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Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk chalk is a great outdoor sensorimotor activity for all young kids.  For us in Texas, it’s a bit hot right now for me to use in my sessions, but remains in my bag for the first cooler day. If … Continue reading

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Red Cups

Have leftover red Solo cups from that spring barbecue?  Perfect!  There are several cognitive exercises for toddlers and preschoolers that you can do. Categorization:  For this first activity, you will need several of two other items that are small enough … Continue reading

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Small ball

The main must have in my kit is always a small ball.  These come in many sizes and varieties, and the only requirement is that they are big enough to kick and for a toddler to grab and hold with … Continue reading

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Welcome to Dollar Store Development.  Nope, this isn’t some dark story about something gone awry at your local Dollar Tree.  This is a site devoted to promoting your young child’s developmental growth with items you could pick up for a … Continue reading

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