Kid-Friendly iPad Apps : iPad Giveaway

How do you feel about introducing your preschooler to technology? I think technology is a necessity. While I don’t want Henry to sit in front of a video game all day, I do believe that technology rules this world and will only be moreso as our children grow up in it. I’ve let Henry use […]

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Another Month Review : Thanks Sponsors!

I can’t believe its October already… Thinking about Halloween and the holidays are just around the corner. September has brought about the kickoff of a monthly hands on : as we grow newsletter. Here’s the first one, in case you missed out. Be sure to sign up to get sneak peaks of the upcoming month! […]

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Learn Language through Play

Guest Post by Kristina’s is one of the moms behind the amazing blog, Toddler Approved. Kristina is the mom to a preschooler and a baby. I’ve featured Toddler Approved many times on It’s Playtime, so a guest post swap on our blogs was a must! She’s very fun at sneaking in learning. Especially name recognition. […]

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It’s Playtime! : Autumn Leaves

Henry and I have been gathering leaves and other nature items on our walks each day. In hopes to make or do something exciting with them. Not really sure what yet. But we’re collecting them in the meantime. Autumn is in full swing here in Iowa and so is It’s Playtime! Your autumn posts are […]

A First Birthday Celebration

Happy 1st Birthday George! We celebrated with friends and family this past weekend. I try to provide entertainment for the kids, not activities or crafts that I have to lead. I set out open-ended items that I think the kids can use themselves and not get bored with. I always swap out my rug for the ABC play mat. […]

Zoo Animal Puzzles: Eric Carle Art Activity

Art Activity : Zoo Animal Puzzles

A counting book called 1, 2 ,3 to the Zoo by Eric Carle inspired this creative art and activity.  The book is a counting train of zoo animals!  Henry really enjoyed this book and loved counting each zoo animal. A great way to learn to count to ten. We decided to bring these zoo animals to life […]

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New this month! I’m starting a newsletter to highlight some of my favorite posts, along with highlighting some of my other favorite blogs! You don’t want to miss this! There may also be some sneak peaks of the upcoming month, as well as a way to tell me what you want to see more of! […]

Unwanted Behaviors : Repeat Questions

Why?Why?Why? … Why? Experience that in your house?Repeat. Ha. Okay. I won’t be the one with the repetitive questions.Its probably your kids. There’s the ‘why’ stage that we’re currently in. [Which I think I'm pretty good at answering... for now.]But, I’m sure the nagging repetitive questions will be coming soon in full force.At times, Henry does ask […]

Toddler Activity : Tissue Paper Bag

I let George loose with a paper bag full of tissue paper left over from our DIY Wrapping Paper that Henry and I made. George explored the tissue paper for probably a good half hour. It kept him fully entertained. What came to my surprise, was that I had an empty tub in the room […]

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It’s Playtime! : Happy Birthday George!

Happy Birthday George! You’re 1 year old today! A celebration to you here on It’s Playtime! A virtual birthday party from some of our playdate friends! So happy to see that someone brought the cake and cupcakes to the party! Thanks to Create with your Hands for bringing the play dough cake and the pom pom mini cupcakes were […]