toddlers

Exploring the paint brush

An artist needs to know his tools before he is ready to create!

Read more….

Eight tips for reading with a toddler

See these tips for exploring the reading experience with your toddler.

Read more….

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!

Read more….

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…

Read more….

Guidecraft review and give-away: three amazing puzzles

Come and see how how to enter to win three beautiful Guidecraft puzzles and while you are at it, discover a little in and out-of-the-box toddler puzzle play!

Read more….

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 […]

Read more….

Summer bucket list for a toddler

My niece sent me over her summer bucket list of things she plans to do with her daughter Clara. What is a summer bucket list? It is a list of ideas that a parent puts together of activities the parent plans to do with his or her child over the summer… As you can see […]

Read more….

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 […]

Read more….

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.

Read more….

Chalk paint and print-making with preschoolers and toddlers

For those of you following along, you know that I am on a quest to introduce the concept of painting to my little nephew Wy. I could make Wy sit down with me, hold his hand, and make him paint a picture but that is a sure fire way to get him to NEVER want […]

Read more….

Natures color wheel in preschool

I saw a color wheel at one of our schools recently where the class glued colorful plastic flowers on each section of the color wheel. It got me thinking why not use real flowers? We went on a little nature walk to find flowers and put them in a bag. Wy wasn’t exactly sure why […]

Read more….

Craft stick painting with toddlers

Yesterday Wy and I tried a little kick box painting so while Wy was still in the mood, we tried a little craft stick painting too. We gathered a handful of craft sticks, some paint, paper, and a box with a lid. Wy dumped everything into the box and tapped on the paint cups to […]

Read more….

Kick box painting with toddlers

My nephew Wy loves to kick balls, push cars, and color with markers but there is one thing that he really doesn’t seem to like…. Wy doesn’t like to paint. When Wy gets a little paint on his hands, he stops in his tracks and just stares like it is a disease. But unfortunately for […]

Read more….

Turn a box into toddler fun

My plan was to decorate this box and make it really cool like this one here. But as much as I liked the idea of making a cool oven Wy  had other plans. Wy was all about the play! In and Out went Wy And Open and Shut went the “doors” Since the doors were […]

Read more….

Painting with toddlers

Q-Tip painting with a toddler for the very first time.

Read more….

Toddler lesson plan overview

A basic overview of toddler lesson plans!

Read more….
wordpress stat