Play the 2-in-1-out game: An Easy Way to Declutter

an easy way to declutter

Back in January of 2014 I wrote a post called Kids, Minimalism and Creativity. I was in my second trimester then, and resisting the urge to collect too many baby items. I kept in mind that our home is small, and that having less toys actually supports children in their creativity. A couple of years later, we’ve done […]

3 Green and Speckled Frogs

3 green and speckled frogs

3 Green and Speckled Frogs is a fun, traditional counting song. It was always in the rotation at day care – now I share it with B. Watch the video below to learn the song so you can share it with your kids! Then, check out the 3 Green and Speckled Frogs Activities at the […]

Why I Don’t Pick up My Toddler When He Falls

parenting-toddler

I’ve watched a lot of kids learn to walk, to run and to climb. It’s always been a bit nerve wracking. I’ve held my breath as toddlers teetered and kids momentarily lost their balance at the top of the play structure. I’ve treated plenty of scrapes and bruises. Still, nothing could have prepared me for watching […]

14 Quick & Healthy Snacks for Toddlers

A boy tries one of the many healthy snacks for toddlers.

Toddlers are picky eaters by nature, and it can be oh so easy to rely on the rice cakes, puffs and other convenience foods that they seem drawn to.  These are not necessarily bad  foods to be eating, but they sure don’t offer much variety! About a month ago, as I served Baby B the […]

10 Tips for Reducing Waste at Art Time

Reduce waste by using eco-friendly art activities

It’s no secret – kids can use a ton of materials when their creative juices get flowing. Reams of paper, puddles of glue, entire shakers of glitter… It can be mind boggling how fast they go! While we don’t want to discourage children by setting too many limits, we must address the costs, both financially and ecologically, […]

11 Spring Activities for Preschool

Spring activities for preschool

Spring is in full swing! The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and we are clearing out the yard to make space for outdoor fun. As usual, I’m on the lookout for new fun seasonal activities. I’ve compiled my findings for you below. Some of these are old favorites from my daycare days, some are […]