Crafty Corner, Simply Sensory

Sensory Zoo Animals

What you will need: Paper plates Red, yellow, and orange paint Googly Eyes (500 pieces?! So many eyes!) Feathers (Another 500 piece set! I’m going to need to think of some more projects!) Yellow and black felt (These mini pieces are perfect for cutting things out!) Pom poms (2000?! Oh the possibilities!) Black pipe cleaners… Read More Sensory Zoo Animals

Mommy Musings

What to expect when having a c-section

Little man would not budge from his breeched position, so I had a planned c-section. Having a planned date was nice, but I do often wonder what it would have been like to have him naturally (by which I mean a vaginal delivery, not without drugs, haha). It also gave me a lot more time… Read More What to expect when having a c-section

Learning Land

E, I, E, I, O!

Farm and domestic animals are such an easy and fun theme! Babies and toddlers learn a lot of these animals very quickly because they almost all make sounds that can be replicated! Language/Literacy: Little Man’s Recommendations: Old MacDonald by Jill Ackerman Click Clack Moo by Doreen Cronin or any of her other books Mouse Mess… Read More E, I, E, I, O!

Mommy Musings

Clean home, happy home!

How is it possible for something so small to completely take over your entire house?! My house looks like a tornado hit it on a daily basis, and little man is not even six months yet! I have no idea how I will ever keep it clean with more than one child! So, now that… Read More Clean home, happy home!

Learning Land

Little man, Weatherman!

There is no better time to explore weather than Spring! Here in Pennsylvania we can experience all four seasons during spring! I love doing weather activities because it is a new experience every day! So of course, the obvious activity for this week is to go outside whenever possible and experience the weather and nature… Read More Little man, Weatherman!

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!