Play Activities

#1 preschool toy for learning numbers

Opening the last batch of birthday presents really surprised: there was a toy that we didn’t have yet (that’s hard), that my preschooler fell in love instantly (that’s even harder, since it wasn’t a truck!), and that was both fun, educational and totally inspirational on how to expand on this whole topic! That was a sweeeeeet [...]

Play a tent! Great imaginative game for toddlers or preschoolers

Once upon a time, there was a little toddler who wanted to play a tent with his mother. So his mother covered a few chairs with the blanket, got a couple of toys… and? What is she to do next?! Some parents are so amazing at playing with their kids, that they just take off. [...]

5 Awesome Sandbox Play Activities

My friend once had a dog, who knew a very peculiar command: “Get the miner!” Every time the word “miner” would appear anywhere in the conversation, the dog would start digging on the spot, searching for a mysterious miner, lurking somewhere deep under the surface off the earth, mining its own business… and, probably, some [...]

A preschooler + a driveway + a box of chalk = really fun learning opportunity

Sitting on a sidewalk next to mommy. Waiting for the last school bus for this summer to bring an older brother home. Last day. My own preschooler is a third kid in a family, so, while he gets the most kisses and “baby-of-the-family” privileges, he gets the least in terms of development and learning. He [...]

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 [...]