easy activities that also help boost math skills.
Colorful cutouts shaped like fish, each labelled with a number from one to 10, are lined up on a wooden table.

Family Math Activity: Counting with Fishes

In this hands-on craft activity, children will practice counting from one to 10 using colorful fishes.
Mother and daughter walking in the forest

Three Outdoor Activities for Kids to Practice Sorting and Creating Sets with Nature

Things from nature like pinecones, sticks, leaves, flowers, rocks, shells and acorns are just waiting to be used to develop kids' math skills. Here are three simple ways you can use them to tap into your child’s mathematical thinking outdoors.