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 […]
Pregnancy , Birth, prenatal, postpartum
Autism rates in the world continue to rise, and we know early intervention makes a tremendous impact on children who are diagnosed. Now, a new study suggests that it may be possible to detect as early as birth. With autism rates rising at alarming levels, researchers continue to look for information and screening methods to […]
Catalina Gutierrez of Redviolet Studio shares her favorite 5 toddler art activities for encouraging creative exploration, including cloud dough, painting, playdough, water play and more. Okay, so let’s talk toddlers. I don’t know what it is (ok maybe I do; it’s everything!), but toddlers win my heart right from the start. I have been teaching a […]
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 […]
Inside: These preschool arctic animals activities are great for teaching your toddlers about which animals live in the arctic in a fun way. Free printables are included in this collection, too! Most preschoolers know about the polar bears live in the arctic, but do they know about walruses, whales, snowy owls, seals, and so many more animals… […]
Pelvic floor exercises are a way to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles that are essential for women throughout our lifetime. Considering that at least 50 percent of women experience pelvic floor difficulties at some point in their lifetime and 1 in 10 ends up undergoing surgery for this issue, it seems like more women would […]
Make some cinnamon red hot jello shots using fireball whiskey! They are so tasty and could be a cute Valentine’s Day addition! Cinnamon Red Hot Jello Shots 12 2 oz plastic soufflé cups with lids 1 3 oz box cherry flavored JELL-O 1 cup boiling water 1/2 cup Redhots cinnamon flavored candies 1/2 cup cold […]
It’s that time of year again… runny noses, sore throats and the dreaded flu bug! Fear not, mamas!! As a mom to a one-year-old baby boy, I have discovered a few healthy immune boosting methods that will help get you through the cold season. WASH YOUR HANDS Everyone in your family should wash their hands […]
Ariel Skelley / Getty Images After 40 long weeks of pregnancy, my little guy made his entrance into the big wide world one day past his due date. Leading up to my due date, I felt a little apprehensive about knowing when exactly it would be time to head to the hospital. But as it turns […]
My daughter is completely fascinated by Queen Victoria at the moment.
Get ready for Australia Day with this brand new selection of Australia Day activities for kids – including new puzzles, new printables and new worksheets!
With Australia Day coming up soon, we’ve been updating and adding to our Australia section, and you will now find this fun new collection of worksheets, printables and activities rea
Start your kids’ morning off with healthy protein and hearty whole grain toast with a fast, fun Egg in a Basket. Just like everybody needs good take-along breakfast ideas, everybody needs a handful of healthy, high-protein breakfast ideas in their wheelhouse. An Egg in the Basket is a cute, quick, and balanced recipe that gets […]
This Creamy, No Bake, Keto, Low Carb, Nut Free Samoa Pie is full of Caramel and Coconut flavors reminiscent of the classic Samoa girl scout cookie! It’s gluten free and grain free as well! No Bake Samoa Pie No Bake recipes that are indulgent and perfect for a party or company make keto entertaining easy […]
Making your own baby food is a healthy and cost-effective option, but all your efforts can be wasted if you don’t know how to properly and safely store your homemade purees. Having the right refrigeration and freezing information, as well as the right storage tools, is key. Refrigerating and Freezing Your Homemade Baby Food Homemade […]
It’s all about hearts and roses with this paper roses heart craft. This one isn’t the easiest craft out there, it does require some patience and good fine motor skills (so it’s for older kids and grown ups) but the end result is really, really amazing. This heart is a great Valentines day craft or […]
Make these gorgeous meringue heart cookies for a Valentine’s Day treat or to give as little gifts! Heart Meringue Cookies 4 egg whites (room temperature) 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ tsp lemon juice Red gel food coloring Red sprinkles Tools needed: 1 M Wilton piping tip Parchment paper Line a baking sheet with parchment paper […]
Swaddling your newborn can help keep your baby calm and content after he or she is born. But, how do you swaddle a baby and is there a step-by-step process to follow? Yes! This article will tell you how to swaddle a baby and give you 5 tips for better baby sleep. What is Swaddling? […]
With a new Chinese New Year on 5th February, it was time to update our puzzle collection!
Print out a Year of the Pig learning jigsaw (or three), decorate the walls with our lovely Year of the Pig poster, print and fold our lucky money envelope or send a Year of the Pig card!