Sensory bin and small world play is a long-time favourite form of play in our house; the key to any good sensory bin being a great theme! Seasonal and holiday themed bins are amongst my favourite.
With a long winter ahead of us, we need plenty to keep us busy and happy indoors, and if you have toddlers, you probably do too! Enjoy this fun selection of sensory bin ideas to get started on creating some winter-wonderland fun!
Last week my son turned four. According to Wyndham, being four years old means that he can do all sorts of things that he couldn’t do when he was three, and everything is way cooler now.
He can read his baby sister bedtime stories, brush his own teeth, get dressed and undressed on his own, (sort of), and wake himself up to go to the bathroom at night. Four means that he doesn’t need to be nagged at dinner to eat anymore (TOTALLY riding that one for all it’s worth), and being four means that he can be a rock star. All according to Wyndham. He’s right — he can do/be all of these things and so much more, now that he’s four.
To me, my son being four means that my baby/toddler has officially entered into childhood. I have a full-on kid now who can hold a conversation, ride a scooter with the big boys, and rock his balance bike like a pro BMX’er. Sheesh. In celebration of all this ‘four-ness’ we hosted a little sensory themed birthday party last weekend for my darling guy and some of his kindergarten classmates. Check it out!
Head-wraps and headbands. The saving grace of many a busy mama come early morning school drop-offs and/or strolls to the park. As a mother with long, finicky hair, there just isn’t enough time everyday to primp and preen in the mirror. I’m all about quick, good-looking accessories that help draw attention away from the fact that maybe I didn’t have time to wash my hair that day.
Now that the cold weather is upon us (where I live anyways), warmth is also important. So I hacked this Celtic knot head-warmer that I’ve been seeing a lot of (and adore) thinking ahead to the holiday season and planning out some of the gifts I’d like to make for family and friends. I especially love that these headbands look adorable on babies and toddlers too, making this a wonderful gift to make for new moms and their little gals!
With Thanksgiving coming, I’ve rounded together some of the cutest DIY accessories for you to whip up in the spirit of the season. We all have a lot to be grateful for, and even though I already celebrated my Thanksgiving, most of you know by now that I’m a sucker for crocheted baby hats and newborn photography props.
Many of these projects are gobble-centric, while some of them will make the transition into the holidays quite nicely. There are easy, medium and advanced skill-set DIYs here, something for everyone! I know I’m totally inspired to make some bodysuit appliques for the upcoming holiday season; it looks so easy and cute with endless options!
I remember my babies detesting tummy time. It’s not uncommon — and it’s not any wonder. Working those little neck muscles is hard! As much as we don’t want to make our babies do anything they don’t like, tummy time is really important is helping our infants’ neck and back muscles develop, giving your baby a different view of the magical world around them.
There’s no time too early to begin tummy time, you can start doing it right after birth! Make tummy time less of a chore and more about playtime with these 8 sweet toys from DB!