Afters years of working with infants, I’ve come across and created lots of tips to help ease some of the anxiety new parents often feel. Bathing a tiny newborn is certainly one of these times. They might as well have signs that read “slippery when wet!” With time and experience this jobs gets easier, but Read More
My Favorite Things
From making play dough, to using photographs, to tools for helping children learn to stay in their rooms in the morning…these are a few of my favorite things! After working with 1000’s of children, there are some things that just work time and time again. You can find some of my trusted go-to’s here. Need a rainy day activity idea? You’ve come to the right place!
My Favorite Things: Discount School Supply
Parents, grandparents, educators, caregivers……get out your pad and pen, or bookmark this site, now! Discount School Supply is a find! This fantastic website has everything from games to art supplies, infant toys to bikes to products for children with special needs (many of which I use with typically developing children as well). The prices are right and Read More
My Favorite Things: Kissing Dots!
When a child says “help me please,” how can you resist? It feels so good to be able to give your child what he or she needs! But parents and caregivers should be aware that self-help skills are incredibly important for young children. Sometimes, adults don’t realize how capable children are. Toddlers can help put Read More
My Favorite Things: Sleep Enhancing Clock
I hear it all the time: “We just moved him/her to a bed, but he/she won’t stay in it!” I have lots of techniques for this dilemma (keep an eye on the blog for others), but I was recently introduced to a product I think is wonderful. It’s called the Sleep Enhancing Clock (made by It’s Read More
My Favorite Things: Activities for Young Toddlers
Here are some of my favorite activities to play with young toddlers (approximately 15-24 months). Not only are they developmentally stimulating, they’re also fun! 1.Laundry Baskets– They always say it’s the most unexpected items that are the most fun for this age! Put your child in the laundry basket and push or pull them around Read More