Toddler Fun & Play Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Two year old boy playing in a cardboard box on a green lawn

    Channeling Energy into Fun with 2 Year Olds

    Oh the 2 year old!  2 year olds are so full of passion that their reputation precedes them.  But when all that curious energy is channeled toward play, the results can be magically fun. Finding activities for 2 year olds that captivate isn’t as hard as you might think.  They are easily engaged in simple discovery if […]

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  • Red Colander with straws in the holes to show toddler game

    10 Fun Activities for 1 Year Olds

    We love babies!  One of the most rewarding parts of being a mom is watching your baby investigate the world.  They are watching everything and interacting with anything they can get their chubby hands on. Encouraging play is not complicated.  Most 1 year-olds are very willing participants!  They don’t need expensive toys or fancy entertainment, activities for 1 year […]

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    IPAD in Nursery School

    My Kid’s Teacher is Using an IPAD in his Nursery School Classroom. Will That Hurt Him? Many early childhood classrooms around the country are beginning to introduce technology into their curriculums. Some parents have reservations about exposing their children to digital devices so early in their educations. Will their children only be interested in activities […]

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    IPAD Tantrum

    My Child Has a Tantrum Whenever I Take The IPAD Away. What can I do to Stop this Behavior? This is a question we hear frequently. In fact, we named our book Toddlers ON Technology to emphasize the addictive appeal of digital devices. This is true for all ages, including teenagers and grown-ups. (I have […]

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  • Digital Technology

    HELP! My Child Wants To Know About Digital Technology – and He’s Only 2!

    As we sat by a computer, my 22 month-old granddaughter uttered her first complete sentence to me. It was: “Grandma, you have to double click.” That’s when I knew I was in a different universe. And now it is clear: our digital toddlers, whom we call Digitods, are here to stay. Why? It’s not surprising. […]

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  • Go Ahead Judge Me

    A MOM’S STORY: Go Ahead, Judge Me

    To say that I was slightly irritated by my under-caffeinated and over-jostled condition that wet winter morning in the overcrowded coffee shop would have been an understatement. Working types elbowed aggressively past me, perhaps assuming from my disheveled appearance and whining 3 year-old toddler in his stroller, that I somehow had fewer responsibilities than they […]

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  • How to turn a Toddler into an Amazing Dinner Guest

    How to turn a Toddler into an Amazing Dinner Guest

    When was the last time you asked your child to dine with you? Probably never if you’re like most people. Truth be told, I haven’t either. In fact I just had a Mommy/Daughter dinner date with my 7 year old and I didn’t even ask her to go to dinner, I just assumed (correctly so […]

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  • Kat Bit Her Tongue

    Kat Bit Her Tongue

    Kids jump and fall and run and climb and play – and it’s not unusual for me to get called when one of their tongues happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, caught between chomping teeth. Ouch! A tongue bite can bleed a lot and look terrible, but still heal on […]

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  • 5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones

    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones

    It’s becoming an ever more common sight: babies and kids playing with smartphones. According to NPR’s Health Blog, one recent survey found that as many as 1 in 4 toddlers has used a smartphone and for many young kids, it’s become the toy of choice. Yet, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that kids […]

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  • Surviving Children: Laugh

    Surviving Children: Laugh

    I saved the best post for last!  As a mom of a 4 year old, 2 year old and 8  month old, I learned the value of laughter! Laughter is a good medicine. It balms the soul when the waves of anxiety buffet.  It clears the mind when lists and deadlines loom. It reminds us […]

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