educating toddlers and preschoolers


5 Simple Things to do NOW to Prepare your Toddler for Kindergarten

5 Simple Things to do NOW to Prepare your Toddler for Kindergarten… no preparing or special books or stuff required! 🙂 Plus, why homeschooling your little one is easier than you might think!   There’s no denying it. Being a mom is hard work! Being a mom in the 21st […]

Can you teach your toddler? Can you prepare your little one for kindergarten? It's easier than you might think! Find out if you're qualified to skip sending your toddler to preschool! #homeschool #preschool #motherhood #toddlers #parentingtoddlers

Board games are great #family activities and they help #toddlers and #preschoolers learn valuable skills. Click through to learn 7 reasons why you should play #boardgames with your toddler or preschooler and find out which games are the best to start with.

7 Reasons to Play Board Games with your Toddler

Why “board” games? Now, not all toddler and preschooler games are technically “board” games, but I’m going to lump them all into that category if they come in a box and are something you can play together.   What are some reasons we should play board games with toddlers and […]


Why the Why Matters: Getting Kids to Comply

Have you ever wanted your child to do something and they’ve flat out refused? Do you feel like you have battles with your children over what they need to (or should) do?   We all have, right?   It’s part of being a parent. It just goes with the territory. […]

Learn two strategies to start using TODAY to help your kids listen better. Spend less time repeating and have a calmer, more relaxed home when you implement these two strategies from Lessons and Learning for Littles. #toddlerroutine #toddlers #motherhood

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The Thankfulness Project

30 Days of Thankfulness It’s easy to get consumed by “stuff”- getting stuff, doing stuff, cleaning stuff… Everywhere we look, there’s something to see or do. So, I’m making it my goal to focus less on “stuff” and more on things that matter. Things like people and experiences. Making memories. […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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!

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 […]


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 […]

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!

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 […]


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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Frozen Fun (Part 1)

Rising temperatures are the perfect excuse to get outside and have some fun!   But, let’s put a little sensory twist on it and use something common, that requires almost no preparations or preplanning for the adults, but is something that kids enjoy. Ready for it? Ice. Yup. It’s that […]