Lessons and Learning for Littles

January 20, 2017
America's education system is failling our littlest learners. Montessori inspired activities to help toddlers and preschoolers learn at home. Kindergarten readiness for toddlers and preschoolers to help prepare children for kindergarten. Activities for toddlers and preschooler activities to help children learn at home from Lessons and Learning for Littles.

How to Give Toddlers The Best Possible Start in Life

Could it be that we have it all wrong? Is America’s education system broken? Are American schools failing our youngest learners before they even have a chance to succeed? Just how broken is our education system? What can be done to fix it? Let’s take a look at Finland. Finnish […]
October 15, 2017
Fun fall toddler activities, Halloween activities for toddlers and preschoolers, #toddler #halloween, Making the most of fall festivals for toddlers, back to basics for toddlers, teaching toddlers at home

Go Back to Basics this Fall with 21 Fun Toddler Activities

It’s easy to get caught up in everything going on this time of year. After all, we don’t want to miss out on anything, from pumpkin patches to trunk or treats and fall festivals, and we certainly don’t want our children to miss out on all the fun. So, how […]
September 20, 2017

5 Unconventional Tips for New Moms

This post originally appeared on Wish Momma Told Me.  Wish Momma Told me is Rachel M.’s site. Rachel is a NICU mom to a little girl. Rachel has taken her experience as a NICU mom and what she learned from the doctors and turned it into an opportunity to share […]
September 10, 2017
What do you get the toddler who has everything? Check out these learning gifts recommended by a credentialed teacher and mom of two toddlers (2u2). #toddlergifts #giftbuyingguide #ChristmasGifts #BirthdayGifts #baby #toddler

Gift Guide for 2 and 3 Year Olds

So, what do you get a 2 or 3 year old who “has everything”? As a teacher, it’s important to me that the things my kids play with have an educational purpose. But, faster isn’t necessarily better, and I want them to learn and discover on their own. Plus, I […]
August 20, 2017
Teaching toddlers is easier than it might seem! Find out 6 ways to use workbooks, PLUS alternatives to it and more fun ways to learn at home.

Toddlers Should go “Back to School” for a Brighter Future

What does “back to school” mean to you? If you have school-aged children, it means one thing, but even for those of us with littles who aren’t old enough for school yet, it has meaning. We remember going back to school, it signals a change of the seasons, and a […]
August 7, 2017
Toddler science activities are easy to do and don't involve a lot of time to set up or special skills or tools. Preschool science activities for girls and Montessori inspired child-led learning activities are easy to get started doing at home TODAY. Find out more and discover your FREE offer at ConnieDeal.com!

Simple Science is the new Sexy

Simple Science is the new sexy! Say, what!? Simple science is the new sexy!? What does that have to do with toddlers?   Stick with me for a minute. 🙂   Have you seen the movement about strong being the new sexy? And moms being strong and that it’s a […]
August 3, 2017
Potty training girls can be a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. Real potty training tips and mom hacks for potty training 2 year olds.

7 Unconventional Tips for Potty Training Toddlers

All you Need is a Little Bit of Nail Polish and a Few Balls…   Unconventional advice for potty training because, sometimes, “expert” advice doesn’t work. I read countless articles about potty training before we began the process. I even read a book to refresh my memory right before we […]
July 31, 2017
Mom exercises for stay at home moms. Tips from moms for getting in exercise and workouts when you're home with toddlers all day. Exercise ideas and routines for stay at home moms.

Moms Share All! Tips for Squeezing Exercise into Your Day

  Our kids are always watching and learning from us. It’s hard enough to be a mom these days from the pressure to be Pinterest Perfect to the  “get your body back after baby,” idea that we really don’t need one more thing to worry about. I can’t imagine what […]
July 20, 2017
Learning through play is one way of preparing your toddler for kindergarten, and it's probably one of the best ways to ensure kindergarten readiness. From teaching the ABCs and counting to doing toddler science activities, getting your child ready for kindergarten doesn't need to be complicated or difficult to achieve. Find out 6 simple strategies from Lessons and Learning for Littles!

How to Start Preparing Your Toddler For Kindergarten TODAY!

It’s never too early to start preparing your toddler for kindergarten! As soon as we announce we’re pregnant, we get an onslaught of questions about what we’ll do with or for our new baby. Will we breastfeed or bottle feed? Co-sleep or use a crib? Baby-led weaning or purees? Cloth […]

Why Lessons and Learning for Littles?

Lessons and Learning for Littles is unique because it’s designed to encompass multiple ways of learning and approaching tasks, while looking at all subject areas (STEAM- science, technology, engineering, art, math; reading, writing, physical activity, music), as well as building the skills necessary to be successful in kindergarten and beyond. I incorporate skills like fine motor skills and visual integration into play-based activities so that our littlest learners have opportunities for creative, exploratory, and process-based play. And, I make it easy for you to do activities at home with your toddler or preschooler (or both!).

Next Steps...

Please take a look around my site! You’ll love seeing new ideas and ways to get more bang for your buck by incorporating a lot of “stuff” into one lesson or activity, all done while your little one plays! I’d love to hear how the activities went for you and any variations you came up with. And, as always, please let me know if you have any questions. I’d love to hear from you. Make sure you visit my Work with Me page to see what my current FREE offers are!
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