Science, Technology, & Engineering

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 […]
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 6, 2017
Busy bags are easy activities for toddlers and they're fun activities for preschool too. Busy bags can be simple and easy to set up, if you have the right materials. They're great for fine motor skills practice for 2 and 3 year olds and incorporate lots of creative play and STEM for toddlers and preschool STEM, plus alphabet activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn how to make over 60 activities from $12 worth of stuff from a dollar store. Easy DIY activities and easy set up. Great for road trips, airplane rides, and anywhere else you need to occupy your 1 year old or your 2-3 year old.

How to EASILY Make Over 60 Busy Bag Activities for $12

Busy Bags for Toddlers and Preschoolers are Simple AND Fun!   What can we do with $12 in items from a dollar store? Lots! 😉 But, we’ll focus on busy bags for toddlers and preschoolers today*. 🙂  What are “busy bags?” They’re portable activities that keep little ones “busy” or […]
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 13, 2017
It's easy to paint rocks with kids and makes for a great diy kid project. You can paint rocks for the garden, to look like animals, for games, or even gifts! Painted rocks makes for a great toddler craft and it's easier to paint with toddlers and preschoolers than you might think.

Doing Painted Rocks the Right Way

Painted Rocks   Painted, whaaat? Yup. Painted rocks. My littles LOVE to paint rocks. So, why not give it a try? First, why paint? It allows children to express themselves and be creative. It’s fun. It provides a safe and fun way for children to experiment and think through various […]
May 31, 2017
Ice play for toddlers is a great sensory activity. Ice play is an easy preschool sensory activity as well. Taste safe sensory activity for babies too!

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A little more Frozen Fun…   Ice is something we often overlook as something for our babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to play with and have fun with. But, it’s actually quite fun for them to play with. It’s a great sensory experience (temperature and how things feel) and it’s taste-safe. […]
March 14, 2017

Spring has Sprung Scavenger Hunt

Spring is a great time to get outside and do a little nature walk! We grabbed some magnifying glasses, treasure buckets (any container will do), a list of things to look for, and some friends and set out on a walk to see what we could find. While it was […]
March 6, 2017

Starting Seeds

Spring is almost here! Yay! And, that means we need to get our seeds going or we won’t have a garden. Ok, that’s a bit extreme because we can go buy starter plants, or whatever they’re called. But, I want Sweet Pea to see how plants form and watch them […]
March 6, 2017
STEM activities for toddlers can be super simple to set up AND clean up! Keep your 2-3 year old entertained with open-ended activities using boxes. Great rainy day activity for toddlers and an Earth Day activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Makes for easy clean-up and set-up for busy moms! Find out more at Lessons and Learning for Littles!

10 Easy Ways to Play and Learn with Boxes

10 Easy ways to Play and Learn with Boxes I’m always looking for ways to get the most out of something (aren’t we all?!), and I remembered that kids love boxes, and we always have some lying around. So, I started saving our boxes and other recyclables so that Sweet […]
February 24, 2017

12 Benefits of Marble Runs

      Marble runs are great for open-ended building. They’re an example of a STEM toy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). And, they’re a lot of fun, both for the kids and the adults. But, what are the benefits to marble runs, besides fun the whole family can enjoy?   […]
February 12, 2017

What is a playful learning activity?

A playful learning activity occurs when children learn through play. It’s something children enjoy doing and are able to explore and be creative on their own. There are often very few directions or guidelines because it’s an open-ended activity. The activity in this picture is a playful learning activity because: […]
February 9, 2017

Will it grow? A Simple Science Experiment Using Lettuce

Did you know you can regrow lettuce? Well, you can. Simply put the ends of it in water. Since we had already done that, I decided to take it up a notch and get the full use out of my lettuce by using it for a simple science experiment. I […]
January 22, 2017
Simple toddler science activity and an invitation to play for a whole-child based approach to learning for toddlers and preschoolers. STEM activity for toddlers. Preschool STEM doesn't need to be complicated to be fun! Try this simple color blending science activity for 2-3 year olds from Lessons and Learning for Littles.

Why is it purple? 2 ways to experiment with color blending (without paint!)

Color is all around us, but what makes each color unique? Sweet Pea is into ‘speriments (experiments) and colors (specifically matching), so I wanted to expand on that by having her see what happens when colors mix together. Buddy Boy enjoyed watching the fizzing (colored vinegar dropped into baking soda). […]

Connie Deal

Connie Deal

Executive Director at Lessons and Learning for Littles
Connie is the mom of two toddlers and 3 dogs. When they're not doing activities, Connie and her kids are gardening, taking pictures, going for walks, or enjoying time outside. Connie left the classroom when she became a mom, but she's a teacher at heart and loves helping others.
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