Preparing toddlers for school

Everything related to preparing toddlers and preschoolers for kindergarten and beyond!

July 2, 2017
What is a toddler activity kit? How do I make a toddler activity kit? What else should I get a 1 year old for a birthday present or Christmas? Gift ideas for Big Brothers or Big sisters when a new baby arrives too! Could be used as a preschool activity kit too!

How to Make a Toddler Activity Kit

Do you have a Toddler Activity Kit? First, what is a Toddler Activity Kit? A Toddler Activity Kit is a collection of supplies and “stuff” to use for toddler activities. It can be a bin, box, bag, etc. And, everything in a Toddler Activity Kit would work for a preschooler too. […]
July 2, 2017
Have you thought about doing science with your toddler? It turns out there are MANY reasons why you should do science as one of your regular #toddleractivities. Click through to find out more and how you can easily do #toddlerstem at home with your toddler or preschooler. #stem #preschoolstem #stemactivities

9 Benefits of Toddler Science Activities

9 Benefits of Toddler Science Activities   The thought of “doing science” can be intimidating. After all, most of us probably didn’t like science class when we were in school (personally, I despised my science classes and struggled with many of them), so why do science now?  Benefits of science […]
June 29, 2017
Knowing what to do with toddlers isn't as easy as it might sound. Once we have toddler routines and schedules in place, we wonder how to easily do activities during the day, how to manage our expectations and have fun making memories with our children. This articles tells you all that and more. #toddlers #preschoolroutine #toddlerschedule #toddleractivities

What should I do with my kids all day!?

How do I set up a schedule or routine? What should we do each day? Yay! Schedules and routines are great for kids, including our little ones, and they help us have a sense of order and control too. So, how do we do it? Whoa! Before we dive into […]
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 5, 2017
Lower your child's risk of a speech delay

How to Lower the Risk of a Speech Delay in Children

Truth bomb: handing over your tablet or phone might not be as innocuous as you think. It could even increase your child’s risk of an expressive speech delay. Yikes!   Did you have fancy gadgets and screens growing up?   You turned out okay, right?   Guess what.   So […]
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, […]
May 11, 2017

Taking a Chance

Trying something new can be super hard. It’s imitating. It takes us out of our comfort zone. We feel like we’re not quite sure we got ourselves into. It might bring out some insecurities, perhaps ones that we didn’t know we had, but it’s usually worth it.     Often, […]
March 17, 2017

Magnifying the Moment

I’m just like any other parent of two little kids. I’m trying to keep up with the day-to-day life, trying to make sure my kids are behaving and doing what they’re supposed to be doing, while simultaneously trying to make sure they are prepared for their futures- both socially and […]
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