Or you can skip the doll house and just buy furniture and a family. Children can play with them in cardboard boxes, on blankets, or on a small table
Our choose-your-own-adventure Advent Calendar means I get to plan a fun holiday or wintery surprise each day. They can be as EASY as I want.
Then I had the idea of using fingerpaint not as paint, but more as a drawing tool, and suddenly it became not messy at all. Nothing to wash. No mess!
Try this with me: use the phrase “Asked and Answered” to end little kid nagging. Go on. I’ll wait here. Did it work? Ok, it is a tool.
Unique children’s artwork, inspired by special clothing from their lives.
Get kids to listen the first time with this helpful free webinar by Amy McCready from Positive Parenting Solutions. We love Amy’s advice.
Teaching your child about money can start as early as when you say yes or no to the impulse items in the checkout line. Beth says, “Don’t avoid the situations where you’ll have to say no.”
When I began to see pink Valentine’s Day stuff flying across my screen about three weeks ago, I wanted to share something about making it boy-friendly. My six-year old son told me that Valentine’s Day is the most “humongous holiday of the year”, after Christmas and Halloween. He probably has a future at Martha Stewart […]
Thanks to blender brood mom Tatiana Guerreiro Ramos for letting us republish this post from her blog. Raisins in between the pads of the dogs’ paws. Stickers on their fur, in places they can’t reach. Dried bubble-blowing solution, somehow, behind their ears – like doggie perfume, perhaps? Water surrounding the water bowl, splashed over the edge […]
Here’s an unusual gift idea for a niece or nephew about whose age you aren’t super in-the-know. These Jelly Beadz (also sold as Orbeez) are hours of fun. Here are some of the things we loved about Orbeez when I recently tested it out with my daughter. Jelly Beadz: Unique gift idea and fun indoor activity […]
If feeding your child stewed prunes and other high-fiber foods isn’t enough, it might be time to get serious with toddler constipation. One of my sons was consistently constipated after he began eating solids. He wasn’t stopped up for days on end — though that happens, ouch! — but he had many instances of Hurty Poop where constant straining […]
Movies today are louder, faster-paced, and more startling than they were when we were kids. I have only noticed that because when I’m at the movies (without kids) I am aware of what sensory overload it would be for little ones. Add that to any sensitivities with which a child may be hardwired, and movies […]