Did your child receive some new puzzles for Christmas? Puzzles make the perfect gift for kids of all ages, but the Chunky Puzzle in particular (modeled by two adorable fans, below) is a great educational tool for 2-year olds. Acting as two toys in one, these puzzles feature thick, chunky wooden pieces that can fit [...]
January is here! For many early learners, another year (or even month) might not mean that much…yet. Here are some educational conversation-starters and activities to help kids understand what January is all about! 1) “January is…” Take a few moments to introduce your child to the month of January: - There are 31 days in [...]
The New Year is a great time to work with your child on setting goals. From customizing a responsibility chart, to documenting New Year’s Resolutions, children across all ages can explore and enjoy the concept of setting goals and priorities for the year ahead. Our guest blogger Julie, from ayearwithmomanddad, shares a simple and charming [...]
Say goodbye to 2012 and HELLO 2013 with this fun New Year’s Number Search printable! Instructions: Put a line through each “2012″ you find Circle each “2013″ you find Click on the image to download this printable! For more fun winter activities, visit the Melissa & Doug Pinterest “WinterWonderland” board!
While the grown-ups plan to break old habits and sign up for new gym memberships, help your kids take a lighter look at the changing of the calendar! Check out these three New Year’s planning activities, designed to help kids get perspective on the year, articulate their own values, and plan for fun throughout the [...]
What’s your family’s New Year’s resolution? For guest blogger Adrienne (theiowafarmerswife), 2013 will be the year of gratitude. In a recent blog post, she shares how to create a special box with your child to keep track of blessings all year round. Here’s a quick overview on creating a “Blessing Box”: 1) Have your child [...]