Music is an essential part of the learning experience for toddlers. It engages their brains in a way that nothing else will, and studies have shown that music in early childhood can increase development. Instruments and musical toys for toddlers play an integral role in encouraging this growth. Although they are wonderful for the little ones, … [Read more…]
I love puzzles for toddlers! Little ones develop cognitive thinking skills, which are critical to a toddler’s developing brain. They also learn shape recognition, problem solving, building, and fine motor skills. My 3 year old has always been a fan of puzzles, but I’ve gotta be honest. She wasn’t that good at them…until now. I’ve … [Read more…]
Board games are a wonderful way for kids of all ages to learn skills such as taking turns, social-emotional development, increased vocabulary, and following directions. Did you know that there are board games for toddlers as young as one? It’s true! Children can begin to learn to take turns and play games with the guidance … [Read more…]
We hear so much these days about the importance of a STEM education. What does that mean, and how does it apply to toddlers? STEM stands for Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math. There is no question that our everyday lives involve those four concepts more than ever before. We live in a world that is … [Read more…]
“Sweetie, would you please put your cup in the sink?” …no response… “One, two…” …begins to move slowly… “Three!” …continues walking toward the sink and drops their cup in. Does this scene sound familiar? It’s easy to get into a rut of counting to three every time you ask your little one to do something. … [Read more…]
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My name is Amy, and I am a potty training failure. The very term “potty training” gives me heart palpitations. A quick Google search tells me I am not alone. Struggling parents can find info on potty training boys, potty training a two-year-old, how to know when your child is ready to potty train, and … [Read more…]
I love using holidays to teach my kids more about our Christian faith. Recently, I set out in search of some resources to help my little ones understand why we celebrate Easter. First, I went into a large secular bookstore hoping to find some inspiration. They had a whole display of Easter books about springtime … [Read more…]