Mommy Musings

The ONLY thing that got my baby to do tummy time!

For my little man, tummy time was the worst. At six weeks he was diagnosed with acid reflux, and we were told to put oatmeal in his bottle to help control it. While this definitely helped with the screaming and crying, it did not stop the spit up. The spit up was particularly bad when… Read More The ONLY thing that got my baby to do tummy time!

Learning Land

Newborn Playtime

My little man slept pretty well at the beginning of his life, but around six weeks, he developed reflux, and this left him awake a lot more during the day. He was no longer a good sleeper, and definitely did not sleep the “normal” amount of hours that newborns typically get. It was at this… Read More Newborn Playtime

Learning Land

Plentiful Plants!

  With Earth Day occurring in spring, plants was an obvious topic choice, and when little man is older I can add in recycling! Language/Literacy: Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert Plants (My First Bilingual Book) by Milet Publishing The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein The Tiny Seed by… Read More Plentiful Plants!

Learning Land

Creepy, Crawly Critters!

Insects are always a great topic for Spring because all the rain makes the creepy, crawlies come out! Language/Literacy: Little Man’s Recommendations Itsy Bitsy Spider by Sarah Ward The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle Bug Hunt by Salina Yoon Hello Bugs by Smriti Prasadam Halls Mathematics/Cognitive Skills:… Read More Creepy, Crawly Critters!

Learning Land

Hippity, Hoppity, Easter’s on its way!

So when I wrote this post, Easter was a week away. Now – two months later – I am finally posting it! Haha! Oh well! I figured I might as well post it, since it was already written! Language/Literacy: Little Man’s Recommendations: Pat the Bunny books by Golden Books Clifford’s Happy Easter by Norman Bridwell… Read More Hippity, Hoppity, Easter’s on its way!

Simply Sensory

Seasonally Sensory!

  Spring Brown crinkle cut paper Small foam robin eggs (bought at a craft store)   Summer Sand Seashells Optional: Blue marbles or gems   Fall Dried pinto beans Artificial leaves   Winter Shaving cream Blue and/or silver glitter Side note: I’ve never made a sensory bag with shaving cream before, so not sure if… Read More Seasonally Sensory!

Simply Sensory

Wacky Weather Bottles!

Original idea from here. What you’ll need: Water bottles Artificial leaves Cotton balls Glitter Yellow pom poms Oil Blue food coloring Tape Dump some water out of each of the bottles and place each weather condition into one of the bottles. Sunny – yellow pom poms (they sell large pom poms, but I’m cheap, so… Read More Wacky Weather Bottles!

Crafty Corner

Rain Sticks

  What you’ll need: Toilet paper tube (paper towel tube would be even better) Rice Toothpicks Masking tape Washi tape (48 rolls for 8 dollars?! I know they are skinny but the designs are adorable!) Scissors Wire cutters Pen Start by poking holes all over the toilet paper tube with a pen (I tried poking… Read More Rain Sticks

Crafty Corner

Egg Shakers

What you’ll need: Two plastic spoons Plastic egg Rice Washi tape (any type of tape will work, but washi tape is pretty!) Open your plastic egg and fill half of it with rice. Then close it up, and tape it shut. Finally place the tops of both spoons on each side of the egg, and… Read More Egg Shakers