Games for Babies
Posted by Selena Burgess
Spring has finally spring for us here in the Canadian north. And this mama couldn’t be happier about it. I’ve never really enjoyed winter. Does anyone really? Truly?
All the extra gear that we have to stuff our little ones into – the short days and just never enough sun…
But we won’t talk about all of that. Let’s talk about all of the wonderful things that we can do with our babies and toddlers now that the snow has melted, the buds are in bloom and the warmer weather is creeping its way in!
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
The rainy month has arrived! We’ve already had our fair share of rainy days here in the Midwest and (admittedly) I’m looking forward to more. My little ones are quite the adventurers, spending a lot of time outdoors. Rainy days can cause a glitch in our normal routine, leaving the girls feeling disappointed about the wet weather. Instead of complaining about the rain or giving in to cabin fever, I’ve opted to get creative! Rainy days are perfect for getting messy, doing things out of the ordinary, and making memories with your little ones!
Posted by Amy Heinz
It’s hard to choose from the thousands of toys out there for your little one. Oh, the lights, the buttons, the colors! But, according to Erika Cardamone — the licensed speech and language pathologist behind the insightful blog TheSpeechies.com — these ten low-maintenance, no-battery-required toys provide the maximum amount of word learning and language development. She explained to me that repetition of simple words and short phrases during play will help your baby learn that words have meaning. Babies learn their world through exploration and play, so playtime isn’t just fun, it’s crucial for cognitive development too.
Posted by Becka Robinson
It seems like our son has just blossomed in the last few months. His speech and comprehension and his excitement and his imagination have all just exploded and he’s becoming more and more like a little person every day! It has opened up a lot of fun opportunities for creative play that up until this point he just wasn’t big enough for. I found a lot of people talking about sensory bottles and decided to try my hand at making some at home. They have been SUCH A HIT with our 15 month old that I just had to share their brilliance with you today! Try it out and let me know what you think!
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
Now that the sun is out, I’ve been feeling a lot more motivated to come up with fun activities to do with my daughter and it’s inspired me to do a recurring series called “Fun For Little Ones”! I’ll be sharing fun activities and outings that are child-friendly on a regular basis and will make sure to include details (what to bring, tips to make it go more smoothly, etc…) to make it fun for everyone. Today’s activity? A picnic in the park!