The season of gift giving is upon us! If you have a child in daycare, preschool, or beyond, you may be trying to come up with a gift their teacher will actually like. After all, they spend a lot of their time taking care of your most precious gift!
In my ongoing search for ways to make the Christmas season come alive for toddlers, I came across this idea: A paper chain countdown to Christmas! Each link of the chain contains a special holiday activity to do together as a family.
Rather than just leaving the candy loose in the basket for kids to pick up, we made it an activity! Kids had fun “fishing” for chocolate at our house and it was a great success. This year my three-year-old and I started brainstorming and experimenting with other fun ideas we want to try.
After a few weeks of chasing him around and trying to be hyper-vigilant, I decided we needed to find some new activities to do during the day. I remembered my mother using felt boards in her classroom and decided to try it out with him. It seemed like a fairly inexpensive way to create some […]
I’m a planner, list-maker, and organizer to the core. I like to do structured sensory play activities as much as – probably more than – the next person. But, after trying a few different activities with my one-year-old daughter, I realized something.