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How to Make A Busy Board: 15 Frugal Tips for Making a Busy Board 2560 1920 Vera Karimova
How to Make A Busy Board: 15 Frugal Tips for Making a Busy Board

Busyboards amaze lots of people, and I have met hundreds of adults who go oohing and ahhing about them. Making a busy…

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Awe your Spaceman with this Free Board Game for Kids 4+ 1574 854 Vera Karimova
Awe your Spaceman with this Free Board Game for Kids 4+

Go to SPACE with this Free Printable Boarding Game Does your kid like space and planets? Are you raising a little Sheldon…

12 Ideas of Fancy Wall Art for Children’s Room on World Art Day 1250 788 Vera Karimova
12 Ideas of Fancy Wall Art for Children’s Room on World Art Day

Let’s celebrate World Art Day today by paying respect to the best modern artists who managed to keep a child inside alive.…

gender-neutral play two toddlers hands wiith play-doh
5 Gender-Neutral Toys that You’re Using Already 1200 800 Vera Karimova
5 Gender-Neutral Toys that You’re Using Already

Why choose gender-neutral toys? Did you know that there is no difference in creativity between boys and girls until 8 years of…

How to Make a Busy Board: Parts from A to Z 2560 1714 Vera Karimova
How to Make a Busy Board: Parts from A to Z

There is a certain basic set of busyboard parts, that can be found through googling “how to make a busy board”. The…

How to Make a Busy Board: How to Paint a Busy Board 1600 1200 Vera Karimova
How to Make a Busy Board: How to Paint a Busy Board

How to make a busyboard that will surely be a hit? Should you paint it at all? We say, yes, and anyone…

How to Learn Numbers with Cars – Super Easy Learning Activity! 1600 1200 Vera Karimova
How to Learn Numbers with Cars – Super Easy Learning Activity!

This is a great learning activity to practice numbers, it is super easy to make, requires almost no supplies, and your little…

10 Cool Origami that Will Get Your Kids Excited 1152 1152 Vera Karimova
10 Cool Origami that Will Get Your Kids Excited

My best origami creation never went beyond the simple ship. This post is celebrating the Grandmother – the perpetuum mobile of our…

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OyBoy was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award — twice!

The Sunshine Blogger Award 560 315 Vera Karimova
How to Make a Busyboard: How to Place a Busyboard Safely? 1600 1071 Vera Karimova
How to Make a Busyboard: How to Place a Busyboard Safely?

How to place a busyboard safely? Where are you gonna put it? Don’t let these questions set you back. Let’s see what…

Top Three Ways to Have Fun with Cardboard 1600 1071 Vera Karimova
Top Three Ways to Have Fun with Cardboard

The cardboard is one of my all-time favorite materials. It is cheap, omnipresent, abundant, and sensory friendly. I’ve made a bunch of…

13 Best Elements for Busyboard Your Baby Will Love 1600 1071 Vera Karimova
13 Best Elements for Busyboard Your Baby Will Love

I’m always on a lookout for the best elements for busyboard – special, whimsical ones, not like anything that you can see…

How To Make A Wooden Montessori Toy: A-Moose Yourself! 1600 1071 Vera Karimova
How To Make A Wooden Montessori Toy: A-Moose Yourself!

If you like the Montessori or Waldorf methods for raising your little one, your house is probably full of wood already. Wooden…

How to Organize Toys with Free Labels – It’s Easier than You Think! 1600 1071 Vera Karimova
How to Organize Toys with Free Labels – It’s Easier than You Think!

Traveling back from the Vietnam, we carried 6 kilos of the matchbox cars, 3 kilos of Lego, a dozen of different costumes…

Easy Scrap Wood Toy for Role Play: Mix-n-Match Wooden Medals 1600 1071 Vera Karimova
Easy Scrap Wood Toy for Role Play: Mix-n-Match Wooden Medals

Remember these easy scrap wood toy projects I shared recently? #2 – The Wooden Medals – had me at “hello”. The idea…

How To Play With Busyboard: 7 Foolproof Ways 1600 1071 Vera Karimova
How To Play With Busyboard: 7 Foolproof Ways

  How to play with busyboard? If you are asking that question, that means you’ve completed all previous levels! Nice job nailing…

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