Toddler & Preschooler

Cool play for a hot day! Ice cube fun activities for toddlers.

Shlep-shlep-shlep. Ahhh, I just love the sweet sound of the fast approaching bare baby feet. This wonderful sound means I’ll get to kiss the yummy little cheek in a few seconds, when my my dear Big Button joins me in the laundry room. But shlepping stops suddenly. Screeeeech. Ok, that sound I like a lot [...]

Perfect Night Time Routine for a Busy Toddler

There are many mistakes to make while putting a baby or tot to sleep. Important question is – how to fix it? First and foremost: I DO NOT believe in crying it out methods.  Not a little bit.  Not “I’ll sit by the door”.  Not “just for five minutes.”  It is unnatural to the baby, [...]

Great Party Games and Activities for Toddlers

We have discussed the Perfect Birthday Party for a Perfect Toddler in detail.  That blog post had some games that we were playing at my youngest boy’s birthday party.  That post goes into details how we set up this party, how to search for hidden treasures in a rice box, how to make a fun [...]

Yummy Bird Nest – Edible Craft, Learning Project, and Class Story Time

The Deliciousaurus that we made last time in my 5 year old’s class made a blast.  Now, another school story time with mommy was coming up and we needed something to meet those big expectations. At home, my eight year old was also looking forward to help us with this edible project, so there are [...]

Make your own kids ball pit

Ball pits are fascinating to kids. I don’t know weather it is the odd sinking-and-swimming sensation, if it is the brightness of colors, if it is the chance to throw the balls, if it is all of the above… neither I care what is the real reason.  I care about the fact: whether it is [...]

A Perfect Birthday Party for a Perfect Toddler

How to throw a perfect Birthday party for a 1-year old or 2-year old? There is no secret, but in order to make it a success, you have to follow these simple rules:  Keep it short (an hour to 45 minutes is plenty of time). Keep it small (1-3 friends at most: more overwhelming;  keep [...]