Pipe Cleaner Activity to Keep Kids Busy

Just pipe cleaners and a colander - such a simple fine motor activity to keep toddlers busy for a bit

I was so excited to do this fine motor activity again with Louis! See down below when Henry did this activity back when he was just barely three. Which brings up a point that I often forget myself. There is so much opportunity in going back and doing activities you already have tried. Whether its with the same kid (different age, different circumstances, it'll end up different!) ...

How To Cook Dinner Without Your Kids Driving You Crazy

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Four tips to get dinner on the table, without the craziness and no fights! Michelle, of Moms are Frugal, has four kids and manages it! Here's her tips. Making dinner can be a challenge for any mom, and for me it doesn't matter if I have four children or one. They all seem to demand my attention when I get dinner started. The other time is when I am on the phone, but that is a whole ...

Beginner Object Line Tracing for Toddlers

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To me, tracing for toddlers shouldn't be on worksheets. I understand the reasoning for it, and applaud those of you that attempt it. As for my kids, they're not going to sit and do a worksheet. Its just not gonna happen. Henry's excited to do them now (he actually asks for worksheets at bedtime to practice spelling words) at age 6. But, as a toddler, there's no reason for ...

Substitutions for 3 Supplies You Don’t Have

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I have recently surveyed my newsletter subscribers about why they don't end up doing an activity with their kids. I asked what the main reason was. By far, the majority answer: I don't have the right supplies. Yes. That's my main reason too. I don't go out and buy something just with the idea of doing one special activity with my kids. I just can't justify that. There's ...