Costume Treasure Chest at Clearance PricesWell, Halloween is fast approaching and soon it will be all over but the belly aches. Start thinking now about those Clearance sales that will have those pricey costumes discounted to practically nothing.
Finding Children Shows in VietnameseI am raising my kids bilingual while living in the US. I am always trying to find ways to help my kids be exposed to the Vietnamese language more. One way that I do this is through children's shows that have Vietnamese. In the last couple years, Netflix has been increasing the number of shows that it has dubbed in Vietnamese or has Vietnamese subtitles.
Frog Jumping ActivityThis jumping activity is a good companion piece to teaching children about frogs and their jumping skills. The steps in the activity are detailed below.
Painted Lego Math ActivitiesLearning basic math skills at an early age will help any child with their schooling later on. Using painted legos to demonstrate simple multiplication and additions is a wonderful way to keep kids engaged and learning about math.
Toddler Fun With FlowersThis is a page about toddler fun with flowers. Many little kids love to pick flowers. One fun idea is to take them to a nursery and let them pick up the flowers that have fallen on the ground. It is also a great way for them to learn about the different types of flowers.
Reusable Dry Erase PocketsUse dry erase pockets for fun coloring projects or even to keep track of chores around the house. Reusable dry erase pockets have a myriad of uses.
Free Kids DIY Workshop at Home DepotThere are over 2,200 Home Depot's around the world. Check to see if your local Home Depot participates in free workshops for kids. You will need to register your child. What's awesome is everything is free.
Window Cling Matching PuzzleThese darling little window clings make charming matching puzzles for children to play with. The children can examine the texture and feel of the clings, place them on a tray, then put them back in the place where they belong.
Toddler Water Play IdeasThis is a page about toddler water play ideas. Kids love to play in and with water.
Pom Pom Activities for ToddlersThis is a page about pom poms for toddler play. You can make your own or buy pom poms at the craft store. These soft fluffy craft supplies also make great kids' play stuff.
Felt Scraps for Toddler PlayI make a lot of felt crafts and the other day my son found my pile of scraps. He wanted them so I gave him a few, and after awhile he returned for the whole pile. He uses them with his little bulldozer and other heavy equipment vehicles. As he plays with them we can work on learning his colors.
Educational Activities for PreschoolersThis is a page about educational activities for preschoolers. Young children love to play and learn at the same time. Make use of their enthusiasm by providing fun, educational activities.
Inexpensive Toddler ToysThis is a page about inexpensive toddler toys. If you walk through any toy store you will quickly be overwhelmed by the variety and price of toddler toys. The good news is that there are many inexpensive toys for toddlers that will keep them entertained for hours.
Game Ideas for ToddlersThis is a page about game ideas for toddlers. Keeping your toddler active and engaged can be a challenge. There are many games designed for this age that are fun and/or educational.
Keeping Toddlers OccupiedThis page is about keeping toddlers occupied. These young people have a short attention span, but are capable of learning and doing many things.
Creating a Child's Dress Up BoxThis page is about creating a child's dress up box. Pretending is fun with clothes, shoes and accessories to dress up in.
Ideas for Making an Activity Birthday Card for a Two Year Old?I am looking for ideas for an activity birthday card for a 2 year old. I make my own cards and would like to make the card with some kind of activities in it that my 2 year old grandson would be able to understand. Thanks for any input.
Dishpan SandboxNow that is is getting so hot and also rainy here, I am going to buy a dishpan at the dollar store and some play sand at Walmart and give it as a present to the little ones who come over to play.
Have Bathing Children "Paint" With Soap Let your small children clean the tub! when they are taking their bath at night, they love to play with something in the tub, give them the little tiny sponge paintbrushes, and let them (paint) clean the tiles on the tub with the colored soap bubbles you buy at Walmart!
Granddaughters, Grandmothers, Crayons and Staying in the LinesWhile sitting down with our granddaughter, Shayla, with a box of crayons (not the baby ones), a coloring book about going to the apple farm, I told her "to color within the lines". I let her pick the page, the color of crayon, and off she went.
Alternative to Commercial TV ViewingWhen my kids were little, I didn't want them to watch much television. But, their friends got to watch TV, and they wanted to watch, too.
Picture Toybox BookIn trying to make my grandson's time with his friends more enjoyable when they visit, I noticed they were a bit unfamiliar with some of the standard toys he has accumulated. He was frustrated trying to explain to each one how to play with his toys. I also noticed that he had a lot of the original boxes, although damaged, that they came in. I decided to buy three extra large binder rings.
Games You Can Play With BookshelvesTake a decently backed bookshelf to the front or back porch, facing the wall when not in use by the child who can enter into all sorts of imaginary fantasies using it ranging from. . .
Saving Money on Preschool ActivitiesDaycare is an enormous expense, but preschool isn't any cheaper. We were lucky enough to have family members watch our son in his early years, but we soon learned that the transition from a family home to kindergarten would be a tough one.
Set A Routine for Your ToddlerThere is nothing more calming to a child then having a more or less constant routine. Here is what I used to have as a day's worth of learning and fun when my little ones were too young for school.
Toddler Tweezer Pick Up GameI found my toddler on the floor playing with a chip clip the other day. He was using it like a pair of tweezers, picking up small toys, and putting them into his trash truck. This is a simple activity that is great for their fine motor skills.
Cloud DoughThis fun sand-like medium is a fun sensory activity for toddlers. Cloud dough is super simple to throw together. All you need is flour and oil. I chose to go with vegetable oil because I knew my son was likely to taste the dough. In the picture below, you will see my assumption was spot on.
Dyed Pasta (Preschool Activity)Colorfully dyed pasta is a perfect non toxic toy for preschoolers. Learn how to make it with this short video.
Cloud DoughCloud dough is great for sensory play. Kids like the wet sand like texture.
Toddler Restaurant KitKeeping a toddler distracted at a restaurant is easier with this handy kit. Learn how to make it in this short video.