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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 learning curves for all of us and big adjustments have been made. Most who were not already doing virtual learning or homeschooling before are now or have at some point this year.  We want to say thank you and we recognize and appreciate what you all are doing!  

Here are 3 ways we want to appreciate you:

1.) Free Masks! 

As a thank you to the teachers, if you are one of the first 4 people to place an order this weekend, you will receive one of these face masks in the mail! If you are not a teacher yourself, gift it to a teacher in your life that has been working extra hard for our kiddos this year! 



2.) Free Christmas Activity to entertain your students before break. 

I was talking to my sister in law who is a kindergarten teacher and she said she always likes a good free printable activity for the kids to do.  This week I made one that is hopefully something that could be used in the classroom, or sent home easily for those doing virtual learning. It’s a simple and fun activity with some learning elements.  I’m sure the kids are getting excited and losing focus so hopefully this is helpful to you! After they finish the craft they can take it home and use it over break to keep their minds engaged and give them some ideas of fun and festive activities that they can do even in the midst of Covid. 

12 Days of Christmas Activities Craft - Free Printable



3.) Resources for Teaching

This year has presented some new obstacles in teaching these young minds but I know many teachers and homeschooling parents and I know you all are doing an awesome job in finding new and unique ways to continue to teach and work with what you have!  I know with selling educational toys, Erica has a lot of teachers following Plink Co. as well as parents and homeschooling parents.  We want Plink Co. to be a great resource for you as you teach your little ones and try to find new and creative ways to keep them engaged. 

I have created a survey because I want to hear from you and know how we can best help! I would so appreciate it if you would complete one of these for me!

There is a fun teacher appreciation giveaway drawing tied to this if you participate in my survey! Check out Plink Co. Express Learning on Facebook or Instagram for more details! The drawing will be on Saturday! 

If you’re reading this far, I’m hoping that means you’ve completed the survey! Thank you!!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and stay healthy! (Get pictures of the kids opening their Plink Co. toys! Wink, wink... nudge, nudge.)

12 Days of Christmas Activities Craft - Free Printable

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