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Category: Toddler

Stamping with the Very Hungry Caterpillar

We are so excited to join in the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. This was one of my absolute favorite books as a child and was the first book I bought the day I found out I was pregnant with my first

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Favorite Halloween Reads

Some people shop for shoes.  Some people love purses.  I couldn’t care less about either of those, but when it comes to holiday books, I’m a junkie!  Christmas books are my drug of choice, but I’ll take a hit off a St. Patrick’s Day book or back-to-school book (or Groundhog’s

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Toddler Travel Toys & Tips

We've done a lot of traveling with Adelaide this summer. Long drives as well as long flights (with layovers.) I've found out a bit about what makes our traveling go easier. The first, and most important thing, is activities! I won't lie, we definitely use our beloved ipad a lot

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mini busy bag exchange

Last fall, I hosted a pretty massive busy bag exchange with 20 of my girlfriends. We did a toddler aged and preschool aged exchange (and most of us participated in both.) Those posts have a ton of ideas and remain our most popular posts on the blog. The busy bags

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Patriotic Sensory Bin

Better late than never right? I decided late that I wanted to do some patriotic themed activity with Adelaide this month, even though she's too little to understand the holiday. I placed an order for some items from Oriental Trading and the items showed up…. on July 5th. Oops! Oh

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Our Rain Gutter Shelves

I've shown our book shelves here before but I realized I never really explained them so let me tell you a bit about our rain gutter book shelves. As I mentioned in the previous post, Adelaide doesn't usually have a long attention span for books, unless they are board books

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valentine sensory bin

I put together a Valentine themed sensory bin for Adelaide last week. Here are some of the items I included (initially): dried beans (big and little lima beans and red beans), cookie cutters, bouncy balls, wooden lacing beads, textured balls, heart bracelets, glitter chipboard hearts. I ended up taking out

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DIY Muffin Tin Meal Kit

Heidi gave me the most fun and thoughtful gift for Christmas. A muffin tin meal kit! Don’t know about muffin tin meals? Read about them here. Take a look at what Heidi included in the kit. The majority of the supplies are in this box which has 3 interlocking levels.

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Toddler Time: Busy Bag Series Part 2

I’m sharing some experiences and ideas from the recent busy bag exchange I posted. Read part 1 and part 3.   Today I’m sharing the 19 activities that were part of our toddler exchange. I’m also sharing what my 18 month old daughter, Adelaide, thinks of the activities we’ve tried

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Toddler Time: Hosting a Busy Bag Exchange

  This is part 1 in our 3 part busy bag series. Read Part 2 and Part 3. Recently I hosted a busy bag exchange with 20+ of my friends (and their friends). It’s an idea that I’ve seen around the web lately, especially getting inspiration from here and here.

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Toddler Tuesday: I Am Thankful for My Family

If you ask a toddler who their favorite person is, their answer is bound to be a member of their family: dad, grandma, big brother. Thanksgiving is a great time to teach toddlers about being thankful for their family members. Everybody in the family is special! Model your thinking to

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