Category: Kids

  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

    Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

    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…

  • From Head to Toe

    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 of the body move. Reading this book…

  • 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 thinking skills that are…

  • Mr. Potato Head

    This week’s theme was completely inspired by a recent purchase from the toy store. After months of searching, I was finally able to find a Mr. Potato Head here in Germany for my 19 month old son. Because he is learning to identify body parts and their movements, owning a Mr. Potato Head would only…

  • Watermelon Activities for Toddlers

    Watermelon Activities for Toddlers

    This week has been all about watermelons for me and my toddler. I was inspired to create some toddler activities as I was slicing up a beautiful specimen on Mother’s Day. Watermelons are not only colorful and tasty, but they have several different dimensions to them. All of this, to me, equals a great learning…