Games for Babies
Posted by Nadia Carriere
Toy giant Fisher-Price has a reputation for manufacturing some of the best toys on the market and their quality is always outstanding. Some of my son’s favorite toys come from Fisher-Price, so of course I was thrilled to learn about their partnership with Disney! The Minnie Mouse Collection is one of the newest lines that is sure to thrill your own little Minnie.
When I was pregnant with my first daughter, a musical gym was on my list as a must-have. I ended up purchasing one that was great, but a little bulky. I love how this new Minnie Mouse Gym from Fisher-Price has all of the bells and whistles you would expect from a play gym, but in a compact form.
Available exclusively through Walmart, this collection is affordable and super colourful and as a trio, the perfect baby shower gift for a mom expecting a little girl. Which product catches your eye the most?
Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
My toddler tends to find a variety of activities engaging and entertaining. However, it’s when I exercise all of her five senses that I find she enjoys the activity the most. Sight, sound, smell, touch, and best of all, taste! It’s all very exciting and keeps her interested from beginning to end.
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
Before I was a mama, I was a preschool teacher. The school I worked at focused a lot on Emergent Curriculum and Reggio with a dash of Montessori thrown in here and there and I always knew that I would be pulling from many of the things I used in my classroom when it came to teaching my own children one day. A big part of the learning philosophy we employed was creating little spaces throughout the classroom that would foster learning and I always loved that, so this past weekend I decided to create a little space just for Fern. Her room is already very much geared toward her exploration (see her Montessori inspired room tour here), but I thought a special little space in the main part of the house would be a great addition.
Posted by Selena Burgess
In looking around our play-space, my head gives a slow nod to all of the natural, learning and free-play based toys, games and activities on the shelves. That and the motherlode of books. Which I won’t ever stop collecting.
Our beliefs and practices regarding what sort of toys we bring or let slide into our home have really resonated with me today, this day of my first parent-teacher interview for my young lad (near 4), Wyndham. All of the reading, all of the learning-based play, and all of the emotional focus and free, creative, sensory play seems to have done him more than good it would seem.
So, yes – I do wholeheartedly believe that merging Waldorf and Montessori theories is quite fine. Blasphemous thought to those who are hardcore about it all, which, meh. I don’t really care about. Our kids get the best of both, without either being the sole focus. Below are some of my newest, favourite DIY toys, resources for free printables and handmade shops to stock up on when we need to!
Posted by Keiko Zoll
Starting at about two months, babies begin simple cooing and babbling. In between gurgles and drool, it’s as if all of a sudden, baby has something to say besides “waah!” – and it’s a wonderful time for new parents. A cooing, babbling baby is telling you that she is ready to begin communicating with those around her, in her own adorable way.