This is for all my fellow planners out there. The people that can’t leave things until the last minute and want plenty of time to research and make an educated purchase for their family. My 2019 Gift Guide covers some of our tried and true favorites as well as some much-desired gifts as well!Continue reading “Christmas 2019 Gift Guide for Toddlers”
Our 2-year-old routine hasn’t changed too much from Bitty’s 18-month routine but there have been a couple of changes so I thought I would make an update! I am a firm believer in toddler routines. They thrive on predictability and honestly, it keeps me motivated as well. So in case you are looking to update your toddler routine now that your little is getting older then read on!Continue reading “A Realistic 2-year-old Routine”
Everyone and their grandma will have a say in the toys that you MUST HAVE to keep your toddler happy. I wanted to provide my personal list of 1-year-old must-have toys as a guide to the toys that have been played with day in and day out and she kept coming back for more. Obviously we have more than these toys but these were definitely her favorites. I feel like they would easily be winners in any toddlers toy box!Continue reading “Must-have Toys for 1 to 2-year-old Toddlers”
After being away for vacation I knew that I wanted to freshen up our play space, but to be honest I was exhausted. There is never more truth than needing a vacation after vacation than when you travel with toddlers!
I knew we needed some tried and true easy favorites out on the shelf this week and I didn’t want to spend a lot of time thinking about it either.Continue reading “Toddler Play Space: Toy Rotations at 23 months”
I haven’t flown a TON with Bitty but we have been through the airport before and I thankfully she is a pretty good flier. I attribute that to luck and of course some planning. Honestly, I am an excessive planner and before our first flight, I researched a ton on toddler airline travel. Between that research and my experience now I want to share my top 10 tips for toddler airline travel!Continue reading “How to Survive Airline Travel with a Toddler”
The month of May is all about getting outside and watching things grow. Outside isn’t ALWAYS an option. So here is a little garden of “dirt” she can play with inside without a huge mess! The Black Bean Garden Sensory bin is super simple to set up and we had most of the supplies at home already!
This is a great activity to practice pouring and transferring. Also, the beans are super simple to clean up if there is a spill!Continue reading “Black Bean Garden Sensory Bin”
I am soo ready for winter to be over and to spend more time outside and make use of all our new outside toys we got from Easter! I’m hopeful that the time is quickly approaching!
This week’s toy rotation actually had me a little stumped. I try and have a rounded selection of toys. From construction to imagination to fine motor to logic, and so on. She’s really not ready for anything literacy or number based, so we haven’t really gotten into that.Continue reading “Toddler Play Shelfie – April 29 – May 10”
We LOVE books.
We own more books than anything else I would say. Instilling a love of books and reading is so so important for little brains. I won’t get into the science behind it, I’m not nearly educated enough to do so! lol
To this day I love to read (having the time to do so is another story…) and I hope that Sidney grows up to love reading as much as her daddy and I do.Continue reading “Our Favorite Toddler Board Books”
This was the first month so far that I have had to do five full weeks of tot school planning!Continue reading “May Tot School”
This was the first time in a long time that I actually forgot about toy rotation…
We had family in town in and out of the house for most of last week so Bitty just didn’t spend as much time at home and what time she did spend here she was thoroughly entertained with her grandparents.
So this morning I had to make a decision. Do I rotate before she may be ready or do I rotate before things get stale?Continue reading “Toddler Play Shelfie – April 15th”