20 Tips for Creating a Language Rich Environment for Your Toddler

A portrait of a mother and a son reading a book

Guest Post by Katie of Playing With Words 365 We know that exposure to print and letters/letter sounds is imperative for literacy development. A quick Google or Pinterest search for terms like "preschool literacy" or "toddler literacy" will provide you with millions of literacy activities. With all the emphasis on these types of activities, you may be surprised to learn that a very important … [ Keep reading… ]

Pom Pom Push

Guest Post by Malia of Playdough to Plato   I'm sometimes surprised by what my boys find entertaining - cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, duct tape... This Pom Pom Push definitely fits in that category too. It's not fancy but kids find it seriously fun to play. And, as a big bonus, it's a great way to build the fine motor skills they'll use for writing later. To prep, I grabbed a pile of … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!


Happy Saturday!  Can you believe that Easter is just around the corner?  Check out some of our favorite Easter activities over on our Easter page: And be sure to check out our Easter Pinterest board for more great ideas: Follow Jenae {I Can Teach My Child!}'s board Easter on Pinterest.       There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few:  Pre-K Pages shares … [ Keep reading… ]

Britax B-Safe Infant Carseat Review

Britax B-Safe Infant Carseat

Disclosure:  Britax sent me us this product in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are 100% mine.   Prince Charming and I are in agreement when it comes to making large purchases:  Buy something that is high-quality (and perhaps more expensive on the front end) and it will typically hold up longer and get more use than buying the cheapest version available.  This has … [ Keep reading… ]

Green Smoothie Muffins


  Green Smoothies are all the rage right now.  But try as I might, I just don't like smoothies...no matter what color they are.  :)  I recently had a whole bunch of extra spinach and three over ripe bananas that needed eaten that day or else it would all need to be tossed.  I ran across a recipe for Green Smoothie Muffins (original recipe found here) and decided to give it a shot.  They … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

March Madness Unit

There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few: Learn about the 5 things kids need before they can sound it out from The Measured Mom.     Every Star is Different shares lots of great ideas for a March Madness Unit.     Discover Explore Learn shares this idea for Jelly Bean Color Sorting.         Have an … [ Keep reading… ]