Tag: Preschool

Paper Plate Rain Cloud Toddler Craft to Promote Fine Motor Skills

Paper Plate Rain Cloud Toddler Craft to Promote Fine Motor Skills

I came up with this fun rain cloud toddler craft as a follow up to our paper plate spider activity due to my toddler’s obsession with the Itsy Bitsy Spider song. I figured since the rain in the song is an interesting topic, why not make a fun activity he can do and we can pretend its raining on the spider. I know, I know, the things mom life reduces you into haha! Paper Plate Rain Cloud Toddler Craft Activity This craft/activity includes different skills and lets your child practice various new abilities. These include: cutting, gluing, and stringing.   […]

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Valentine’s Day Activities your Toddlers and Preschoolers will Love

Valentine’s Day Activities your Toddlers and Preschoolers will Love

Valentine’s day is about love in general. It can be shared with your spouse (I did get proposed to around Valentine’s day). It is called Galentine’s for the single ladies who get together and have a girl’s night. And it can also be a fun way to teach a young child about love and caring for each other. There’s something about calendar holidays that make us want to do fun activities with our toddlers! Here are two fun valentine’s day activities you can do with your toddler or preschooler right now with supplies you likely already have on hand.  I […]

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Craft Stick Christmas Tree and other Simple Winter Crafts your Toddlers and Preschoolers will Love to do

Craft Stick Christmas Tree and other Simple Winter Crafts your Toddlers and Preschoolers will Love to do

Ah, December. Winter. Christmas. Clocks starting to resemble fans. Anyone else feel like the world just starts flying by this time of year? I am not a fan of the rush of the holiday season and try to be mindful of slowing down and enjoying all the beauty and fun winter and Christmas time hold. I took my family on an evening trip to see a huge light display because that’s what matters – fun, family time and memories made. So here I am with another simple toddler or preschooler seasonal craft, a fun craft stick Christmas Tree! I have […]

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Thanksgiving Activities to Entertain your Kids While You Eat + Download a FREE Worksheet

Thanksgiving Activities to Entertain your Kids While You Eat + Download a FREE Worksheet

Thanksgiving is a day to get together with family, share a wonderful meal, and talk about gratitude. But little kids may want some more activities to do since they won’t be sitting around and eating all day like us (lazy) grown-ups. So here I have collected a few fun activities kids can do to partake in the celebration without getting bored.   Thanksgiving Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers I have a Thanksgiving printable I have been given to share with you! Click the image to download the full-size. Preschoolers will work on focus and fine motor skills with this Thanksgiving-themed maze […]

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Fun Math & Fitness Activity for Preschool

Fun Math & Fitness Activity for Preschool

Today I have a great learning activity to share. What I like about this activity is it can be adapted for one child or a playgroup. You can do it with numbers, shapes, colors, and any combination you can think of. Just a bit of chalk and let the child who is just learning the names of these shapes or numbers run around and burn some energy while learning. Run Around the Numbers Preschool Activity Get ready to play with numbers outdoors! Your child will actively build a strong math foundation while playing outdoors. This game is also an excellent way […]

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Executive Function Skills your Toddler needs for Preschool

Executive Function Skills your Toddler needs for Preschool

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Primrose Schools; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Somewhere I must have blinked because my toddler is blossoming into a preschooler who soaks up everything around him. It is amazing to see all he can accomplish on his own, and now we can interact with him in new ways and even have a verbal exchange. Taking my toddler to daycare has been wonderful for his socialization and development, and now he is ready for more structured learning. We are enrolling our son in Primrose Schools after we […]

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Back to Preschool: Getting your Kids Ready

Back to Preschool: Getting your Kids Ready

      From summer camp to trips to the family cottage, to stops at the community swimming pool, there are lots of activities to keep your preschool-aged children busy during the summer break. But as the days get shorter and the sun sets sooner, you and the kids will come to realize that the start of another school year is afoot. And this means that there are certain things you can – and should – do to ensure that your kids are ready to kick off preschool without a hitch. What follows are some tips that you can use […]

Posted September 7, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, , / 0 Comments
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Best Baby Toys For Brain Development

Best Baby Toys For Brain Development

The best toys for brain development for your child will vary depending on their age. Brain toys for babies help them find new ways to develop their senses. As babies become toddlers, they can use more toys than they did when they were infants. You will notice that your child’s play includes make-believe and sorting objects. They can use some of the same toys they did as infants but in new ways. Best Toys For Brain Development (1, 2, & 3-Year-Olds)   Brain Development Toys for a 1-Year-Old   By the time your baby is a year old, he or […]

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The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Older toddlers and preschoolers are in a very special part of their lives – everything is a toy, it is always playtime, and everywhere is an opportunity to learn.  Here are some wonderful educational toys to help enrich their minds while giving their little bodies something fun to do.   Toys for Building Building toys, such as blocks, are wonderful for little minds and tiny hands. Not only do they help build motor skills, but these activities develop critical thinking as well.         Toys that are Active Toys that promote movement and an active play time are […]

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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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