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Mini-Treasure Hunt for kids (Free Printable)

This week we have another printable mini-treasure hunt for your kids! Easy set-up for parents This treasure hunt activity is low prep for parents and easy to set up (especially if you have leftover plastic Easter Eggs hanging around).  Just cut out the treasure hunt clues and the decoder key and hide them around the house. Enjoy some free time while your kids: Find the hidden treasure hunt clues and decoder key Decode the secret message Put the words in order to reveal the secret message, "Look where we keep the cups." This is a mini-treasure hunt, so be prepared to hide a little treasure or prize wherever you keep the cups in your house. Download the Mini Treasure Hunt We hid a key in a...

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5 Problem-solving activities kids can do at home

We love encouraging creative problem-solving in our kids. Here are some play-based activities kids can do at home to build problem-solving skills. Our kids are not confronted with too many hurdles at a young age.  However, we believe that play is necessary to inspire creative problem-solving in your little one. But, learning can get boring at times unless you change it up. So, I believe in incorporating creative problem-solving elements into standard games and toys around the house. This can be a fun way to stimulate a child’s imagination and promote problem-solving without a child even realizing it. Here are some play-based activities that are tweaks on traditional toys or games. Treasure hunts I loved treasure hunts as a kid. Running...

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How to Teach Your Child Problem-Solving Skills at home

All parents worry about the idea of their children navigating the world on their own. And, nowadays, you probably have a harder time teaching your kids how to solve problems effectively. It can be difficult to build problem-solving skills in your child when there is little opportunity for her to struggle or practice independent play. In prior generations, children were all over the neighborhood playing (without parents). In doing so, they learned about how to interact with others and figure things out. Now, information is available at the push of a button. However, kids still don’t have much practice putting their judgment to use. After all, rather than sending them out into the world to play with other kids and...

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