Games for Babies
Posted by Casi Densmore-Koon
Grayson is all about playing with his toys. Toys, toys and more toys. He loves them all! But he surely does have his favorites — from little cars to a pretend cell phone, just to name a few. The best part is that his favorite toys are all under $20, so if you’re on a budget, you might want to make a shopping list after reading this. These toys have been tried and tested by none other than Grayson!
Click through 6 toys you’ll love that won’t break the bank!
Posted by Casi Densmore-Koon
Oh for the love of toy cars. At 20 months old, Grayson is still beyond obsessed with cars, trucks, and any kind of moving vehicle. From masking tape to a pile of books — there are so many fun activities for toy cars and toddlers! Thanks to Pinterest, we looked for fun ways to use one of his favorite toys and I wanted to share them with you!
Click through 8 of our favorite ways to play with cars!
Posted by Carmen Ordonez
I love talking to my baby in Spanish, but when it came time to singing him nursery rhymes, I realized I ONLY knew English nursery rhymes. I couldn’t sing one Spanish nursery rhyme to save my life (well, maybe only “Los Pollitos Dicen”). I tried to translate the English nursery rhymes myself, but that was a complete flop. For example, I mistakenly translated “the itsy, bitsy, spider went up the water spout” to “la araña pequeñita subio la alcantarilla,” which basically means the spider went up the sewer pipe … eww!
But luckily, I soon realized a DVD of English nursery rhymes I bought my son also had Spanish captions. Oh my excitement! And not only that, but it actually does a pretty good job of translating the songs. Here are Spanish lyrics to some of my favorite English nursery rhymes. No more trying to make up your own lyrics!
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
Before I was a mama and a writer and a wardrobe stylist I was a preschool teacher. I have a degree in Child and Family Development and spent nearly a decade working alongside children and families in various capacities before following a different path. Even though I don’t have a career working with children anymore, I still use a lot of my training and education as a parent. One technique that has stuck with me and that I continue to use with my own daughter is the idea of teaching through everyday moments (AKA “teachable moments”). Once you become more aware of these moments on a daily basis, you’ll be able to find ways to help your little one learn and grow in a way that is fun for the both of you and that doesn’t require flash cards. This is the type of learning that truly makes a lasting impression and it’s never too early to start. Here are a few ways I sneak teachable moments into the everyday with my little one. Maybe a few of them will help to inspire you!
Posted by Savannah Wallace
Soren at 4 months has been one of our favorite “ages” so far! It’s wonderful seeing him so much more aware of the world around him and curious about new things. He has been smiling, giggling, rolling over, reaching and putting everything in his mouth. There is something magical about watching a baby suddenly learn something new! Here are a few of our favorite ways to currently interact with Soren, perfect for a 4-month-old!