All parents know that the first few years of a baby’s life are vital to their overall development. So why not make full use of their growing years by combining play time with learning?
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MEd holder and former classroom science teacher, Asia Citro, is a strong believer in “messy play”.
Which is why this mother-of-two experimented with fun activities in an attempt to entertain her kids and educate them at the same time.
Citro was flooded with positive feedback when she posted pictures of her family’s activities on Facebook.
So much so, that almost two years ago she decided to make her own blog documenting all her fun ideas.
“I really didn’t think it would go anywhere because there are so many blogs,” Citro says.
“I was really lucky a couple of my first posts went viral on Pinterest.”
Not sure if luck had anything to do with it, because Citro’s ideas are seriously crazy good.
What’s more, she uses only stuff lying around the house…
Or those that could be purchased in a single trip to the grocery store.
But watching her ideas in action, you would never believe that these things are not industry-grade.
They just look so complicated.
Citro calls her creations “sensory play” because they combine colors, smells, tastes, and textures that any child would find irresistible.
She spends many late nights concocting her own recipes and ideas, making sure that they are perfect before posting them online.
“A lot of them take me months to figure out,” she says.
“I know (it) sounds dorky but it’s totally true.”
Citro’s blog and creations have been featured in numerous other websites as well as on TV. Her newfound success includes her recently launched book which features 120 of her sensory play activities, so other mommies and daddies can can also have fun learning with their kids.