Could My Child be Colorblind?

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As an Early Childhood Special Educator, I get asked quite frequently about color blindness. Often parents are concerned about color blindness because of a child being slightly delayed in learning colors. Color blindness is not as common at it may seem. However, studies show that approximately 1 child in each classroom has color blindness.

So, lets talk a little more about color blindness. What is a person actually seeing when they are color blind? Black and White???? No, it is VERY rare for someone to have “Monochromasy Color blindness” or complete lack of any color sensation. Most of the time, it is a weakened sensation of a certain color a certain color group. Actually, there are few different types of color blindness. To find out more about the types of color blindness and the prevalence check out this Website for complete details.

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Home Made Dragon Spray [And FREE printables!]

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dragonspraycoverWhen I was little, I was scared of EVERYTHING.
No joke. Everything! You name it, I was scared of it. I remember nights when it started to get dark, my stomach would start to hurt. I hated sleeping because I was so scared. It could be the thought of an earthquake that scared me, the thought of a ghost, maybe a bad person coming into my home….whatever it was it all scared me! My mom ended up making some magic potion that saved my life. She called it “Dragon Spray”. Each night before bed she would spray it in mine and my sibling’s rooms. It helped me sleep in peace! There are times that I will smell something that smells like dragon spray and it will instantly make me think of that wonderful spray! Years later I now know that the spray was water and some stinky perfume all mixed together in a big bottle!

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Kid Safe [Pesticide Free] Ant Bait

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A few weeks ago, I took my toddler outside to play in the back yard. As I was setting up his little pool I noticed a nasty, disgusting swarm of ants making their nasty little home on my back patio. (I do NOT like bugs, if you can’t tell…) Barf. My very first instinct was to go get the heavy duty nuclear powered bug killer out of the garage and use every last drop. But then I remembered that my little 19 month old runs around bare foot, eats his snacks if they fall on the ground (probably eats dirt) and spends most of his day out in my back yard. So, spraying the entire back yard with bug killer was just not going to do. So naturally I instantly hopped online to find more “natural” ways of killing those nasty little ants. ( I sound like a terrible bug murderer…I just really do not like bugs one bit.)

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Stop Tantrums in Their Tracks!!!!

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Toddler Tantrums can come at anytime, any place and for any reason! Lately my little fellow has been getting a bunch of molars all at the same time. SAD! He is in so much pain! But along with the pain comes the grumps! You can’t blame these poor little babes for their stinky attitudes! Especially when something is going on that makes them uncomfortable!

Even though there is that cliche term, “The Terrible Twos”, you might start seeing tantrums as early as 12 months and they may go on past age 4! Woof!! But don’t worry! I will try to help you solve those problems today! We all know that toddlers tantrum. That is nothing new!  It is the WHY and the HOW to help stop/prevent tantrums that we need to talk about! So, lets chit chat about How to Stop those Toddler Tantrums in their Tracks!!!

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Colored Noodles- For Sensory Exploration

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I LOVE sensory experiences! But quite honestly, sometimes I just do not want the mess of play dough or other fun sensory play ideas! So these Colored Noodles are an AWESOME activity for some fun sensory exploration! Let your child explore them with cups, measuring spoons, scoops and their hands! Not only are these colored noodles fun for sensory but they are GREAT for art!!! (And as always- they are SUPER easy to make!!!!)

What you will need:

ingredients

2 Cups Macaroni or other fun shaped noodles

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