Fine Motor Play for 3-6 Month Old Babies

Your baby’s development is getting a quick jump start right about now. You’re probably noticing them finding their hands and feet, grabbing for anything in their reach, bringing objects to their mouths and really taking a keen interest in toys, objects, and the world around them. When your baby was …

13 Ways to Stimulate and Play With Your Newborn

Oh, those sweet little newborn coos and wiggly movements that come from a fresh new baby. Those adorable sounds won’t last for long. Just within a couple months, you’re wondering where that tiny baby went. After having my second recently, I realize how fast this time does fly by and …

Best Unique Gifts For Your Toddler That Aren’t Toys

At this age, your 1 or 2 year old probably hasn’t completely grasped the concept of presents.  For my 1 year old, I could wrap an empty box up and she would have a blast playing with the wrapping paper and box without a toy even in sight! Since my …

Best Developmental 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 …

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 …

6 Good Habits You Should Be Teaching Your Toddler Early On

Toddlers can definitely be a handful, but we can’t blame them.  They still haven’t learned the rules of the world yet.  However, their little brains are so pliable at this age and we need to take advantage of that by molding them into good humans now. You can start teaching …

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 …