Christmas Bow Wall Stick Toddler Activity

This wall stick activity is very simple to and will keep your toddler busy for some time (in toddler world, a few minutes is a lot of time!).  It’s a festive way for your child to play with items that they usually don’t get to play with. You can incorporate …

toddler using sensory bin

Christmas Sensory Bin for Toddlers

Toddlers love sensory bins.  They are super simple to create and make great activities for toddlers to explore different textures, develop language, and improve fine motor skills.  This Christmas sensory bin incorporates auditory, visual, and tactile stimulation. There are red & green colors, soft and hard objects, and bells that …

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Toys for 1 Year Olds

As an occupational therapist mom, I’m always on the look out for toys that are geared toward learning and fine motor skills.  Although pretty much all toddler toys (and even household objects) are going to provide numerous avenues of learning because children are little sponges at this age, absorbing all …

7 Simple Leaf Activities For Toddlers

This is the season when leaves are in abundance.  I’m sure you’re looking for an easy way to get them all off your lawn, as well!  Here are some simple leaf activities for your toddler to participate in that can help to develop language skills and sensory processing. This is …

Create Your Own Family Book for Baby

All of our family and friends live over an hour away, in different states and even different countries. I designed a little book for my daughter so she could see her family anytime she wants and quickly learn names and faces of relatives. This is an idea I wanted to …

Easy Halloween Balloon Activity The Kids Will Love

Every year our neighborhood gets together for a Trunk or Treat the weekend before Halloween.  It’s easier to get all the kids together at the same time when it’s on a weekend, not on Halloween day or after school.  All of the houses on the block participate and each one …

How To Introduce New Foods To Your Picky Toddler

I started my daughter on solid foods at 6 months old, following the Baby Led Weaning approach to feeding.  This is a more natural, independent way for babies to learn to self feed by offering regular table foods, instead of pureed baby food.  Despite the fear that many parents may …

Best Newborn Toys For Development and Stimulation

Although newborns don’t have fully developed senses and motor skills yet, they are still learning quickly about the new world around them.  It’s important to offer different sensory activities for them to explore and discover and start their journey toward developing so many new skills. There are a variety of …

Simple Activities You Should Be Doing With Your 1 Year Old

If you’re like me, it’s always on your mind- Am I teaching my child enough? Am I giving her enough attention? Should I be doing more to help her learn? Could I be a better mom?? The mom guilt is REAL and it’s totally normal. We always feel like we …

Tummy Time Tips For Your Baby

There is now widespread knowledge of the importance of tummy time for babies.  Since the increase of newborns and infants sleeping on their back due to the risk of SIDs, they are not receiving as much time on their bellies in order to stimulate the muscles needed for head control …