As we are approaching our twin boys’ second birthday, we’ve been intensely looking for the best toddler toys for boys out there.
My experience of working in a classroom setting has really opened up my eyes to all sorts of different toys and materials. Continue Reading
Mother Goose nursery rhymes are extremely popular these days. And rightfully so.
Through nursery rhymes, children learn many aspects of language such as rhythm, vocabulary. the structure of language and more.
When singing and reading with our little ones, we engage together in a fun and meaningful interaction like no other. Some nursery rhymes are accompanied by hand movements, while others contain uncommon words perfect for language development. Continue Reading
There are tons of baby food options at the stores these days. Why should you even bother to cook your own, right?
While the reasons for making homemade baby food differ from one mom to another, I think we can all agree that we all try our best when it comes to feeding our children.
Whether you feed your baby homemade baby food every day or only have time to do so on the weekends, you’ll find easy and healthy recipes here. Continue Reading
Toddlerhood can be very exciting, but also extremely challenging time for many moms, myself included.
One day things can go very smoothly while we hit a bumpy road the next.
We’ve all been there.
Getting ready to get out of the house, rushing to put on shoes and coats when all of a sudden our toddler has a meltdown because we didn’t zip up his coat all the way. Such a “trivial” thing, right? Continue Reading
As a mom of two young toddlers, I often wonder what I should teach them next.
Do you know that feeling?
Toddlers seem to learn so fast and with such an ease, that sometimes I feel as if I was not providing enough stimulation for them.
But as much as some people suggest to teach academic skills to toddlers or even babies, I simply can’t wrap my head around it.
With my love and appreciation of an innocent carefree childhood, I would like to give my boys a chance to simply be kids. Continue Reading
Are you looking for truly educational toys?
Not the ones that the toy companies’ marketing experts try to force on you, but toys that your baby can actually benefit and learn from?
Look no more!
As a mom with a background in child development and psychology, I would like to help you today to understand what baby play really looks like and what toys are truly educational and age appropriate.
Hint: They don’t require batteries!
I also created a list of toys ordered by age groups from newborns to 12-month-olds.
Children know a lot about language long before they say their first word. Therefore speech and language delays can, in many cases, be prevented with the right kind of interaction.
But first, we need to understand the basic characteristics of early speech and language development.
Read to find out exactly how your baby is acquiring language during the first year of life. And what can you do to help her out!