Tag Archives for " toddlers "

Our Favorite Christmas Books: Part One

20 favorite Christmas books for toddlers and preschool kids

We have been reading and enjoying TONS of Christmas books for toddler and preschool aged kids this holiday season!  I thought it’d be nice to share our favorite Christmas books in case you are looking to start or add to your own collection.  These are a mix of religious and secular Christmas books in totally random […]

Continue reading

Toys and Games for Fine Motor Practice

fine motor practice

There are lots of easy, simple, and free fine motor skills activities you can do at home, but sometimes you want something that’s already ready already.  Am I right???  So here are some of our favorite commercially available toys and games for fine motor practice! What do you mean by fine motor practice? Wikipedia defines […]

Continue reading

125+ Ways to Practice Making Letters

making letters

  Here are lots of different ways you and your child can practice making letters!  A lot of the ideas use everyday objects you have around the house, so could basically be considered FREE, or at least very thrifty!  These “making letters” ideas will mostly appeal to the 2-5 year old age group, especially the […]

Continue reading

Suncatcher Bats – a kid’s Halloween craft for indoors or out!

We’ve been doing lots of art this week since it seems we’ve been taking turns feeling under the weather.  One day this week, I decided we should make some Halloween suncatcher bat decorations to hang in our tree in the front yard.  It turned out to be a really simple art activity that even really […]

Continue reading

Halloween & Fall Master Book Lists for Kids

With Autumn being in full swing and Halloween right around the corner, here are some great fiction, nonfiction, and poetry kids’ books you won’t want to miss!  I’ve included books to cover both the season and the “holiday” so whether you’re looking for just the one or both, I’ve got you covered!  In the following […]

Continue reading

Perfect Painted Pumpkins for Halloween!!

We have done it!  We have perfected the art of painting pumpkins…in this case, mini pumpkins!  The process is so simple that toddlers can do it, yet it’s so mesmerizing and beautiful to watch how the art unfolds — or should I say drips and runs — that adults will not want to stand on the sidelines […]

Continue reading

7 Activities to Play & Learn Letters

Tuesday Tots is a weekly link-up sharing posts for kids 5 and under co-hosted by In Lieu of Preschool (me), Rainy Day Mum, Growing a Jeweled Rose, and Learn with Play at Home.  Be sure to follow our Tuesday Tots Pinterest board! Thanks to all who shared on Tuesday Tots last week!  I featured over 25 heart activities for kids last week, so be […]

Continue reading

Snow & Ice Activities for Kids

Snow & Ice activities

Tuesday Tots is a weekly link-up sharing posts for kids 5 and under co-hosted by In Lieu of Preschool (me), Rainy Day Mum, Growing a Jeweled Rose, and Learn with Play at Home.  Be sure to follow our Tuesday Tots Pinterest board! There were tons of great posts shared on Tuesday Tots last week!  Some of my favorites involved SNOW & ICE activities for […]

Continue reading

Simple Sticker Christmas Trees

This is one of the easiest crafts my kids have done this Christmas!  These Christmas trees with sticker ornaments couldn’t be simpler and the kids had a lot of fun crafting them.  Coloring, painting, and using stickers are great for fine motor development which will help with future writing!!   Here are the very easy directions: 1. […]

Continue reading