Valuable Toddler Songs for Development

You know those catchy nursery rhymes that your parents played for you or you heard in preschool? While these tunes are often very engaging for children, they also play a key role in your child’s development. There’s much more to those melodies than just singing and dancing. Some excellent toddler songs for development your preschooler will love also have skill building value they can benefit from later on in life.   Music can have a great impact on a developing {Read More}

Air Travel Tips for Parents with Infants and Toddlers

I recently read about a comment that was made by a journalist traveling by flight that sparked a huge debate on the subject of child-free flights. It comes as no big surprise that children and babies can make a long flight seem even longer and unfavorable for the other passengers. In fact, in recent years there have been several movements to try and push for child-free flights. In light of this I thought I would share some air travel tips {Read More}

What Are the Signs Your Child is Gifted?

Every parent loves to brag about their child’s achievements, talents, and special skills. It’s perfectly natural for parents to brag on their children and everyone feels their child is so smart. With smart toys designed to challenge and encourage learning and development, it’s easy to see how a child’s intelligence can be influenced. Children’s minds are like sponges that absorb a lot of information, but some may be better at retaining it than others. Your child’s brightness on certain things {Read More}

Dealing with Separation Anxiety in Children

It’s very common for young children to become attached to their parents. In fact, separation anxiety in children is actually a natural part of development. It’s a stage that can be just as difficult for the parent as the child to cope with, but in time this phase will pass. Some children experience separation anxiety before they reach the age of 1 while others may experience it later. Crying, screaming, or clinginess when a parent leaves are typical indications. It {Read More}

Top 5 Fun Attractions for Preschoolers

Family vacations are a fun experience for everyone to bond while doing fun activities together. It can also pose learning opportunities for little ones that help encourage and stimulate development. If you’re unsure of a travel destination to take for your next vacation, check out some of these cool and fun attractions for preschoolers that the whole family can enjoy. The Crayola Experience Now here’s a place where your little Picasso can take their art skills to a whole new {Read More}

How to Tire Out Your Toddler

Kids are the ultimate energy drainers . . . of their parents! If you have a tot then you can relate. It’s mind boggling how these tiny beings can contain so much energy as you quickly lose yours while trying to keep up. Likewise, getting them to settle down can be just as tedious. Here are some tips on how to tire out your toddler so come bedtime, it’s not a power struggle to get them down for the count. {Read More}

The Transition with Multiple Children

Are you thinking of expanding your family? There are many things to take into consideration. Often times parents wonder how much harder it will be to make the transition with multiple children. For every parent it’s different. Age difference also plays an important factor when you are going from one baby to two or going from two kids to three. As a parent of two (and another on the way) I can speak from experience. If you are planning on {Read More}

How to Handle Biting in Toddlers

Those little pearly whites can be so cute when your little one decides to show off their precious smiles. Not so much when they decide to take a chomp out of you! Biting in toddlers is not uncommon. It’s one of those behaviors all parents hope their child doesn’t take to, but many do. If your child is a biter, fear not. You’re not the only one. There are simple ways that you can get through this phase and help {Read More}

When to Start Transitioning from Crib

It’s a little bittersweet when it comes time for your baby to move out of their crib. It’s another reminder that they’re growing up and they aren’t little babies anymore. I’ve often heard many parents ask when it’s the right time to begin transitioning from crib to bed. The truth is it’s different for each family depending on the circumstances, but at some point they will have to make the move. Here I’ll discuss when it’s a good time to {Read More}

Candy-Free Easter Ideas

If you have several close relatives nearby like me then your kids probably receive their fair share of gifts and treats for holidays. Last year we had so much extra candy (not to mention Peeps in every color!) that I ended up throwing a good majority of it out. I previously posted on some Easter baby gift ideas that are suitable for infants who are too young for candy and other small items. Well, in this post I’m going to {Read More}