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Engaging a Highly Curious, Active Child

Parenting is indeed the ultimate adventure, and it is especially so when you end up having a kid who is the polar opposite of both you and your co-parent. Mr. Carrot and I are the definition of low key people. We're not very physically active (to our own detriment, but that's another discussion), and before [...]

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Creative Play with a Sticky Mat

Have you noticed that little ones love stickers and sticking things onto other things? Glue sticks are practically magic! A fun twist on this is a sticky mat, and it's perfect for even toddlers to explore! This simple and fun activity is basically a sheet of self-adhesive paper that you can attach lots of different [...]

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Counting Sheep Activity

Growing up, I remember seeing lots of cartoons with people counting sheep as they dreamed, and I vaguely remember trying this myself as a means to fall asleep. Did it work? I can't recall. But I do think that sheep hopping over a fence is awfully cute. This simple activity is designed to do several [...]

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Target Blocks: Fun Foam Finds

I think we're at a really fun stage in the Bear household right now. Both cubs are very enthusiastic when it comes to learning things - in Patrick's case, he's actually listening and trying to mimic my actions to the best of his ability then improving on my meager attempts at creative play. In Olivia's [...]

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Learning Materials for Toddlers - DIY Montessori Toys

Little Lion is at such a fun age right now. He is finally beginning to "play" in a more traditional sense. Until now, play for him mostly consisted of climbing, running, reaching for anything that was clearly off limits, pulling everything out of cabinets...you get the idea. Now, though, he is interested in putting things [...]

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Less Mess Indoor Sensory Bin

As the days are getting hotter and my little man is developing some new skills, I wanted to create a sensory bin for indoors that was less messy than most. I love being able to open it up daily without much set up or clean up. Not only was it easy and inexpensive, but his [...]

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June 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. June’s theme is my favorite...ocean animals! These activities are intended for Little Lion, who will be 15 months old, but they could easily be adapted for an older or younger child. Please consider your child’s [...]

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