Toddler & Preschooler

Kids Favorite Garden Tools

I hope things are warm, sunny and cheerful in your part of the world. In ours, the yard is still covered in snow. Yet we can already feel the breath of spring in the air, hear it in the happy clickety-clack droplets rushing down the icicles on the roof, see it in the sky of [...]

Thinking outside of the box. Fine motor activities for toddlers.

Honestly, this is the easiest sensory activity to set up for a toddler. And, surprisingly, absolutely fascinating one for him!  As a mom, I find it fascinating too: small motor coordination development, sorting, bigger-smaller concepts, colors and shapes are all the benefits packed inside each little box… Supplies: boxes. Boxes of every possible shape, shape, [...]

Delicious recipe how to organize the best play kitchen for kids

Weather your little one is a boy or a girl, a well set up kids’ kitchen will attract him like a magnet. All three of my boys went through a phase of playing in a kitchen with a great vigor; every little girl’s eyes just light up as soon as she walks through our door [...]

Marble Mania. Math and small motor activities for kids from preschoolers to school age

My little adorable toddler, the Big Button, is busy sifting marbles to and from. Clickety-cluck. The door bursts open and his older brother, Smiles, rushes through the door. The daily explosion of greetings and hugs is cut short as he notices the colorful marbles, spoons, tongs and ice cube trays: he is heading straight for [...]

Head Full of Marbles. Great sorting activity for preschool kids.

I always looked at them as a choking hazard.  My kids always found them so attractive to handle, roll, transfer from one container to the next.  My mom always believed it was ok, if done under supervision.  And then I haven’t seen marbles for a really long time, until rediscovered to hem in a completely [...]

5 kids indoor activities to have fun on a snow or bad weather day

My kids LOVE winter.  They LOVE everything about it: winter sports activities, playing in a snow, hot chocolate, and… the indoor fun!  Both kids and I can’t wait for a snow day…  What do we do?   Here is our top 5 favorites from the last stormy days: Rainbow colored snow Supplies: snow, food coloring or [...]