Play Activities

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Stuck With Trucks: Top 5 ways to use kids’ fascination with transportation as a road to learning

I have three boys.  My home reminds more of a garage, then a house: we have some toy trucks and cars by the bed; we have some bulldozers in the basement; we have some cranes in a playroom; we have LOTS of cars in a chest bean; we have a cement mixer in a bathroom; [...]

Pretend Play – Transporting your Imagination!

Let’s strap on our thinking caps, get our creative juices flowing, imagine, and PLAY! “Pretend play” is a wonderful combination of these exhilarating activities – and an engaging favorite of all children! One of the most wonderful things about children is their amazing wonder and uninhabited creativity. You can give a child one empty cardboard [...]