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Planning for the summer ahead? And time at home with your kids? These are our top eleven activity and learning materials that we always have on hand at home.
Yup, we're still here. In the house. For what is probably quite some time. Whether you're planning for more distance learning or just prepping for summer vacation, I wanted to share some of our tried and true learning materials. These are great kid friendly tools that facilitate play, exploration and learning.
Learning Materials: 11 Things We Have On Hand
Tracing Paper: Tracing paper is a perfect material in a pinch. We use it to trace art from our favorite books and decorate (and let's be honest, it takes a hot minute, so I know I can pull it out when I've gotta get some work done).
Art Paper: There's something special about REAL art paper. It's perfect for creating masterpieces and an important learning material to have on hand.
Osmo: I know, I know. I've talked about our Osmo a million times (you can read our full osmo review for tips on what games are best for what ages). The device is an amazing tool for turning a regular tablet into an interactive learning material. From math games to coding games, it's perfect for setting up some quiet learning time.
Erasable Pens: These may be a little bit of a easy trick, but man does my kid love the erasable pens. They're a great tool to pull out in a pinch!
Smelly Markers: When I shared these on Instagram Stories, the messages. Such a flashback right? Lydia is OBSESSED and they're honestly a ton of fun. Who doesn't love learning materials that are under ten dollars?!?