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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. 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, so they can use toys with smaller… 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 »

To Bead or Not To Bead

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It’s a rainy day here, so we are stuck inside. I’ve been trying to find things to do to keep Rosebud occupied. First, Rosebud helped me make breakfast. She loves to mix badder whenever I bake, but today I made French toast. She loves to beat the eggs and then mix it with the milk and sugar. I always have… Read more »

Five Benefits of Playing in the Sand

I think I can officially say spring has finally come here in the northeast and I’m so excited that we’ve been able to spend plenty of time outside. Just last week, I bought some new sand for Rosebud and refilled the sand box. I threw in some buckets, shovels and molds. It keeps her busy for a while. When I… Read more »

Too Many Rules

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Yesterday there was a situation at work that made me wonder if we are putting too many rules on kids play. Is all this nitpicking necessary? Shouldn’t we be focusing on the big picture? We were out on the playground and I was watching three children who were playing under a dome shaped climber. One of them was pretending that… Read more »

Ducks in a Row Sensory Tub

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I put this one together several weeks ago. It’s very simple, but it was a big hit because of the water. You can put anything in water and kids will enjoy it. What’s in the tub? Small rubber duckies, Mini rubber duckies, Small cups and scoops, Water and that’s it. We scooped, poured, compared the sizes and colors of the… Read more »

Pompoms and Peeps Sensory Tub

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I know Easter has passed, but why not keep playing with eggs and peeps? Rosebud loves all the textures in this sensory tub. What’s in the tub? Plush peeps, Plastic Easter eggs, Regular and sparkly pompoms, Small cups, Mini shovel and spoons. Rosebud made up her own activity. She found a basket and loves to transfer the pompoms from the… Read more »

Baby’s Bath Time Sensory Tub

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As I’ve mentioned before, Rosebud loves to play in the water. Even when she was a newborn, she enjoyed baths. So, I know that if I can’t think of anything else and won’t mind a bit of clean up, I can entertain her with water. This time, I decided to go with a bubble bath theme. She got excited when… Read more »