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every day a play day week

This is a reminder to join us for Polarn O. Pyret's fourth Every Day a Play Day week.  Playing and exploring outside is important (and enjoyable) for children and families!  Polarn O. Pyret's goal is to "get families out enjoying the outdoors no matter what the weather."  Read more details about it and how to win a $50 gift certificate on their blog, The Playful Life.  Get out and have fun!


playing on the beach

 As "Spring Forward" approaches, we're starting to think about longer, light-filled days.  This is Avery at the beach towards the end of last summer.  The light at the beach always seems so magical at sunset.  Avery is wearing a PO.P dress from at least a couple of years ago and it's one of my absolute favorites.  I love how the dress sort of grows with her and how she's still able to wear it even though she's older and taller.  This dress has survived hours of romping and many washes and still looks fresh and winsome.  PO.P definitely lets children be children...and look amazing while doing it.


little blue and little yellow

A friend of ours gave Avery a copy of Leo Lionni's Little Blue and Little Yellow.  One day, I pulled out some Arches paper that I had stashed away from a bookbinding class I took in college and Avery got to do some watercolor based on Little Blue and Little Yellow.  We read the book and then Avery got to paint with the colors blue and yellow, mixing them and overlapping them on the paper.  We used Glob paints (our first time using them).  Glob's natural paints are made from fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers and spices, such as blueberry and lemon verbena.  The paints come in powder form and I like that you can make different consistencies based on how much water you add.  Avery loves painting and I can't wait for our next storybook-based art experience!


sticker art

I gave Avery a sheet of blank white labels to color.  Later, she had a good time sticking them onto another piece of paper (although she needed some help peeling the labels off the page).  Then, she chose to color the page a little more.


experimenting with washi tape

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