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April Activities for Infants/Toddlers – Outside Play Edition!

I shared previously that I will be attempting to plan activities for Little Lion this year based on a monthly theme. April’s theme is Spring and Weather. These activities are intended for Little Lion, who will be 13 months old, but they could easily be adapted for an older or younger child. Please consider your child’s [...]

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Building a Starter Collection of Dress-up Clothes

When I was little, I remember the joy of racing down my best friend’s stairs to her giant trunk of dress up clothes. Whether we were being princesses, fairies or firemen, there was always a whirlwind of action and imaginative play in her basement.  With the right hat on, we could protect our baby sisters [...]

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Toddler Latches Board

For Christmas this year Little M’s Nola and Grandpa made him a latches board. They took a trip to a big hardware store and bought every kind of interesting latch they could find. As Nola said, “anything a toddler would want to get into.” Grandpa cut, sanded and sealed a small piece of cabinet grade [...]

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March Activities for Infants/Toddlers

I shared previously that I will be attempting to plan activities for Little Lion this year based on a monthly theme. March’s theme is Farm Animals. These activities are intended for Little Lion, who will be 12 months old, but they could easily be adapted for an older or younger child. Please consider your child’s current [...]

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DIY Easy and Inexpensive Felt Board

Felt, flannel, and fleece are fabrics that will stick to themselves (and each other). This means infinite possibilities for sticking and unsticking, with minimal effort. There are lots of pre-made kits you can purchase, but if you have the time making them is pretty easy too! But before you go overboard buying or making fun [...]

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Toddler Gymnastics

This winter, Colin started taking gymnastics through Chicago’s park district programming. I grew up taking gymnastics, and I love the idea of giving his intense toddler energy a focus. Rather than treating our home like a jungle gym, this class has given him an outlet where it is encouraged to run and jump and swing. [...]

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DIY Clay Creations

We did this little DIY clay creations project after a walk around our neighborhood. Along the walk, we stopped and picked up a few nature items like rocks, pinecones, leaves and twigs. Gemma had fun pressing the different pieces of nature into the clay, and I cut out little squares that I thought we could [...]

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