Exploring What Suction Means

Suction is such a fun topic to cover with little kids because to understand what suction means, you most definitely have to be hands-on. It’s something that we all encounter every day even if it’s just drinking water, but it seems like a crazy phenomena for little kids see things get sucked away in the ever-noisy and crazy vacuum cleaner. Since we focused on one term this week, I thought I would just share a few activities on how to implement different “science experiments” and types of suction into your week.

Teaching toddlers and preschools about suction in a fun and engaging unit theme. Check out the weekly theme and 7 ideas to teach what suction means | ALLterNATIVElearning
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Rebirth of the Pocket Diaper – FuzziBunz One-Size Diaper Review

I am a cloth diaper addict. That much is true. In fact, my husband asked me just this week what the worst part of cloth diapering was. I told him that I honestly could not think of what the worst part was, because I do really love it. (Then again, I don’t like when I have to strip them, but that’s another story). In the end, over the past two years, we have accumulated a wonderful stash of diapers and invited some diapers into our home, just to ask them to leave soon after. I am always up for trying new diapers to see if they fit our family and therefore, I was so excited to be asked to review the brand new FuzziBunz One-Size Diapers that was released August 2014! And while I did receive these diapers in exchange for a review, all opinions are solely my own. See what I thought below!

The new FuzziBunz One-Size Cloth Diaper Review with leg adjusters, hip snaps, and contoured inserts (wings). | ALLterNATIVElearning

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Dear Stay-At-Home-Moms, Please DON’T Shut Up

Oh the blessings of being a Stay-at-home-mom and what a task it can be on a daily basis. And while many have really responded in a positive manner to the recent post “Dear Stay-At-Home-Moms, Please Shut Up“, it’s something that has really rubbed me the wrong way. It sends the wrong message to mothers both young and old. It’s an aggressive letter at a vulnerable audience. And having been written from the SAHM point of view, I would have thought it would have been more compassionate towards her peers. We need megahorns to cheer other moms on, not ask any mom to bottle their emotions and feelings. So here are 6 things I think she fails to see when she asks all SAHMs to “Shut Up”.

Dear Stay-at-Home-Moms, please do not shut up. Please know that being a mom is hard and we should always feel validated even in a time of mommy wars | ALLterNATIVElearning

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Wacky Tracks Fidget Toy Busy Bag for Tactile Seekers

My daughter loves to break crayons, and chalk, and anything thin and cylindrical. And to be honest, this can be very frustrating for me. However, I know that she seeks tactile input by breaking crayons so instead of just getting upset, we sought to find fun ways for her to explore. Here is our latest busy bag to help her restless hands have something to play with and to make sure that playing sometimes has a purpose too!

Work on shape recognition for tactile learners by using a hand fidget toy by wacky tracks | ALLterNATIVElearning
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