Dandelions and Dinosaurs: Activities review from our week in home preschool

Dandelions and Dinosaurs: Activities review from our week in home preschool

Posted by: on May 15, 2016 | One Comment

We’ve been enjoying beautiful spring weather since getting home from our holidays, so our activities lately have included lots of seed planting and outside play. This week’s roundup includes dandelion clock painting and rescuing dinosaurs from ice blocks.

Get toddlers active with these indoor obstacle course ideas

Get toddlers active with these indoor obstacle course ideas

Posted by: on Mar 2, 2016 | No Comments

Most toddlers crave movement. Their growing bodies need it, so games where they can run, jump, crawl and explore delight them. When it’s cold and wet outside this is more of a challenge than on warm summer days. An indoor obstacle course can get little kids moving, laughing and learning too, while they burn off some of that crazy kid energy. Obstacle courses are a simple, age-adjustable, and endlessly variable. They are also a great way for siblings to play together. Here are some ideas to get you started:

How to play with toy cars to boost your toddler’s language skills!

How to play with toy cars to boost your toddler’s language skills!

Posted by: on Feb 7, 2016 | 5 Comments

If your toddler is a car-lover, you’re in luck! Playing with toy cars is super-motivating for lots of toddlers, and opens up amazing possibilities for language building from the very beginning of learning to talk. This post shares my favorite ways to get on the floor and make car play fun and verbal.

5 super-simple playtime activities for boosting your toddler’s language skills

5 super-simple playtime activities for boosting your toddler’s language skills

Posted by: on Jan 24, 2016 | No Comments

Playtime activities for toddlers are surely best when they are fun and simple. Without the pressure of complex instructions to follow toddlers can learn in a natural and enjoyable way. In this post I share five of my favorite easy playtime activities, all of which can give your little one an amazing language workout.

3 language-boosting torchlight games for toddlers

3 language-boosting torchlight games for toddlers

Posted by: on Jan 10, 2016 | No Comments

The days are short, and the mornings in our house start early: it’s dark for hours when we get up, and hardly light before night begins. So we’re getting plenty of time for one of my kids’ favorite games: exploring by torchlight. All you need for this activity is a torch and a dark place. It’s guaranteed to capture your child’s imagination, and it’s amazing for language.

Language learning play with Spiderman

Language learning play with Spiderman

Posted by: on Jan 5, 2016 | 6 Comments

What does your kid really love to play with? Whatever it is, you can use it for really fun play together, and for boosting their language development. In this post I show you how, with four fantastic ways for toddlers and preschoolers to play with Spiderman!