I’m sure you’ve heard independent play is important for kids. It’s also important for parents because we just need 20 minutes to ourselves sometimes. But when do you start and how do you encourage your baby or toddler to play independently?
I want my daughter to have a good education in the sciences. But for now, she’s only a toddler. So I found some awesome educational STEM toys for her to play with to get general scientific concepts before she actually starts academically learning about science and technology.
Toys are a hands-on way for toddlers to learn. And they learn best while doing rather than watching. So here are our top 10 favorite educational STEM toys for toddlers.
Preschool is a big step in your toddler’s life. New surroundings can be a challenge whether she’s home with you or a family member all day or in a daycare environment. But with a few small steps and some advance planning, the jump into school life can be a positive experience for everyone. Let’s get your toddler ready for preschool!
Have you gotten to the pretending stage of toddlerhood yet? I had forgotten how much fun pretend games can be until Toot started to show interest in pretending. I think as an adult you forget HOW to pretend because you spend so much of your day doing real things. We don’t have time for pretending except for maybe reading a book. So what kind of pretending games can you play with your toddler? Here are 17 ideas to get you started!
Easter baskets are supposed to be filled with candy, right? Well, yeah sure, you can give your toddler candy if you want. But you can also stock your Easter basket with books! Here are some great picks for Easter books as well as books about bunnies that can be read all year long.
The process of introducing your baby to your cat is a lot longer than you think. It’s not just a howdy-do here’s your new roommate type of situation. Since your baby is going to grow so fast, your cat is going to have to get used to each stage of the baby’s life just like […]
There are so many subscription boxes and services out there. But did you know you can subscribe to get books for your toddler? What toddler doesn’t like books? Toot loves books and asks me to read to her all the time (even if she doesn’t fully pay attention.) So obviously, we need some new material on a regular basis. Here are our favorite toddler book subscriptions!
Teething can be a challenging time for babies (and parents!). Soreness and swelling may make some babies fussier and more reluctant about eating. Here are some basic facts about baby teething and home remedies to make this stage more comfortable for everyone.
Limit screen time in the car! Here is what a toddler recommends: 8 fun and educational things for kids, toddlers, and babies to listen to in the car.