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About Epic Childhood


My name is Kristen and this blog is about my everyday fun and educational activities with Graham and Parker, my 7 year old Fraternal Twin boys and sometimes features their three older Siblings...  Haley (19), Cameron (18), and Mackenna(16).  
I have 17 years experience in organizing and being in charge of parenting websites, playgroups, and homeschool co-op groups.

This blog and the activities featured on it are inspired by Reggio Emilia, Montessori, play based learning, promoting play in early childhood and beyond, learning through play, enriched outdoor play, educational toys, open ended toys, creative play, arts, crafts, artsy play, sensory and messy play, light table play, black light play, natural light play, glow in the dark play, family fun, creative ideas, home education, and occasionally recipes!




You will find a lot of light play on this blog.  I am the proud owner. leader of the biggest light table and light play resources on the internet! My Pinterest board called Light Tables, Light Boxes, Light Panels. and Light Play is the biggest Light Play board on the internet!



It has over 21,000+ followers and over 180 collaborative contributors.

Follow Kristen (Epic Childhood)'s board Light Table Play 101 on Pinterest.


I also own The Ultimate Light Table Guide on Pinterest. The Ultimate Light Table Guide is an extension to a blog post of mine entitled The Ultimate Light Table Guide. The Ultimate Light Table Guide on Pinterest featured categorized boards by subject for all types of light table and light play. It houses just about any and every light table photo you could ever find on the internet. I intend for the Ultimate Light Table Guide to be a one stop shop resource to teachers, parents, and caregivers for all light table and light play of all types.



Visit The Ultimate Light Table Guide's profile on Pinterest.



My Pinterest has over 100,000+ followers and is growing daily! I have recently altered this blog to be more Pinterest friendly.  I feel that Pinterest is such an amazing way to help enhance a blog and make the posts and activities on it so much easier to find.  You will find a lot of links on this blog that lead you back to Pinterest.  This is not to confuse you but to help you to more easily find activities on this blog!


Visit Kristen (Caution! Twins at Play)'s profile on Pinterest.





I hope you will enjoy my blog and Pinterest and find lots of ideas for your children or students. My blog and Pinterest have been a valuable resource to hundreds of Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Teachers, Preschool Directors, Caregivers, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Physical Therapists, and for those who have children with Autism, Aspergers, ASD, SPD, PDD-NOS, and other parts of the Autism Spectrum as well as children with CMT, CP, MD, and Down Syndrome.I have spent the past 5 years researching in my spare time the  Reggio Emilia philosophy of learning, Montessori learning, Play Based Learning, OT, PT, Speech Therapy,  SPD, sensory play, play based learning, ECE,

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