Toddler & Preschooler

Holding kids back for school. To hold or not to hold?

“I am not sure what to do about my son, “- my friend leans over the table, over adorable baby shower decorations, over the plates with croissants and danishes. “Should I sign him up for school now or hold him back for another year?” Not your usual baby shower type of question. Yet very, very, [...]

10 playthings that ease math learning

Learning math concepts can be frustrating for both children and parents. Find the toys that help understanding mathematics. Approved by teachers and parents, these learning playthings will teach kids in the best way – by playing. 1. Geometric Shapes 3D Building Set 5 years + Build 2D and 3D shapes with this geometry learning construction toy! Develops [...]

SCENTsational activities to develop sense of smell

Numerous researches show time after time that engaging all kids’ senses helps their brain development. And their curiosity! There are so many toys that offer bright colors, wild sounds, interesting textures… and we have the whole kitchen pantry to taste. It is the smell that usually goes forgotten and ignored. It is no less important. [...]

Busy toddler cereal construction site is busy mom’s solution!

I need to cook dinner. The clock is ticking, the tummies are not getting any fuller. Take out is not an option. My toddler, my dearest Sunshine, still recovering from his fever, is desperately clutching my hands and doesn’t let me even glance towards the kitchen… what am I gonna do, what am I gonna [...]

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, [...]