Tag: Toddler Activities

Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Spring has sprung, and your energetic toddler or preschooler is ready to play in the warming weather!  Both of you have been cooped up inside all winter, staying warm but contained.  With the temperature on the rise, more activities for toddlers and young children present themselves.  Why not take advantage of it to help them develop their fine motor skills? Fine motor skills refer to the more concentrated efforts we make to maneuver through everyday life.  Some of the most important tasks that require fine motor skills include writing and using flatware for eating, so strengthening the muscles that perform […]

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Easy Toddler Activity: Pouch Cap Color Match

Easy Toddler Activity: Pouch Cap Color Match

Toddlers are such curious creatures. Full of energy, everything they see is a toy, and they soak up their surroundings like a sponge. They are at a perfect age to try new activities to enrich their minds, practice their skills, and learn something new. This busy working mom is always on the look out for simple, and I mean simple activities I can do with my toddler on weekends. Something fun to teach him a new skill or concept, but easy for me to put together. This past weekend I came up with one such idea. I have been hoarding […]

Posted March 22, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, , / 0 Comments
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Simple Toddler Activities you can do Right Now with what you have on hand

Simple Toddler Activities you can do Right Now with what you have on hand

As a working mom, the time I do get to spend with my son is very precious. I’m always on the look out for very simple activities we can do together at home, preferably with stuff we already have on hand. One of my goals is to be more present with him and not just let the weekends pass us by. I even mentioned this in a recent IG post. In fact, I’ll just let IG show off what we did this weekend.   What fun things do you have planned with your kids this weekend? One of my goals […]

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140 Simple and Amazing Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

140 Simple and Amazing Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

As a busy working mom, I just don’t have the time to come up with intricate and exciting learning activities for my toddler. It is one of my sources of mom guilt, but there is just not enough time in the day, nor do I have the energy left by the time the weekend rolls around. Many stay at home moms take their sweet babies to children’s museums and playgrounds and libraries for toddler time and have the toddlers practice fine motor skills. Us working moms, though, we just do the best we can on weekends – when most of these […]

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300+ Amazing Ideas for Frugal Family Fun

300+ Amazing Ideas for Frugal Family Fun

Join me on a nostalgic journey for a minute and let’s think back to our childhood. Do you remember spending time with your parents (and siblings if you have any) just doing something together as a family? Do you remember going to the park, or the zoo? Family vacations? Trips to the beach, or the lake? I recall so many moments; vague as these memories have become over the years, I still remember the general feeling of family joy and bonding. I would love to create these types of memories with my family now as we grow together and enjoy […]

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Enjoy Sensory Play with Edible Dirt for Dia de los Ninos

Enjoy Sensory Play with Edible Dirt for Dia de los Ninos

This #HoneyNutCheerios #NuestroCereal Dia de los Niños campaign was sponsored by General Mills Big G Cereals through Acorn Influence. All opinions are mine. Children are an absolute joy to watch play, and it is so much more fun to engage with them in a fun activity. I recently learned about the Día de los Niños holiday, and I think it is brilliant! Why not have a special day to focus on children and their fun learning experiences while making memories. Sure, we strive for that on a regular basis, but how special is it to have a holiday just for […]

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Springtime Messy Moments are Fun

Springtime Messy Moments are Fun

This #SCJMessyMoments campaign was sponsored by SC Johnson through Acorn Influence. All opinions are mine. I remember a time when keeping a home clean was not a big deal. A house without kids and with minimal pets just doesn’t get too dirty. It was just me and my parents (and one cat) growing up, so I was raised doing plenty of chores and learned how to keep a house looking good. Fast forward to the present, and I have a handful of cohabitants in my house who like to cause trouble. From oldest to youngest: the husband (my first trouble […]

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How to Raise your Kids to be Bilingual

How to Raise your Kids to be Bilingual

Did you know that raising a child to be bilingual has amazing benefits for them? Learning a second language develops a child’s creative thinking and concept skills. It can help a child read at an earlier age since being able to think about concepts in two languages teaches them how to use language in complicated ways.  If the second language is due to the child’s heritage, then learning two languages helps the child bond with grandparents and other extended relatives. I was raised bilingual since I was born outside the U.S. My family speaks Russian and so I grew up […]

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Fine Motor Skills Activity: Straws in a Cup

Fine Motor Skills Activity: Straws in a Cup

I was at a book club meeting at a restaurant recently with Baby H in tow. Baby H kept messing with my straw from my soft drink cup, and a fellow member (who is also a teacher) handed him her straw and showed him how to stick it in the straw hole, and this game was born. All you need are a couple of things that you should already have: Drink container with a lid that has an opening in it. Long straws. Show your little learners how to stick the straw into the opening of the drink cup, and […]

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