Music, Youtube, and Short Films for the Happy Toddler
March 3, 2016
While we limit all electronic entertainment for our son, we also find value in periodic entertainment. We also read to him several times a day (which he loves). But as a mom, I see zero harm in dance parties, animated songs that teach, and short films that calm. Here are a few of our family’s […]
Homemade Bath Paints – Sensory Play
February 29, 2016
If you haven’t made toddler friendly bath paints yet, then you do not know what you are missing. We had so much fun. It is super simple to make. I just used a leftover egg carton, put some shaving cream into each egg spot and added one drop of food coloring. Mix it well.
Creating a montessori inspired art station…
February 27, 2016
I love a lot about the montessori approach. Why shouldn’t we allow kids to do what they can do and show them how to do it themselves? It is our job as parents to raise them to be their very best. Our art station is definitely not a montessori art station by any means. To […]
Sleepy Time Play Dough Recipe
February 26, 2016
After a few restless nights, it was time to try just about anything. I recently stumbled across an article that explained how to make homemade play dough that was both easy and edible. I use the term edible very loosely. Your child will not want to eat the play dough. It is salty and tastes like […]
Fun with Magnetic Letters!
February 23, 2016
Donovan has been going nuts over his magnetic letters. He knows exactly where we keep them. He will run over, grab them, scream mama mama mama while bringing them to me. I open them and he goes to town putting them on the front door. It is adorable. Since they are rated 3 and up, […]
How to cope with a Belly Button Obsession!
February 15, 2016
Donovan has been obsessed with belly buttons since he found his. He pokes it so much that we used to have to put him in onesies when it was bleeding. He would lift my husband and my shirt and giggle. He absolutely loves belly buttons. Here are some steps that may help you cope with […]
Why you should Pillow Fight with your Toddler
February 11, 2016
Everyone knows that children need play time and one on one connection time. But did you know that children only need short, frequent segments? It’s true. You can do other things as long as you stop every 30 minutes and give them your undivided attention. One of our favorite games is pillow fighting. Let’s face it, he […]