Category: Toddlers & Preschoolers

Watercolor for Kids: Connect-the-Dots Preschool Watercolor Painting

Looking for a fun twist on painting with watercolors? My preschool-aged son and nephew loved this watercolor for kids painting idea. This process art idea is so simple, yet you’ll be amazed how it brings out your child’s creativity! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I got this watercolor painting idea from the book Art Lab for Little Kids: 52 Playful Projects for Preschoolers. We found it at our local library, but it’s also available on Amazon here. I tweaked the process a bit to work for my kids, but the idea is so simple and...

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7 Simple Ways to Teach Your Preschooler the Alphabet

I’m thrilled to share a guest post with you full of easy ideas to teach your child the alphabet. Annabelle from Wunderlabel is stopping by to share how she teaches the ABCs. I’m loving these low-prep ABC learning activities. Learning the alphabet can be so much fun! For a preschooler, the first exposure to learning can be a bit overwhelming. It pays to incorporate fun activities into learning to help your preschooler stay on track and enjoy what they are doing. Here are a few different alphabet learning activities to try either at home or in the classroom with...

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One Simple Question to Transform Your Child’s Behavior (It’s not what you think!)

Isn’t it so easy to over-complicate this whole parenting thing? Strategies, tips, parenting hacks… the list goes on and on. Sometimes these tips come at just the right time. Sometimes the right parenting strategy can be a game-changer! (Like how I taught my toddler to finally sit still!) But other times we need a reminder that motherhood can be simple. There’s one simple question that I’ve been asking my son that has been improving his behavior like 97.5%. It’s so simple, and it’s not what you would think! “Can I play with you?” This simple question has been working...

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Three Simple Tips to Help Little Kids Manage Big Emotions

My son is a lot of things.. He’s curious, smart, a wonderful singer, super cuddly at bedtime, extraordinarily energized in the morning, and most definitely a force of nature. He loves to help me with chores and is incredibly sweet with his baby sister. And don’t even get me started on the cuteness of when he tries to wrestle his daddy! But, he can sometimes let his emotions be his boss… instead of the other way around. Yep, my sweet little guy sometimes isn’t quite so sweet. It’s a fact of life…kids sometimes have trouble taking control of their...

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How to Create a Relaxed Toddler and Newborn Schedule

Everyone tells you that having baby #2 is a whole different animal. But we don’t believe them, huh? With multiple children, our love somehow multiplies exponentially. It’s impossible to explain. Your own mama told you when you were a kid, but you just didn’t get it. Yet, mamas really do love each child equally. Yes, our love multiplies. But our time? Our time is more divided than ever. There are suddenly two tummies to fill, two pairs of hands to hold, two faces to kiss, two children to carry…. Yet only one mama, and one lap to hold them...

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Quiet Time for Kids: How I Switched My Preschooler from Naptime to Quiet Time

  Here’s the thing no one tells you when you become a mama…Parenting is all about stages, right? Some things work great for a week, a few months, or even years. And then, suddenly, everything turns upside down! Naptime and quiet time for kids is no exception. This holds so true in the area of sleep. It never fails. Just when we seem to have hit a rhythm with my son’s sleep habits and schedule; a growth spurt, a tummy ache, or a slightly off schedule throws his sleep into haywire mode. So here’s the truth: Change is just...

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10 Summer Outdoor Toys under $20 to Get Your Kids Outside

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I only recommend products I know you’ll love! Summer is here! What are your plans to keep the kids busy? In the summer heat, it’s so easy to let your kids sit around inside and lay on the couch all day. But this summer can be different, mama! Here’s what you need to do…get those kids outside! It’s easier than you think, just pack the up some water bottles, sunscreen, and bug spray, then grab a few of these awesome toys to get them outside in no time! All the toys in this...

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5 Steps to take the Overwhelm out of Homeschool Preschool

Is teaching your little ones at home feeling like an overwhelming task? Maybe you feel like you’re just not qualified for homeschool preschool, or maybe you have no idea where to start! Let me tell you, mama. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can teach your child at home and keep your sanity, too. I promise! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means I’ll earn a commission if you choose to purchase products through my link. However, I only recommend products I know and love! Today, I’m sharing five simple steps to taking the overwhelm out...

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Magnetic Tiles Ideas to Practice Patterns with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a small commission at no cost to you if you purchase through my link. However, I only recommend products I know and love! Has your little one discovered magnetic tiles yet? We bought my son his first set of magnetic tiles two years ago, and he is still obsessed with them! At our house, we have the Picasso Tiles brand, and my son absolutely loves them. They are durable and strong, and stand up to a lot of tough toddler and preschooler play. It’s been two years and the magnets...

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Easy Quesadilla for Kids’ Lunches

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.  As a mom, we have a lot on our plates. We’re constantly thinking about how to provide the best for our kids to keep them healthy and strong. Are they getting enough sleep? Enough outside play? And don’t even start on what they eat, right? Providing healthy, fresh foods is one of the best things we can do for our kids. But in this day and age, doesn’t it seem to get more and more...

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