Playing with purpose

A trip to the store becomes so much more when you take a little extra time and go at the right time! Go when your child isn’t tired or hungry Talk to your child about what you need and what you are passing. Let them touch the cold milk, the warm deli case, the furry […]

Creating Crafts with Toddlers

Often parents and caregivers do not think of crafts and toddlers as being the greatest idea. But crafting with a toddler can be a wonderful opportunity to build on their fine motor skills even if the result is just a sticky glob of paper and glue. The act of picking up a piece of paper […]

Games to Play with Toddlers

Our generation is often referred to as the ‘TV generation’ and we are in danger of raising our kids to follow in our sedentary footsteps. Physical activity isn’t just good for you, it also makes kids tired and gives them an appetite (What parent doesn’t have troubles with meals and bedtime?). So there are lots […]

Little Toddlers 12-24 Months

Teetering & Talking A whole new world has opened up for your young toddler in the past few months. A little personality has emerged and grown from the tiny person you once held so gently in your arms. In the next year they will learn to communicate with you through gestures and words. They will […]

The Perils of Potty Training

We in the western world are living in a disposable diaper culture, while cloth diapers are making a comeback the vast majority of children are in disposable diapers. The biggest problem that you will encounter because of disposable is that it isn’t a big deal to be wet. Your toddler knows he’s wet. He knows […]

Toddlers Trials, Tests and Tribulations

“kids are tests” /> Lets face it. Kids test your patience. Whether they are toddlers, school age or teenagers they seem to know how to push your buttons. Between tantrums, outlandish demands and a never ending stream of questions toddlers somehow find ways to delight and defy our hearts and imaginations. Parenting is a challenge, […]

Songs for Older Babies

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker’s man, Bake me a cake as fast as you can, Pat it and roll it and mark it with a “B”, Put it in the oven for baby and me, (REPEAT) Put it in the oven for baby and me, (REPEAT) Once I Caught a Fish Alive One, two, three, […]

Baby Massage Basics

I am sure by now that you have heard all the information about the wonderful effects of massage on your baby. Taking the time to massage your baby will give you a deep feeling of closeness and can become another way of soothing him when he is older. The power of touch has long been […]

Songs for Little Babies

Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star Twinkle, twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are. (repeat) Rock a Bye Baby Rock-a-bye baby on the tree top, When the wind blows The cradle will rock. When […]