Welcome to Happy Hooligans, where we’re all about easy and affordable crafts and activities for kids!
I’m Jackie, and the Hooligans are the awesomely silly, creative, fun-loving bunch of little people in my home day-care. We like to keep things simple here. I’m a big fan of play-based learning! Free, unstructured play fosters creativity, imagination and self-confidence. Remember how we used to play when we were kids? I want the Hooligans to experience that same level of good, old-fashioned play.
We spend our days in the yard, hanging out by the pond, make-believing in the playhouse, and exploring in the neighbourhood and the nearby ravine.
When winter forces us inside, we craft and bake and sing and story-tell our days away, and there are plenty of creative, indoor activities to keep us busy.
I’ve been blessed to find so many inspiring bloggers out there like Teacher Tom, Deborah from Teach Preschool, and Jenny from Let the Children Play, who dedicate their lives to their little people, making the time to share their ideas, experiences and philosophies with their followers.
That’s why I’m starting this blog. I’m new to the whole blog-thing, but I’ll figure it all out because I want to pay it back in some small way, and hopefully inspire others out there who also embrace the philosophy that children learn best through play.
Thanks for dropping by! Please be patient while I get my site up and running, and please feel free to drop me a line here in the comments, or at email@example.com
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Yours in Play,
Jackie & The Hooligans!
Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.