How to Build a Recycled Box City

This recycled box city craft is provided for our Summer Fun calendar from guest blogger Melissa of Fireflies and Mud Pies. Does your child love cars, parking garages, crafts, and cardboard? If your answer is yes, than consider spending time together on a cozy afternoon to build a Recycled Box City! We created our Recycled Box […]

Activities For Toddlers

To a toddler, just sitting on the floor watching life happen can be fun and entertaining. However, in order to ensure they are getting the most out of their developmental years, there are certain activities for toddlers that are more valuable than others. Learning doesn’t have to be a bore though, which is why Kid […]

Fun and Unique Birthday Invites: Origami for Kids

Learn how to create adorable Origami birthday invites in this special guest post from our Birthday Bash co-host Jillian (A Mom With a Lesson Plan). For all our Birthday Bash resources, click here. Creating fun and unique birthday invites is one of my favorite parts of planning a party! When I was invited to join the Melissa & […]

Who Knows Toys Better Than Kids?

Nobody, that’s who! While the winners of the recent Toy Makers II Design Competition may not see their entries on toy store shelves anytime soon, the real reward is in the design of the toys itself. The competition challenged children from 6-8 and 9-12 to design their very own toy. Contestants had to use problem-solving […]

How to Make an Indoor Obstacle Course

This Indoor Obstacle Course activity is provided by special guest blogger Roo Ciambriello. Spring is here, but the weather seems to have missed the memo.  While my local stores are displaying racks of swimsuits and sandals, I’m still wearing my winter coat. BRRRRRRRRR. And more than my shivering, I have to come up with things for […]

Simple Ways to Learn with Stickers

What Can You Learn with Stickers? From Guest Blogger Kim Vij of  The Educators’ Spin On It Stickers are a universal item that almost all children enjoy and can be used in so many ways. They can be used as a special treat inside a plastic container or party bag, a travel activity, a doctor’s […]

Download Our Free Springtime Fun Mini Mag!

Ready for spring to arrive? So are we! So, we gathered some great springtime fun activities with our friends from Highlights to help you–and your child—start to enjoy this “sometimes-rainy, sometimes-sunny” season! This free Mini Mag printable is available here. By downloading the free Mini Mag, you’ll get: Six original puzzles, crafts, and activities to celebrate spring […]

3 Simple Tips to Develop Your Child’s Oral Motor Skills

Practicing oral motor skills might sound like “work,” but you can easily do it during everyday activities you already do with your child. Here are 3 simple tips to practice oral motor skills during meal time and play time: Drinking through a straw: Have your child use a straw when drinking to strengthen oral motor muscles. Make […]

How to Host a Butterfly Birthday Party

Over on teach mama today, our Blog Ambassador Amy shares some adorable tips on how to host a Butterfly Birthday Party! We couldn’t resist posting some of the adorable tips and photos with you here: For her little one’s sixth birthday, Amy planned a simply delightful butterfly-themed event. With a few friends, she planned some sweet treats (you […]