How to Use Cast Iron – Non Toxic Cooking Option

Learning how to use cast iron can be a great way to cut down on any unwanted chemicals such as teflon in the kitchen. It’s also a great way to introduce iron into yours and your children’s diets just from cooking with it! So much so that it’s one of the things that inspired me to start the hashtag #NutritionStartsEarly; it’s a double entendre for both as children and in the morning… so a breakfast cooked in cast iron is a good one ;) I adore cooking with cast iron and literally use at least one piece of it every single day. The problem is that most people are scared of it or don’t know how to use cast iron. But it’s SO easy and I will take you through the basics of cast iron 101 from using to cleaning and seasoning.

Cooking with Cast iron 101

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Toys and Gadgets for Tactile Learning

My daughter is most definitely a tactile learner. She cannot help but take things apart, build things, and break things. It’s part of who she is and because of that I know that I need to embrace her learning style by giving her ways to not just cope with things like breaking chalk and crayons, but engage her meaningfully. Here are some toys and gadgets for tactile learning that we have found to be very helpful – we hope it benefits you as well!

Gifts for tactile learners

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Exploration Station Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers

I have a curious toddler. Actually, if anyone has a toddler, they are probably pretty curious. While the world is not necessarily new to them anymore, it is new in terms of being able to engage, interact with, and explore it in all new ways. For me, this meant putting together exploration station ideas in order to encourage free play and creative thinking. It was definitely one of the best things we have done and my daughter can get lost in it for hours on end!

Exploration station ideas for toddlers to inspire play and creativity

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Christmas Science Experiments for Toddlers

Christmas is such a fun and magical time to begin with, but it’s also a fun time to explore learning concepts, especially STEM activities, relating to the holidays. There are five fun Christmas science experiments appropriate for toddlers that you can do to both celebrate the season and wrap up the holidays once they’re over. So if you’re tot-schooling, here’s a fun way to review some themes and concepts, but still take a holiday break.

Incorporating STEM into the holidays - Christmas Science Activities for Toddlers

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