The Best Summer Activities for Babies

Finding summer activities to do with baby was a predicament I encountered every couple years with a newborn. While summer is one of the best times to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather, pool adventures and beach fun with kids, doing so with a brand new baby, brings on it's own set of challenges. Babies under 6 months of age need to be careful under the sun's direct rays, and older babies can't always participate in all the fun summer activities toddlers pursue. Each of my three kids were in that newborn phase at about 1-6 months throughout the hot summer days, so I can … [Read more...]

Tummy Time Activities for Your Teething Baby

Teething is such an excruciating time for both baby and mommy. Obviously, your little bundle of joy is going through a lot of physical pain as a new tooth makes it's way through the gums, causing excessive drooling, fussiness and even more diaper rashes! So it's no surprise mommy is suffering watching her baby go through the process for months! When our little boys were going through the teething process, we made tummy time a playful moment to alleviate baby's pain with some fun sensory exploration. Tummy time is an essential part of baby's development that our pediatrician recommended … [Read more...]

18+ Fun Valentine’s Crafts & Activities for Toddlers

The start of the new year is the perfect time to spread love with your children as Valentine's day draws nearer. For parents of toddlers and preschoolers, spending time creating Valentine's crafts and activities is the perfect way to introduce the holidays at home. At the 2-4 year old range, little kids love working with paint, glue, scissors and paper -- all the easy to find and readily available supplies. So focusing on arts and crafts that use those materials is best and provides tons of fun without getting too messy. The result will be a fun playful experience for your toddler AND a … [Read more...]

Fun Winter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Every winter with the kids stuck indoors (or begging to play outside!), I find myself scrambling for easy activities toddlers and preschoolers can do with minimal preparation. Because with three little ones running around, easy play ideas are key to keep your sanity. This post may contain affiliate links. And when I say EASY, I mean easy enough to set-up with the materials we already have around the house -- because loading three kids in the car in the winter is a REAL struggle. So whether the boys want to stay indoors and try some sensory play and painting, or want to burn off energy … [Read more...]

14 Super Fun Beach Activities for Toddlers

Heading to the beach this summer with little ones in tow? Whether you're on vacation far away or just taking a day trip, we've got some amazing energy-burning beach activities to keep the kids busy! Everything from playing in the sand and splashing about to experiencing the infinite sensory wonders the beach offers. These beach activities for toddlers will not only ensure a fun-filled day, but will also provide enough stimulation to tire out the kids and get them ready for bed in no time! RELATED: Beach Essentials for Baby and Toddler This post may contain affiliate links. Build a … [Read more...]

Shark Sensory Bin: An Easy Shark Week Activity

Ready for shark week?? My kids certainly are. Whether they're pretending to be jaws in the bathtub or simply exploring all the wonderful sea creatures in their toy bin, playing with sharks is always something on their daily list of must-do activities. As curious little animal-loving boys, they have a particular fascination with sharks (amongst other creatures), so I knew I had to put together a fun little kids activity for shark week. Something quick and effortless, but perfect for their sensory play needs. RELATED: Ocean Beach Sensory Bin That's when a shark-infested sensory bin came to … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Teaching Your Baby & Toddler to Swim {#SwimWays}

This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received products to facilitate my review. Memorial Day weekend, otherwise known as the "unofficial" start to summer is around the corner. And we all know what this means: more time spent outdoors to have fun and splash about in the pool or at the beach! So now that my 2 and 4 year-old have comfortably mastered basic pool and water safety, it's time to kick it up a notch and help them actually learn to swim.  Personally, I like the idea of introducing kids to the water as early as possible for … [Read more...]

10 Easy Activities Baby & Toddler Can Do Together

That moment you bring home a new baby is full of joy and love, with all the feel-goods that make you ever so giddy inside. But then you remember the task ahead of you is real: dividing your time and attention between the baby, toddler and other kids. This is especially true when it comes time for entertaining the little ones ALL AT ONCE. It's not always easy to find activities that both baby and toddler can partake in. Typically babies and toddlers don’t have the same interests and aren't quite on the same skill level. That's when life calls for a little creativity. This post may … [Read more...]

4 Easy Steps for Introducing Your Child to the Pool

This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received products to facilitate my review. As a child, summer was the best time of the year with endless fun to be had. Hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, kids chasing ice cream trucks down the road, weekly trips to the beach and little ones of all ages splashing about in the kiddie pool. Fond memories indeed! It was also a time many kids learned how to swim and got to enjoy many of the perks that come with being an avid swimmer. But unfortunately, I was NOT one of those kids who … [Read more...]

Winter Art: Tape-Resist Snowflake Painting

If you've been stuck indoors for the last few weeks due to frigid temperatures or sicknesses that run prevalent this time of year, you'll love this easy winter art craft for the kids. It makes a beautiful wintery wonderland painting to add to your list of indoor activities when you just can't get outside. Related: Winter Activities for Toddlers This post may contain affiliate links. We loved creating a super easy icicle craft and snow sensory bin, and knew this snowflake art craft a friend mentioned was a must to add to our list! Tape-Resist Winter Painting for … [Read more...]