Jumping in

I’ve been wanting to make a sensory table for years, but I never had the confidence to jump into the project. Oh, am I ever glad that I finally took the leap!!

I remember using PVC a few times in my childhood for building theater sets, but it’s been a while since I’ve really built anything of this scale. This post from Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls made it so clear and easy. And to be honest, I didn’t really even measure. I just bought a Pipe Cutter and used trial and error to make it fit my storage bins! Easiest project ever.

Is it perfect? Not at all.  It was my first time spray painting (drips, drips, drips) and if I were to do it again, I’d leave the removable tubes un-painted because it would be easier for the preschool kids to assemble them independently.  But am I proud? Absolutely. Every child who walks in wants to give it a go (and quite a few adults, too 😉 ) It inspires people to experiment, play, and tinker, so that makes it a raging success.

I’ve been doing a lot of new things recently: moving back home to Tacoma, taking on new building projects, and opening up Tacoma Children’s School. Like the sensory table, this school has been a dream of mine for years. A space for budding preschool artists and scientists. A space to create and experiment. A space for parents to learn alongside their toddlers and babies, too.

North Tacoma has been so warm and welcoming, just as it always has been.  I’ve loved meeting new neighbors and seeing old friends at the Proctor Farmer’s Market Kids Booth on Saturdays.  I’ve made wonderful new connections with local preschool teachers and Tacoma business owners, too. I’m thrilled to be here and excited for the days of discovery and growth yet to come.

I am so glad I jumped in.


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