Life Skills

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! #toddlerscience #scienceactivitiesfortoddlers #toddlerstem

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 […]
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 […]
July 8, 2017
Toddler schedule or routines during summer can be especially challenging. Learn tips and strategies for finding your groove and making this the summer you get stuff done AND have fun. Plus, surefire tips for helping you stick to your new routine and a FREE printable!

The Summer of Smooth Sailing: Tips for Balancing “Work” and “Fun”

The Summer of Smooth Sailing Tips for Balancing “Work” and “Fun” Summertime can mean so many things. For some of us, it simply means the weather is warmer (hotter?). For others, kids are home, so our entire routines change, making us wonder how to create a toddler schedule or routine, […]
June 25, 2017
Preparing your toddler for school is easier than you think! Learn simple things you can do at home to prepare your 2-3 year old for school!

Preparing Toddlers for School

We have something special this week- a guest post by Ashley Millar of  First Belle! Ashley is a  “TeacherMom.” By day, she’s in the classroom with kiddos, and by “night” (ok, late afternoons and evenings too!), she’s home with her almost 2 year old daughter. Ashley has made it her […]
June 14, 2017
Parents make great preschool teachers! Find out how to teach your toddler or how to teach your preschooler without a curriculum or spending tons of time looking for activities.

10 Reasons You Should Ditch the Preschool Curriculum

10 Reasons YOU Should Ditch the Preschool Curriculum You are your child’s first teacher.   And, probably your child’s best and most memorable teacher. Why? You’ve been there. You’re the one who’s there at all hours of the day, seven days a week. No teacher can compete with that. By […]
June 11, 2017
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Why Making Free Money is Easier than You Think

It’s summer, yay! And, that usually means travel. Either we get to go somewhere, or we hear about all the places our friends went. I recently had a conversation with someone who was surprised that we’re able to travel still, even though we no longer have my teaching income.   […]
June 8, 2017
Looking for a healthier alternative?

Fruitsicles- Healthy Summer Treats!

What’s a fruitsicle??    Fruit + popsicle = fruitsicle   But, a fruitsicle is ONLY fruit. No added sugar or sweeteners or fancy food coloring, so it’s healthier than a traditional popsicle, making it the perfect summer treat. And, that’s what makes it PERFECT for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kids! Add […]
May 26, 2017

How Much Time do You Have Left?

How many summers do we have left with our kids, while they’re still little? While they’re still kids? Before they go off to college or get “real” jobs?   Me? I have 15 summers left with Sweet Pea and 16 with Buddy Boy. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? But, […]
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