2021 Summer Reads for Toddlers
You’ve played outside all day. Your little ones are hot, tired and need a break. So, grab a cool drink or maybe a popsicle, and pick some books to read while everyone relaxes. We often keep toys in every nook
Summer Activities for Kids
During all those cold winter days and nights, we constantly wish for summer. And now we are elated finally here! But for some of us, that feeling goes away after a day or two. The sound of our kids whining,
Teaching Diversity and Inclusion to Preschoolers
Now that the world is opening up again, I joyfully watch my grandchildren play at the park. Even though they haven’t interacted with other kids in a year, they are quick to welcome them in the sandbox or on the
Traveling with Kids
After a year of being cooped up, a family getaway sounds like a great idea. Then you realize just going to the market with your little one(s) is a stressful experience, and second thoughts about that vacation creep into your
Preparing for Baby #2… Maybe Even #3… Or #4!
As a preschool teacher, I am lucky to see life through the eyes of a child all the time. It is something I encourage parents and my own adult kids to do. For example, you bring home the new baby.
Adjusting to Parenthood…Again!
First, Congratulations! Now, let me guess a few of the adjectives that ran through your brain when you found out another baby would be entering your family: Excited? Nervous? Thrilled? Overwhelmed? Am I right? If I am, don’t panic. All
Easy Meals for Parents and Toddlers
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! But if you are the parent of a toddler or two, 5 o’clock has a whole new meaning! Instead of deciding what nice bottle of wine to open, you’re looking in the fridge for what to
Toddler Independent Play
Teaching our children to become little social humans is very important. But what you may not realize, is that teaching your kids to play independently is equally important to their social development. Personally, this was a skill I lacked as
What is a Fairy Tale?
Fairy tales have been enjoyed around the world for centuries. Many of these enchanted stories were made up and passed down from generation to generation, like a keepsake to be treasured forever. At first, these fables were told aloud. But