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

Getting babies and toddlers outside to play

This week Childhood 101 is celebrating "Get Outdoors and Play" and that is one thing my nieces and nephews love to do.  There are all kinds of fun things infants and toddlers can do outside... My little niece Clara is having a ball swinging in her backyard... If this doesn't look like fun, then I am not sure what does... My nephew Wyatt loves the outdoors too...   Click here to see Wy [...]

By | April 17th, 2011|Categories: Painting, Science and Nature, The Value of Play|Tags: , , , |2 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

What I learned from the Ooey Gooey lady

If you haven't heard of the Ooey Gooey lady then let me introduce you to her. Last weekend I had the opportunity to meet her and attend her workshop at our local Indiana state early childhood conference... Lisa (the Ooey Gooey Lady) is know for her fun, fresh, hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom or at home when working with young children.  I had a great time learning new ideas and I [...]

By | April 12th, 2011|Categories: Meet the Experts|Tags: , , , , , |20 Comments