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Five Quiet Activities for Toddlers

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Anyone who has kids knows that they are loud. They run instead of walk. They think everything is a drum. It could be pots and pans, the ball they were just playing catch with or the kitchen table. On some days, their voice has only one volume, loud! While I love listening to Rosebud’s conversations with herself and enjoy watching… Read more »

Five Fun Halloween Books for Toddlers

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In the beginning of September, I brought out all Rosebud’s fall and Halloween themed books. She has been wanting to read them every night, so I thought I’d share the ones she really enjoys. 1. Five Little Pumpkins. I’ve had this book since her first Halloween and she loves it. It’s a simple rhyme about pumpkins. They have finger plays… Read more »

Leaf Painting

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Here’s a simple painting activity for the fall. What you’ll need: Paint, Paper, Leaves, Tray or some other way to set up the paint. I just took a cookie sheet, lined it with foil and put some globs of paints in different colors on it. Then I put one leaf in each color of paint so they wouldn’t be mixed… Read more »

10 Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers

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This is the second entry in my stocking stuffer series. If you missed it, here’s my list of Stocking Stuffers for Babies. Click here for Stocking Stuffers for Preschoolers. Today, I’ll focus on toddlers. Between one and three years of age, children become interested in a wider variety of activities and generally they put things in their mouths much less,… Read more »

10 Stocking Stuffers for Babies

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I know it’s early to start thinking about Christmas, but it’ll be here before you know it. Filling a stocking can be challenging because you need items that are small, useful and thoughtful. Who wants to get a bunch of junk in their stocking? Although finding stocking stuffers can feel like a scavenger hunt, I love it when I find… Read more »

Treasures by the Sea Shore Sensory Tub

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Here’s a simple sensory tub that we’ve been using a lot this summer. I know I’m very late posting this, but there is still plenty of sunshine outside and if you are not ready for fall, then this is for you. It started off as an ocean themed sensory tub, but Rosebud decided that she was a pirate looking for… Read more »

Five Activities to Help Create Little Problem Solvers

We have had a lot of hot and humid days this summer, so when Rosebud plays in the water table, I try to keep it in the shade. On this particular day, the sun had shifted and Rosebud was complaining of being hot. She still wanted to be outside so I suggested moving the table to a shady spot. She… Read more »

Five Safety Essentials for Infants and Toddlers

Honestly, it took me a while to baby proof. I didn’t think too much of it until Rosebud was crawling around getting into things. I started by simply shutting doors to rooms I didn’t want her exploring or putting her in the exersaucer when I couldn’t keep a close eye on her. I of course had the essentials like a… Read more »

Shell Painting

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Here’s another simple painting activity. We’ve been doing some ocean themed activities lately so I thought we’d try stamping with shells. The shells didn’t stamp on the paper as expected. You have to move the shell to get the full stamp, but Rosebud had fun with this. she loves painting of any kind. What you need: Paints, Paper, Shells. Directions:… Read more »