Reading spaces for a toddler

A great way to create a toddler's interest in children's books is to integrate books into their play environment. Often times, we get stuck with the idea that books belong on shelves or in a basket on the floor. We want to keep them organized and clean but for toddlers, the best place for a book is where the toddler likes to play.... Little red reading wagon My niece, Clara, loves to go for wagon [...]

At play with baby: look at me

For those of you who have not graduated into the grandma club, then you may not appreciate this as much when I say...   There is nothing more amazing than watching your own child be a parent! I love watching my daughter be a mom - she is so natural and nurturing and smart! Shall I go on:) During a recent grandma visit, I enjoyed watching my daughter play this little visual tracking game with [...]

By | May 20th, 2011|Categories: Infant and Toddler|Tags: , , , |15 Comments

On becoming a grandma for the very first time

Becoming a grandma is an experience that only after becoming a grandma can you begin to appreciate. Bright and early this morning, my daughter had our first grand baby - a bouncing baby boy.... We arrived at the hospital at 1:00 in the morning and by 8:00 in the morning he was here! He is so sweet and beautiful... As he was being bathed, fed, changed, swaddled, held, kissed, and talked to, all I could [...]

By | April 15th, 2011|Categories: Infant and Toddler|Tags: , , |62 Comments

At play with baby: hello hands!

Discover how to create a wonderful book of hands for your infant or toddler and use the book to explore the things in your child's world! A terrific tool for infant lesson plans.Discover how to create a wonderful book of hands for your infant or toddler and use the book to explore the things in your child's world! A terrific tool for infant lesson plans.

By | February 9th, 2011|Categories: Infant and Toddler|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments