Activism can mean going to marches holding signs, or it can simply be a child standing up and telling their friend what they just said is unkind. Like everything in education, we early childhood educators must take big ideas, huge goals, future skills and break them down into small easy to accept lessons. These books […]
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When the first snowflake falls, the world becomes a winter wonderland…however, as winter drags on, the cold can feel less than magical. If you live in the Midwest like I do, you’re no stranger to a bitter, beautiful winter, often asking yourself “How can it look this gorgeous but be this cold?” Don’t let the […]
When your pregnant, certain foods and smells can cause your stomach to churn. But why do we get food aversions in pregnancy and what do they mean?
Scaffolds are temporary supports. They work to stabilize a structure as it is built when it is strong enough to stand on its own. In the world of early childhood development, a scaffold can be a person; an adult or peer modeling or instructing, materials or tool that helps a child with a task, or even […]
Learning to be kind is an important life skill. The world is made up of so many different of people and a variety of opinions. We won’t always agree, but we can always try to communicate and act kindly. This month we want to challenge you to work with your toddlers and older kids and […]
Nervous about exercising while pregnant? We fill you in on everything you need to know – from the dos and don’ts to the best workouts for labour and beyond.
Placenta praevia is the medical term for a low-lying placenta. While fairly common in pregnancy, it could have an impact on your birth plan.
Now this Space Windsock Toilet Paper Roll Craft is out of this world! While toilet paper rolls aren’t the most glamorous thing in the world, if you give them a makeover like this, no one will guess they are behind it. Not a fan of toilet paper rolls? Use kitchen paper towel rolls or make paper […]
Looking for pregnancy exercises? Joan Murphy, a co-founder of Frame fitness studio, shares some exercises to get your body in shape while protecting your bump.
This tutorial will show you how to make an amazing 3D Heart Flower Card that is perfect as a Mother’s day card as well as a Valentine’s day card. Simple and sweet, this DIY card will brighten everyone’s day. *this post contains affiliate links* Be it a Mother’s day craft idea you are looking for or […]
Shower the people around you with love, by making a Heart Valentines Day Pop Up Card for them. This one is an easy Valentines day craft for kids to make, and grown ups will love making it too. It is a thoughtful little card and who doesn’t love handmade stuff? *this post contains affiliate links* […]
Hi Amy, I have questions about what to do about my in-laws. My husband and I are expecting our first child. The problem is from when his parents came to visit. Before they arrived, my husband told them about me and by all accounts, they loved me. The day I met them, I brought them […]
You are going to love this heart bear craft beary much! This cute DIY card is made entirely out of hearts – well eyes excluded which makes it a perfect Valentine’s day card. *this post contains affiliate links* Make this Valentine’s day all about making cute animal heart crafts – when it comes to Valentines day […]
If you need a fun Valentines day project to make with your kids, you just have to give this heart animals crafts a go. These heart shaped animals make the most wonderful DIY Valentines and are really easy to make. Once you make one, you’ll just have to make a dozen of valentines animals. *this […]
Most kids have been introduced to watercolor painting at a pretty young age and so they have at least a familiarity with using it. Whether you are teaching art to just your own children in your home, or to a larger group of kids, watercolor is likely a staple as far as your art supplies […]
Warm up your printer as you’ll soon want to print these Dinosaurs Clothespin Puppets. This adorable set of dinosaur paper crafts will have your kids playing for hours and with 12 different dinosaur designs we are sure your kids will easily find a few they will love. *this post contains affiliate links* Clothespin puppets are […]
In my classroom, the vast majority of the day is spent in free choice with fun hands-on activities, creative toys, and sensory explorations. We have a short circle time and a short group art time as well. While we usually also have art supplies out during free choice the group art time is normally an activity […]
Toddler Approved is 9 years old! (Make sure to scroll down for our special birthday giveaway!) Hi! I’m Kristina, the mom behind Toddler Approved. I love simple kids activities, chocolate, and making friends. I have four crazy kids ages 2,6,8,and 10. Nine years ago we had just moved to a new town in the East […]