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Roses are Red, Violets are blue. Colors are fun when learning with you!

How is it almost Valentine’s Day!? Plink Co. recently has released several adorable color sorting Montessori toys including these adorable valentine themed ones so it only seemed appropriate to talk about colors on this blog post! (Warning: Be prepared for picture overload! There are so many different options so I have a lot to show you!) Perhaps you already know that teaching kids things like color sorting and shape sorting actually set fundamentals for mathematics, but this was news to me! This Valentine’s sensory box (pictures above) is absolutely adorable and has a little of both! If you don’t want the full sensory box though, there is a smaller angel peg doll version as well!  And if you don’t want the Valentine theme, that is not the only option!  These sensory boxes are great because there are so many things you can do with them! You and your kids or students can use your imagination and use them in several ways that all encourage learning!  There is the smaller angel peg doll v

The 123’s of the ABC’s

Hello 2021!  I hope you all were able to enjoy the holidays! My kids got some new Plink Co. Toys for Christmas and they have been loving them! Hopefully yours are enjoying theirs as well!  A huge thank you to all of you who completed my survey in my last blog post! I am going to try best I can to grant those wishes in this post along with upcoming posts!  This week is all about the Alphabet puzzle because Corban got one for Christmas and we are loving it!  I am no expert in education but I am a Momma who wants to teach and help my children the best I can, so hopefully if you are looking for more ways to teach the alphabet this will be helpful to you! I realize with Corban just turning 2 years old, it’s probably a little early to make a big push for teaching the alphabet so we are not stressing over it but he has taken an interest in it so we are just trying to incorporate it into a lot of things. It is blowing my mind how well he is doing picking up on it!  So here it is, the 1, 2, 3’s

Learning from Virtually Anything

I’ve been thinking lately while watching my son as he grows and learns, that there is an opportunity for learning in everything. Even in these pictures, We counted to 5 to get him to sit still long enough for a picture for the blog. I’ve been trying to use these little moments to teach him, whether it be a life lesson, or learning things like numbers, colors, and words.  He is so excited about learning his colors right now! We’ve just been using anything and everything to help him learn them but I cannot wait to give him his Plink Co. Color sorting peg dolls for Christmas! He also loves practicing those fine motor skills. My sister has a pair of air pods and one of his favorite things is taking them out of the case and putting them back in. I think these peg dolls will bring hours of entertainment to our house! It’s always a win when learning is fun! This year has been a rollercoaster to say the least!  All of you teachers and homeschooling parents rock!  There have been so many learni

The Code of the Plink Co. Elves

Merry Christmas! Actually, Happy Thanksgiving, but I think most of us hit full Christmas mode by 4:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day! I wake up from my post-turkey nap and get out the adds for my Black Friday shopping.  My Black Friday shopping looks so different this year! It’s been happening all week online and I’m betting most of you are in the same boat! I keep thinking I’m done shopping for the kids but then Erica sends me pictures of new toys coming to the store and I want them all... for the kids of course.  Our Christmas decor is up and soon we will be watching one of our favorite Christmas movies, Elf!  With the holidays in mind, I could not resist basing this post off of the code of the Code of the Elves. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, please go watch the movie! So here it is... The Code of the Plink Co. Elves: 1.) Treat Every Day Like Christmas (Especially Black Friday and Christmas Day of course)      There have been sales all week but there are some great deals and new r

Gobble ‘till you Wobble (Board)

How is it possible that it’s almost Thanksgiving?! My, how the time is flying! I’ve been trying to teach Corban to say “Gobble Gobble” so that I could get a video of him Gobbling while he’s wobbling on his Plink Co. Wooden Wobble Balance Board. He says something that sounds like a mix between Gobble and Wobble but the struggle to get it on video for you is real!  What I do have for you, in light of Thanksgiving coming up, is a fun printable for the kids!   Thanksgiving Placemat - Free Download Corban's not quite 2 but he’s totally going to be scribbling all over one of these! He loves coloring! He has a wooden table that we let him color at but instead of coloring at his table he’s started coloring on his table! We tried for a while to get him to only color on his coloring book but his table has started looking like a piece of art so we gave up.  When Erica gave us our Plink Co. Wooden Wobble Balance Board I told her we’d try to keep the crayons away from it so it stays nice for pi