Tot School: Pumpkins

MONDAY: Craft- Family Pumpkin Patch Song- The Pumpkin Song Activity- Play with pumpkin playdough TUESDAY: Craft- Paper Bag Pumpkin Song- Pumpkin, Pumpkin Activity- Carve a pumpkin WEDNESDAY: Craft- Paper plate Jack O Lantern Song- Pumpkin Song Activity- Family outing to the Pumpkin Patch THURSDAY: Craft- Paint a pumpkin Song- Five Little Pumpkins Activity- Make pumpkin … Read more

Tot School: Spiders

MONDAY Activity: Visit the library for spider themed books Craft: Spiderweb art Song: The Itsy Bitsy Spider Snack: Pretzel Spiders TUESDAY Activity: Spider Tweezing Craft: Spider Craft Song: Spider Song WEDNESDAY Activity: Read The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle Craft: Eensy Weensy Tracks Song: Spider on the Floor (Raffi) Snack: Spider Pizza THURSDAY Activity: … Read more

New Ways To Handle 6 Typical Baby and Toddler Scenarios

The following is a guest post from Dr. Jenn Berman, author of SuperBaby: The way we communicate with our children is profound. Simple word choices completely change our children’s perception. As parents, we are constantly met with limit testing and resistance. The following are some effective methods for handling some typically tough situations using respectful … Read more

SuperBaby Book Review and Giveaway

I recently had the chance to review SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years, a book that came out last week. SuperBaby shows parents how to take advantage of the critical first three years of their baby’s life. As a mom of a one and two year … Read more

Tot School: All About Me

Jacob is 27 months old. This week (and probably the next month) will be light with activities as we pack and prepare to move. MONDAY Activity: Look at family photos and help Jacob point out himself in the pictures. Craft: Handprints on paper (w/ paint) Song: I Am Special TUESDAY Activity: Point out body parts- … Read more

Question Of The Day…

How do you get a toddler to share?? I would appreciate any thoughts you may have on this… Thanks in advance! :)

Top Ten Toddler Toys

For Top Ten Tuesday today I decided to write about my toddler’s favorite toys at the moment. He is 21 months old.

Tot School- The 5 Senses

This week in tot school we are talking about the FIVE SENSES. I had so many ideas for this theme that I almost finished the lesson plan in about 20 minutes with just ideas that I had used in the past as a preschool teacher. A lot of these activities can serve multiple categories but … Read more