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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

Activities

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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Connecting Children to Nature and Wildlife from Home

It may feel like it's difficult for kids to engage with the natural world sometimes, but we don't always have to leave home to get our brains outside! Here are some fun ways you can help kids connect to wildlife, from going on an indoor safari, to hanging out with apes virtually and even fostering advocacy by making a supplies drive for local shelters.
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Four Easy Ways to Recycle Household Materials and Play with Math

Did you ever think you could help your child practice graphing, counting, sorting, identifying shapes and making patterns with old boxes and bottle tops? It's easier than you think!