Easter is one of those holidays that is so fun with littles. I love watching Roo as she scurries around looking for Easter eggs and squeals with delight everytime she spots one. Unfortunately the holiday also comes with a side order of sugar. But I don’t want her to miss the fun of opening the […]
Independent play is an important part of a child’s development and should be encouraged throughout your daily routine. I love doing crafts with Roo. We try to find time to do some kind of arts and crafts project twice or more a week. But I have my own grown-up crafts I like to spend time on too. A busy three year old with a short attention span makes it hard to find time and space to do my own projects. Here’s how I use independent play time to find time for my own crafts.
When I heard about using water beads in sensory play, I ran right out to the nearest Dollar Tree to buy some. Roo and I came up with 6 ways to use them in play and learning. Water beads are such a fun sensory exploration activity for any age. *Just be sure you supervise littles […]
Do you have trouble getting your toddler into the bath? Sometimes, it’s way more fun to get dirty than to get clean afterwards! Creative bath time activities are some of Roo’s favorite things to do and are garunteed to get her in without a fuss everytime. Bath paint, bath crayons, and bath playdough are all super fun. Here are some recipes for you to make them at home for your next bath time!
Why should we constantly search for books for our kids? We all know reading to our children is important. It’s essential for encouraging early literacy and an eagerness to read later in life. But did you know it’s important to developing creativity too? Even as early as infants, children benefit from seeing the colorful illustrations […]
Alphabet Crafts are a crucial part of every preschool curriculum. Even if you stay at home with your toddler getting them ready for school should be a part of your routine. Whether you do a letter of the day, week, or month, you’ll want to include at least one craft for each letter to engage […]
Nature walks with Roo have been one of our favorite activities together. She calls it “esploring.” It’s amazing how a little exercise and fresh air lifts both of our moods. Granted I don’t get much of a workout at the pace she keeps, but the memories are so much more important! We discuss creation, the […]
Fall Activities For Preschoolers It’s October! Which means Fall is here and it’s time to start seasonal activities with your kids. You’ve probably already searched lists of preschooler and toddler-friendly fall activities But I’ve got some fun ones you might not have thought of! You won’t want to miss these fun activities this Autumn. *Disclaimer: […]
It’s apple season! And what a better time to do some apple themed activities with your preschooler. (I say preschooler, most of these activities are suited for kids anywhere between 2 and 6) Roo and I began homeschooling last year when she was two. Each week we would learn a new letter and do projects […]
It was time for pacifier weaning. The Paci had to go. We were all dreading it. Me most of all. But I set the cut off to 3 years old and I was determined to stick with it…The important thing to remember is this did not happen all of a sudden. I spent at least three months preparing my daughter for the separation…