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,…

5 Ways To Use Left Over Easter Eggs

Easter is over and you have all of those eggs left! If you are like me they are still all over your house and have been great entertainment for your little. Before you throw them out, donate or pack them away. Here are 5 ways to repurpose your Easter eggs. Shape matching is an early…