infant

Baby game : up, up, up and dowwwwwwn

Up and Down Baby Game

Exploring the concepts of up and down, in and out, with this fun little baby game!

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At play with a toddler and a tray

Tray play is a simple but interactive way to play with young toddlers.

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At play with baby: water tub play

There are so many types of toddler development going on with time spent in a little water play!

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At play with Baby: an outdoor texture walk

Going on a texture walk with a young child can bring new understanding of our world and each other…

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At play with baby: I can kick my feet!

We have been playing lots of baby kicking feet games!

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Making a baby footprint painting

Making a footprint flower painting with my grand baby!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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At play with baby: bouncing balls

A big ball, medium ball, and a small ball too… A red ball, yellow ball, and one the color blue… What can Clara do with three balls on the ground? She can push them, and follow them, and roll them around! The small ball is soft… The red ball is bumpy… The blue ball is […]

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At play with baby: shiny paper

What is baby Clara doing today? She’s getting ready for the holidays! Paper red, silver, and gold… This paper feels a little bit cold! Cut the paper into small pieces and stick to laminating paper… And Clara can explore some more! See what Clara’s mommy made with all that shiny paper… As with anything you […]

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At play with baby: in and out

What can baby Clara do with a spoon, and a pan, and a plastic egg? The egg goes in… The egg comes out… The egg gets rolled all about… Turn the pan over and then Clara can… Go tap, tap, tap on that funny little pan.. But uh, oh where did the egg go? There […]

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At play with baby: I am special

Look in the mirror and who do I see? I see baby Clara looking at me! I see two eyes, two ears, a nose, and a mouth Two hands and two feet! Uh, oh! Where did baby Clara go? There she is!

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At play with baby: Pumpkin Play

Baby Clara has a pumpkin… The pumpkin is orange and round. Who is taller? Who is smaller? Clara or the pumpkin on the ground? See more on infant lesson plans here!

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