Tag: Toddlers

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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How to Keep Your Toddler Busy When It’s Too Cold to Go Outside

How to Keep Your Toddler Busy When It’s Too Cold to Go Outside

As a parent, winter break doesn’t feel like much of a break at all. But for parents of school-age kids, it’s a struggle that’s over in a matter of weeks. When you have toddlers and preschoolers, on the other hand, you have to find ways to keep them happy through to spring — which, when you’re in the depths of January, seems impossibly far away. But keeping your little ones entertained doesn’t have to mean bundling up to brave the cold or spending tons of money on outings. With technology, you can keep your young children entertained even when it’s […]

Posted February 8, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, , / 0 Comments
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Is your Toddler Obsessed with The Itsy Bitsy Spider song?

Is your Toddler Obsessed with The Itsy Bitsy Spider song?

There was a time when my toddler would cry out: “Mommy, spider!” and I would scream “where??” Now, I know he is demanding the song, and not informing me that a creepy crawly is about to get me. But what do you do when your toddler is obsessed with the Itsy Bitsy Spider song? You give in and play along, of course! First I want to give props to my friend for her inspiring post, what to do when your toddler is obsessed with the Daddy Finger song. Mine is crazy about that one as well, see? But nothing is […]

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Funny Items Toddlers Want to Sleep With in their Beds

Funny Items Toddlers Want to Sleep With in their Beds

Toddlers are a silly creature, and we can best learn about their mannerisms and interests when observing them in their natural habitat. Sometimes they do funny things that we adults might not understand, and yet we sure have a chuckle at them. Here is one opportunity to share a chuckle while we explore what funny items toddlers want to sleep with, in their beds.   Random Items My Toddler Takes to Bed My son sleeps in a full-size bed now. He went straight from crib to a big adult human bed, since we never had a true toddler bed and didn’t […]

Posted January 17, 2018 by Julie in Parenting, / 5 Comments
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Five Tips to Include More Veggies in Your Kid’s Diet

Five Tips to Include More Veggies in Your Kid’s Diet

If you are struggling with adding more vegetables onto your kid’s plate, you are not alone. Many if not most children find veggies unappealing. In all fairness, they have good reasons. Unfortunately, they still need quite a lot of them in order to stay healthy. Besides, having your kids eat more veggies when they’re young helps make it a habit, which will continue to benefit them as an adult. So how to include more non-potato vegetables into your kid’s diet? What can you do to make sure your kid get those much-needed vitamins, nutrients, and fiber? Read on to find […]

Posted November 1, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 1 Comment
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Easy and Fun Halloween Spider Craft for Toddlers

Easy and Fun Halloween Spider Craft for Toddlers

Fall is so much fun and opens you up to a ton of great activity ideas, so I decided to try a quick and simple craft for Halloween with my toddler. I picked spider as our theme since he loves the song “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” and I figured it would be an easy craft to make. We actually did this one when he was home sick one Monday, as it helped cheer us both up. I love all things Halloween, so getting a bit silly and crafty with my son is perfect and fun for both of us.   […]

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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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10 Adorable and Easy Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

10 Adorable and Easy Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

I have always loved Halloween growing up, and even more so as an adult. Now that I have a kiddo who can play and enjoy this best holiday ever, I plan to raise him right and enjoy Halloween together! If you’re looking for something fun to do with your toddler this fall, check out this roundup of adorable and easy Halloween crafts for toddlers.       Simple Halloween and Fall Toddler Crafts     Ghost crafts This Puffy Ghost craft is such a great idea. It seems super simple and cute. These Ghost Balloons look like fun too. Ooh […]

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Easy and Fun Fall Leaf Tree Craft for Toddlers

Easy and Fun Fall Leaf Tree Craft for Toddlers

Fall is such an exciting time, and Pinterest is overflowing with cute toddler crafts. I just had to try to create a fun craft for my toddler and me to enjoy the fact that temperatures are starting to drop from the sizzling heat of Texas summer, and the leaves are also starting to turn. My toddler and I collected some of the leaves we found on the ground, and I had an idea of a fun thing we could quickly make together one evening after we got home from work and daycare.   The toddler and I collected a bunch […]

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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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