Learn why tummy time matters, and how to encourage tummy time when your baby hates spending time on their stomach. You might also like this post featuring 10 ways to help kids adjust to a new baby. My youngest daughter Anna HATED tummy time. This is the face she gave me when we worked on it. Half the time I would give in and pick her up. How can you not, with this … [Read more...] about Tummy Time Baby Play Tips
I firmly believe that children learn best through play, so I am thrilled to share the new Learn With Play book! Full of activities for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten aged children, this book features over 150 favorite activities from over 90 kid's activities bloggers – including yours truly. We have released the book in three different formats so that you can … [Read more...] about Learn With Play!
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
Babies love looking at their reflection in a mirror, but have you ever tried showing your baby their reflection in a window? When the light is just right – typically dawn or dusk – babies can recognize their reflections while still seeing what is outside. As it gets darker, they will still be able to see their reflection, but not what is outside (unless you turn the lights off, … [Read more...] about Baby Play Ideas: Reflections