Do you have kids who love to play in the snow, but they don't feel well or you just can't keep dressing them up to go out for two minutes? Try bringing in snow to play with indoors! Winter sensory play brilliance! We don't see much snow since we moved to sunny California, but back when we lived in Massachusetts it was a fixture of our lives for months on end. The kids … [Read more...] about Winter Fun for Kids: Bring in the Snow for Winter Sensory Play!
Visiting Miramar Beach and Setting Goals for May 2017. Setting goals each month makes it easier to stay accountable. April was a hard month, so it was pretty amazing to end it by dropping the kids off for a one-night sleepover with cousins while Mike and I escaped to Half Moon Bay. This was our first time child-free since Emma was born in 2006! The kids had a blast with … [Read more...] about Visiting Miramar Beach and Setting Goals for May 2017
Baby play ideas activities that are safe for babies and toddlers who want to put EVERYTHING in their mouths. Taste safe activities for babies and toddlers. A wonderful activity resource for play dates for babies! It's been raining in California! It's wonderful for getting out of the drought, but some of my mom friends with small children are going crazy! … [Read more...] about Baby Play Ideas and Taste Safe Toddler Activities
21-month-old Anna really enjoys Montessori-style toddler play activities! I often find her creating pouring and transferring activities on her own, and so when we had an empty gum container I handed them to her along with our pom poms to play with. She really enjoyed pushing the little pom poms through the small opening – until she discovered that there is a second, larger … [Read more...] about Montessori-Inspired Toddler Play
Parents ooh and aah over baby toys, but if you are looking for activities for babies, household objects are a great place to start. Babies often find everyday household items more engaging than baby toys! My oldest daughter Emma’s favorite baby toy was a clear plastic shampoo bottle. She loved to watch the air bubble go up and down! Activities for Babies: Stacking Cups Anna … [Read more...] about Activities for Babies AND Older Siblings: Stacking Cups