Best Educational Apps -Toddlers and Up

I received a KidloLand & an ABC Mouse subscription to share in an honest review. This post also contains affiliate links. As always, you guys know, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Screen time happens in this house. But I’m not worried because my child isn’t playing mindless games, she’s working on educational tasks….

Gross Motor Play – Outdoors

I received the mentioned items in this post from Pediped to share in an honest review. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. It’s cold most places in the winter but our kiddos still need to find time to get outside and work on their gross motor play skills so here are…

Sensory Experience with ZDough and Humble Elephant

I received the mentioned items in this post in exchange for an honest review. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Are you looking for a fun activity to do indoors with your kid(s) now that it’s getting chilly outside? ZDough is a company I have been using products from for a…

Unique, Educational & Developmentally Beneficial Toys

As a parent and educator I am constantly thinking about Isabella’s needs and what toys would be beneficial to her development. Play is so important to children and how they learn. I pulled 5 shops that have educational, adorable and unique toys that are good for your child’s development. With Christmas around the corner get…

Fall Fun & Language with Z Dough

Teaching children language doesn’t have to be boring. Actually the best way to work on language is through play. Engaging your child and getting their whole body involved will help their brain stay turned on and focused. Izzy, like most kids, loves to explore clay. Z Dough is a safe “play dough” alternative that we…

DIY Chalk Paint

Izzy loves art! She wants to colors, draw and paint all the time. If I let her do art all day, I think she would. With that being said, art can be very messy, especially paint. I’m sharing how I made some chalk paint easy as 1, 2, 3! What you need: small cups or…

How to Encourage Early Literacy Skills with Books

Reading books to your little one is fun! But do you know how to utilize your time reading so they are picking up on some early literacy skills? I’m going to share a few tips to use when reading books with your kid(s). Let your child pick a few books and bring them over to…

Education In The Summer

As an educator I find it very important for parents to continue with educational experiences at home. Whether it is due to summer break or having a child who does not attend day care/preschool. The hard thing for most parents is knowing what to do with your child and finding the tools. I shared with…

Box Subscriptions

Have you ever seen monthly goody boxes and wondered if you should get one? I have tried a bunch of brands and I’d love to share a couple with you. What’s more fun than happy mail? The two I’m reviewing will be the Tonttu Baby Box and Bumble Brain Box. First up the Tonttu Baby…

Making Play Meaningful

When you play with your babe one thing to question is, “Am I making this meaningful play?” One way to make play meaningful is to associate it with something that happens/happened recently. An example of this would be, you went to the zoo and then that week you play Zoo at the house with stuffed…

Sensory Play with ZDough

Maybe you are wondering how is this mom even qualified to tell me about sensory play? Well let me tell you the short version by giving you some information about my background before becoming a mommy. I was a special education teacher with a degree in Birth Through Five Education. Before that I was working/playing with children…

3 Ways To Encourage Language During Play

If you didn’t know, I used to be a teacher until I went part time. I taught special education and early education prior. Being a birth through 5 major I learned a lot of about early development and the importance of play. Here are some skills I picked up on for encouraging language in play. 1.Read,…