The Ultimate Open-Ended Toy Checklist

The Ultimate Open-Ended Toy Checklist

I recently wrote a blog post about the benefits of open-ended play, and I wanted to expand the conversation into two more posts. The first is this one which will be an open-ended toy “checklist”. Basically, some tips and pointers to look for when looking...
The Benefits of Open-Ended Play for Toddlers

The Benefits of Open-Ended Play for Toddlers

Play is so very important to a child’s development for a wide range of reasons, but when we say play is important what does that really mean? For example, we use the word “play” as a very general term, but there is actually a variety of different...
Valentine’s Day Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Valentine’s Day Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

So you are looking for some fun Valentine’s Day activities for your toddler or preschooler? You came to the right place! This post has lots of easy, fun love day ideas for your toddlers and preschoolers! It is funny because I was never really a big...
11 Winter Themed Play Ideas for Toddlers

11 Winter Themed Play Ideas for Toddlers

Today I have some winter-themed play ideas for your toddler! Okay, so I am not a huge fan of Winter. Which honestly isn’t the best since we live in Canada and have pretty brutal Winters. However, I do love a good winter-themed activity! There is just something...
The Easy 3 Step Guide to Quiet Time Success

The Easy 3 Step Guide to Quiet Time Success

Okay, so let’s talk about Quiet Time! Over the past few months, my 3.5-year-old has finally dropped her nap. The day I have been dreading has finally come! She will still nap at the odd time, which is great, but most days she just isn’t tired enough to...
How to Make Oobleck: An Easy 2 Ingredient Recipe

How to Make Oobleck: An Easy 2 Ingredient Recipe

Have you seen Oobleck activities on Instagram & Pinterest and wondered what the heck is that and how do I make it? Well you have come to the right place! Oobleck is easily a favorite in our house. It is one of my toddlers favorite because it is slimly and gooey...
18 MORE Ways to Play with Your Ikea Flisat Table

18 MORE Ways to Play with Your Ikea Flisat Table

We love our Ikea Flisat table so much. It is definitely one of the most used items in our playroom. Last year we put together a post about some of our favourite ways that we have used our Ikea Flisat table. It has easily become one of my most popular posts on the...
How to Make Gingerbread Play Dough

How to Make Gingerbread Play Dough

We love play dough in our house! We always make our own homemade play dough because it is seriously the easiest thing ever to make and it turns out so soft and amazing every single time! Trust me, I cannot cook or bake well, but I can make play dough! And honestly, I...
A List of Toys That Your Toddler Will Actually Play With

A List of Toys That Your Toddler Will Actually Play With

Okay, lets chat about toddler toys for a moment shall we? I was totally the mom who started out buying all the flashy, tech-y, music making toys for my baby. I would spend all this money on these toys that literally did everything you could imagine, the only thing...
25 Days of Christmas Play Ideas for Toddlers

25 Days of Christmas Play Ideas for Toddlers

YAY for 25 Days of Christmas play ideas for toddlers! We are very excited about Christmas this year. 2020 has definitely not been the best year (okay, it has basically sucked), so having something joyful to look forward to is a nice change. I love themed play, so...