10 Easy Toddler Activities (that take little to no set up)

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  Young toddlers can sometimes be the hardest to entertain. They have short attention spans and are not quite able to keep themselves busy most of the time. This can cause a problem when we are cooking dinner or needing to get something else done. I don’t know about you but the hour or so [...]

Potty Training Tips: What to do and what NOT to do

Potty training tips

Potty training has been the bain of my parenting existence. There is not anything that can compare as a parent thus far to the level of frustration that potty training my oldest has been. The most frustrating part is you think you are cruising and your child is successfully potty trained and then you will [...]

20 Top Educational Videos for Kids

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alt=”Educational Youtube Songs for Toddlers” width=”590″ height=”1024″/> We sometimes like to watch Youtube song videos on our TV or on our tablet as part of my daughter’s daily screen time. I like to make sure they are as educational as possible. I thought I would share with you some of our favorites educational videos for [...]

Easy Baby Play Activity

Baby play ideas

When my first was born, I didn’t really know about learning through play or about doing special activities for her until she was over 1. With my second, I knew I wanted to start some simple activities earlier on so that she can be have many different learning opportunities as early as possible. It is [...]

Halloween Math Activity: Patterns

Halloween Math Activity for Kids

This is an easy Halloween Activity that is great for teaching preschoolers the pre-math skill- patterns. Learning patterns is the basis for more complicated math like addition and times tables. For this activity you’ll need: Halloween foam cutouts ( I got mine at the dollar store) I set all of the on the table and [...]

Halloween Activity: Rice Monsters

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This Halloween Monster Activity was one my 3 year old made up herself. We were playing with her mini sensory bin and she dumped the rice out onto the cardboard mat she had under her bowl and was moving it around with her hands. She made little holes for eyes and a hole as smile [...]

Mini Sensory Bin: Creepy Crawlies

MINI SENSORY BIN BUGS

We love sensory bins around here. This mini sensory bin is great for when you don’t have much time to put into a regular size sensory bin or if you would like to contain the mess to the top of table. This mini sensory bin allows for fun sensory play without much preparation. We used [...]

Halloween Handprint Monster

Halloween Handprint Monster

This was a craft that happened spontaneously. It is not very pretty but hey it is supposed to be a monster, so it is not supposed to be pretty. We were trying to make handprint spiders but my daughter wanted to keep doing handprints and then she said, “hey, that looks like a monster!”. So [...]

Easy Color Learning Activity for Toddlers

Color Learning activity for toddlers

This is a simple way for toddlers to explore and learn different colors. For this activity you’ll need: Small container or bowl Food coloring plain uncooked rice Spoon First she poured in drops of yellow¬†and we named what color it was.   She then put in each color, once again naming all the different colors. [...]

Fall Activity for Families

Fall Activity for Families

I am someone who loves traditions. Holiday or seasonal traditions are some of my fondest memories as a child and it is something that I knew was important and something I wanted to continue when I started my own family. Traditions are such a great way to for the family to get closer together, have [...]