Games for Babies
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!
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
Do you have a little one who has fallen head-over-heels for Frozen like my daughter? If so, then this is the post for you. I’ve rounded up a few great Frozen-inspired crafts and activities that your little one will be sure to love. And the bonus is, they’re all super easy! So add a little bit of chilly fun to your summer – your kiddo will get a kick out of having a bit of snow and frost in June!
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
As a mother of 3 young girls, I am always in search of new ideas and creative activities that I can do with them. From art projects and sensory play to reading and using our imagination, a lot of our time is focused on creativity. I have a few staple projects and activities that we do on a regular basis, but I’m always looking for more. If you’re a parent of a toddler or preschooler, I imagine you’re in the same boat. Today, I bring you the 10 best blogs for creative toddlers!