Friday, May 30, 2014

The Importance of “Fun of Learning” Toddler Age Activities

I like to engage the “Fun of Learning” type of activities, because this keeps toddlers and preschoolers interest, while they are exercising their different skills or areas of development. In addition, these types of activities provide an opportunity to expand their abilities while engaging in an enjoyable activity. As they grow and develop and get ready for preschool, kindergarten, and regular school, the hope is, they will take this “Fun of Learning” experience with them. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend

Enjoy your time with your loved ones for the next few days celebrating Memorial Day and be safe. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Homemade Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers

I love finding new ideas for toddler engaging activities. Read below to get details on my new activities.

What do I mean by “fine motor?” Fine motor skills are tasks that utilize the small muscles of the body like those in the fingers. Toddlers at around a year of age are usually able to perform fine motor skills like holding a cup, grasping a spoon, picking up chunks of food and putting small objects into a larger container. Usually at this age, there is not that much involvement of the thumb.

As your child develops closer to the age of two years, his fine motor skills will increase. These skills include tasks like

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day!

Wishing all Mother’s and Grandmother’s a well-deserved Happy Mother’s Day. Cherish this magical day as you celebrate with your family and relatives.

Here is a little poem to share . . .

M is for the many special Memories,
O is cuz there's Only One of you,
T is for the Tenderness with children,
H is for the Helpful things you do,

Is “share” a dirty word for toddlers?

There seems to be a belief, or fear that toddlers are not capable of sharing. There is a fear it would create a negative complex about sharing, if we try to teach little ones how to share at such a young age. There seems to be a belief that toddlers won’t understand what it means when we use the word “share”.