30 Fun and Simple Fall Activities for Toddlers

30 Fun and Simple Fall Activities for Toddlers

Keeping your toddler busy while stuck at home can be a struggle, but there are ways to both occupy them while helping their little minds to grow and learn. You need some simple fall activities for toddlers in your plans this season. Now that fall is here, it's time to...

7 Benefits of Sensory Bins and How They Support Child Development

7 Benefits of Sensory Bins and How They Support Child Development

Sensory bins are tactile ways for children to play that encourage various skill development.   They are essentially a box filled with a textured filler like dry rice, pinto beans, or flour with various toys and tools in them for children to find and play with.  A...

Perfect Board Games for 2 Year Olds

Perfect Board Games for 2 Year Olds

Are you looking for board games for 2 year olds that are fun and yet still educational? Finding the right board games for your tiny family member is so important. Around 2 years old your little one finally possesses the most basic skills needed for epic game night...

Free Printable Back to School Word Strips

Free Printable Back to School Word Strips

The start of the school year is almost here and I wanted to offer my readers an awesome free printable for your young students. These back to school word strips are great for hanging in the classroom or using for copying and handwriting practice. These word strips are...

11 Activities to Practice Pincer Grasp with Your Baby

11 Activities to Practice Pincer Grasp with Your Baby

A baby will go through many different developmental stages as they grow and develop new skills. One of the milestones that you will see emerge is their use of pincer grasp, a basic fine motor skill. Fine motor skills involve the small muscles in the hands and fingers,...

16 Scissor Skill Printables for Preschoolers

16 Scissor Skill Printables for Preschoolers

Preschoolers love to use scissors and practice this new skill. Learning how to use scissors and cut takes a lot of time, and parents can offer scissor skill printables to help give their kids plenty of practice. My kids love using scissors, and I've found that if you...

Teach Scissor Skills by Cutting Play-Doh

Teach Scissor Skills by Cutting Play-Doh

Using scissors is a skill that preschoolers need to know, and one of the best ways to practice this is by cutting Play-Doh with your toddler. If your toddlers are like mine, anytime I bring out Play-Doh or make a batch of homemade playdough, they go crazy. They spend...

17 Sensory Board DIY Ideas for Busy Babies and Toddlers

17 Sensory Board DIY Ideas for Busy Babies and Toddlers

You baby has been busy exploring the world around him for some time now. Since the moment he could open his eyes and take his first breath, he was taking in everything through his senses. From seeing and hearing to feeling and tasting, they are loving the new...

Teaching Baby to Point to Develop Early Language Skills

Teaching Baby to Point to Develop Early Language Skills

You may not even realize it, but teaching your baby to point is a developmental milestone that goes right along with waving bye-bye and other gestures. Your baby starts communicating before they ever even say a single word. This means all those cute little hand...

Clothespin Letter Match Preschool Activity

Clothespin Letter Match Preschool Activity

I am always on the hunt for fun ways to add a little bit of learning to my daily activities with my kids. With winter still holding strong for at least another month or so it is important to find things, we can do inside. This clothespin letter match activity is...

Free Printable Winter Cutting Strips for Preschool

Free Printable Winter Cutting Strips for Preschool

The cool weather is now bringing time for us to settle in and do some fun indoor activities. In particular, we can get our children learning new concepts and skills using the FREE PRINTABLES that I've been offering all season long! Exposure is key when it comes to...

Winter Color and Write Free Printables

Winter Color and Write Free Printables

Since there's not much outside play going on in the middle of winter, I'm sure that parents and teachers need all the printable activities they can get their hands on! These FREE printable winter coloring sheets are perfect for young toddlers through preschoolers....

Free Printable Winter Counting Clip Cards for Preschool

Free Printable Winter Counting Clip Cards for Preschool

We're in full hibernation mode here for winter in New Jersey. It's cold and frosty and I'd prefer to stay in my jammies and drink hot cocoa than venture out into the frigid air. This makes it the perfect time to do some winter learning activities with my kids! I love...

Christmas Dot Activities Free Printable

Christmas Dot Activities Free Printable

The holiday season is finally upon us and we've already begun counting down the days until Christmas. From Elf on the Shelf to advent calendars and driving around to see lights, we already have so many built in family Christmas traditions. However, there is plenty of...

Christmas Play-Doh Fun With Cookie Cutters

Christmas Play-Doh Fun With Cookie Cutters

Christmas is in the air, and your little ones are likely bursting with excitement. The Christmas season is a magical time for all ages, but there is something even more magical about a Christmas with little ones. If your kids are anything like mine, it is likely that...

Christmas Tissue Paper Wreathe Fine Motor Activity

Christmas Tissue Paper Wreathe Fine Motor Activity

Toddlers and preschoolers alike will delight in this fun Christmas craft. There is just something about tissue paper that excites children of all ages. My kids particularly love the bright, vibrant colors and the texture of squishing it between their fingers, which...

Feed the Turkey Thanksgiving Toddler Activity

Feed the Turkey Thanksgiving Toddler Activity

Like it or not the holidays are approaching! When I think of Thanksgiving I think of the smell of delicious foods, spending time with loved ones around the table, and of course eating some turkey! For your littles, Thanksgiving is an exciting holiday, full of...

Turkey Color Matching Free Printable

Turkey Color Matching Free Printable

As the Thanksgiving approaches, you're probably looking for ways to incorporate the holiday in teaching your little ones. Sometimes using festive themes like holidays can really get new concepts and ideas to stick for toddlers, preschoolers, and even older kids! This...