8 Interactive Baby Books to Read to Infants and Toddlers

8 Interactive Baby Books to Read to Infants and Toddlers

What has kept baby and I entertained hours upon hours her first year of life? Books of course! But, not just any books! Interactive stories for the win! If your about to become a parent or looking for the perfect gift for a baby shower consider contributing to babies book collection! Ditch the temptation to get another cute stuffed animal. Instead get a fun interactive book that infants and toddlers will love. Baby books will be loved by the whole…

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4 Habits and Behaviors to Teach Your Children from the Beginning

4 Habits and Behaviors to Teach Your Children from the Beginning

Raising Children with 4 Habits and Responsibilities in Mind Raising children can be very challenging! Therefore, I feel fortunate to have a background in elementary and preschool education. Teaching has helped guide me in raising my own children. Now that my son is 4, I reflect on the challenges and things I would do differently. However, when my son was a baby and toddler, I emphasized 4 habits and behaviors that I am thankful for today. I just wrote a…

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Scavenger Hunt Activity Great for Juggling Baby & Toddler!

Scavenger Hunt Activity Great for Juggling Baby & Toddler!

Creating a scavenger hunt for toddlers is super simple and a whole lot of fun! A scavenger hunt around the house is super easy to setup with a preparation time of 5 minutes or less. If you have a toddler and a baby like me, you probably need exciting activities for your older kid that will keep them entertained and engaged too. If thats the case put this activity on your morning or afternoon schedule because your toddler will love…

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Best Gifts for 3 & 4 Year Olds That Will Last

Best Gifts for 3 & 4 Year Olds That Will Last

Here are the best gifts to get for a 3-4 year old in my experience. These are gifts that will get so much use and really last. All of these gifts we have at home and have been used and loved by my family. Check out all 14 gifts that your child will go back to again and again. Many of these gifts were given to my son as young as two. Aquabeads Aquabeads Deluxe Studio is a bead art…

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Grocery List Printable- Making Shopping More Efficient

Grocery List Printable- Making Shopping More Efficient

Shopping with children Shopping with a baby or toddler has its challenges. When you bring along a baby and toddler in a grocery store it certainly is a juggle and can be quite distracting. I have been looking for a grocery list printable for sometime now that could make weekly shopping easier and more pleasant. Shopping with children is the ultimate race against time! Having an organized list can really help save time from running back and fourth to aisles…

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Sensory Sand Play Treasure Hunt

Sensory Sand Play Treasure Hunt

Is it worth having a sandbox? Often times I’m asked by other moms, is it really worth having a sandbox? Concerns of sand dragging into the house or a waste of space are issues that are brought up. To be honest, before we found this sandbox put out for trash from one of our neighbors, we had similar feelings! Looking back, I’m so glad my son has had the opportunity to have sand play in our home! It is a great…

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Fall Favorite Activities

Fall Favorite Activities

Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year! (Even if we don’t get the real feel here in Florida). Fall also has the most beloved holiday, (bringing back treasured memories as a child) Halloween! Here are my top six fall favorite activities to do throughout the month of October with toddlers or preschoolers. 1. Acorn Collecting My son lights up each time he spots an acorn as if he has found a golden treasure. This may be because…

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Build a Sukkah!

Build a Sukkah!

Sukkot has arrived! Sukkot has arrived for those who celebrate. Why not build a Sukkah with your child and watch his imagination soar!? Although, my son learned about the holiday in school, this is not a holiday we typically observe at home. But, I thought it would be fun to build a Sukkah and get a taste of this joyous holiday. What is Sukkot? Here is a brief explanation according to Chabad.org, about the Jewish Holiday, Sukkot. Chabad.org explains, “Sukkot…

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Preschool Crafts Connecting with Nature

Preschool Crafts Connecting with Nature

Crafts and nature are two things I love combining when I spend time with my son. The nature inspired crafts and activities are ones that we’ve come back to again and again. These crafts are great for toddlers and preschoolers. What I like about incorporating nature into crafts is that children begin to appreciate the wonders and beauty of the outdoors. Exposing early learners to nature helps them practice observation (an important life skill) and notice the changes that take place…

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Backyard Inspired Paintings

Backyard Inspired Paintings

Materials: Crayola Washable Paint Plastic Plate for the Paints (use as a paint palette) Construction Paper (9″ x 12″ and 17″ x 20″) Paint Brush Cup Filled with Water to Rinse Brush “Mess Mat” (Shower Curtain) Sparking your preschoolers interest Backyard inspired paintings can be influenced in many ways. A fun way to do this is if you have access to a fruiting plant. If not, its certainly never too late to start a garden! However, some other ideas that may…

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