Thanksgiving Banner

Thanksgiving Banner

Last year, I was in need of a banner to hang as part of our Thanksgiving Day celebration. Because crafting materials are difficult to find here in Germany, this banner had to meet certain criteria. It had to be: made of things already on hand a craft my toddler could help me with say … [Read more...]

Farm Books for Kids

Farm Books for Toddlers

Every week, my son and I head to the library and/or thrift store to stock up on books related to the theme we are learning about. Last week, we found some really adorable, colorful, creative, enriching and engaging books (you know, all of those things us moms look for in a book for our child) to … [Read more...]

Sensory Play With Farm Animals

Toddler Activities

Today we set out on a new learning adventure. The activity...sensory play. The theme... On the Farm I am SO excited about this theme and even more excited to share all of the toddler activities ( 2 week's worth!) that go along with it! For now though, let's focus on this sensory play with farm … [Read more...]

Body and Movement Activities for Toddlers

Activities for Toddlers

This past week was so rainy and cold here in Germany. That, combined with an active toddler, meant that I needed some fun activities that would get us moving, but would be appropriate for indoors. Well, I didn't have to think too hard to come up with the theme, "Body and Movement". At 19 months … [Read more...]

Fruit Faces and Pancake People

Toddler Activities

The easiest way to incorporate learning is to do it with what [almost] every kid loves...food! For this week's theme, "Body and Movement", Nathan and I first enjoyed an afternoon snack of fruit faces. Although my 19 month old was more interested in eating the pieces than identifying them, I think … [Read more...]

Create-a-Kid

Toddler Activities

To implement this week's theme "Body and Movement", I didn't have to look very far to find teaching materials. My son and I both have body parts, and they move, so that is what we used. I did, however, think it would be beneficial (and fun) to make a mini version of my son so we would have … [Read more...]

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Body and Movement Activities for Toddlers

As part of our weekly theme, "Body and Movement", I had to incorporate this popular nursery rhyme. This song is so catchy and so appropriate for teaching little ones to identify parts of the body. I love that when sung with the motions, this song is so engaging for me and my toddler. It's a great … [Read more...]

From Head to Toe

Body and Movement Activities for Toddlers

I recently turned to one of my favorite authors to help me teach my toddler about our weekly theme, "Body and Movement". The book, From Head to Toe, is perfect for young children in particular because it features simple language, colorful images, incorporates animals and teaches how different parts … [Read more...]

Body and Movement Toddler Game

Body and Movement Toddler Game

Here is a very simple game to play with a toddler. The rules are simple--the child will mimic what is being done. By doing so, the child learns to follow simple direction and important vocabulary. "Mommy Says" is a modified version of the game "Simeon Says". Because the original game involves … [Read more...]