Tag: Toddlers

Earth Day Toddler and Preschooler Crafts

Earth Day Toddler and Preschooler Crafts

We are so excited that spring is here! The flowers are blooming and the Earth is looking lovely. So we wanted to share some fun kid crafts we can all try to celebrate Earth Day and spring! Earth Day Paper Plate Toddler Craft I love doing paper plate crafts with my toddler! They are always easy ’cause that’s how I roll and he enjoys them. Supplies: Paper Plates Blue and green or tissue paper Scissors () Glue Newspaper or packing paper for a mess-free workspace Steps: We did this one as a two-part project. First, we cut up green and […]

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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.  Being this age is so much fun, and learning through play is the best way to build young minds. Giving toddlers and preschoolers educational toys also keeps them occupied longer as these are active toys that engage their imaginations and they don’t get bored as quickly as with passive toys. So not only is the little one learning and benefiting, mom gets a break, too. Win-win! Here are some wonderful educational […]

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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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Tips to Help your Toddler Develop Language Skills

Tips to Help your Toddler Develop Language Skills

Language skills are essential to your child’s future. Strong communication skills can help children manage their emotions, develop healthy relationships, and succeed professionally. As a parent, you can accelerate and enhance their verbal development by the way you interact with your child. Read on for tips on how to help your toddler develop language skills. How can I help my child develop language skills? Many studies show that talking and reading with children from an early age helps them to increase their vocabulary and other verbal abilities. Follow these practical tips full of simple and fun activities to help develop language skills in […]

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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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