Colored Fishies! Okay, I know that this idea has been around forever, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? ;) This idea isn’t new, but I did add a fun little poem to help with color practice and to turn it into more of a game. To play this color game, you will… Continue reading Color Games for Toddlers Part 5 — Colored Fishies!
Winter Tot School Activities
Well, Smiley Man has officially stopped taking a morning nap. I do preschool in the morning and I have discovered pretty quickly that Smiley Man doesn’t sit quietly to the side and play happily while I am teaching preschool. I didn’t think he would, but I didn’t have a plan for him either. After a… Continue reading Winter Tot School Activities
Color Games for Toddlers Part 4 — Color Puzzles
With all these color games I’ve been making for Smiley Man, I knew it was only a matter of time before I made some color puzzles. They are finally finished and I think they turned out very well. I really like them because of how age versatile they are. I can use them in lots… Continue reading Color Games for Toddlers Part 4 — Color Puzzles
Color Games for Toddlers Part 3 — Paint Chip Matching
If you haven’t seen them already, this is part three of our Color Games for Toddlers Series. Normally they will be posted on Thursdays but with the holiday this week today’s post is a day off. Paint chips seem to be inspiration for everything these days. I have seen them used for cutting practice, paint… Continue reading Color Games for Toddlers Part 3 — Paint Chip Matching
Color Games for Toddlers Part 2 — I Spy Cards
As I’ve been inventing new color games for toddlers, I thought of I Spy books. Little Bear loves those I Spy books and he loves playing I Spy, too. I assumed Smiley Man probably would also love the concept of I Spy, so I decided to find a way to make it more his level.… Continue reading Color Games for Toddlers Part 2 — I Spy Cards
Color Games for Toddlers Part 1
Smiley Man is just getting to the age now where I feel like I need to start teaching him a few things. He is almost 2 and isn’t old enough to learn letters or numbers. However, he is the perfect age to start learning colors. Of course, just holding up color cards and naming them… Continue reading Color Games for Toddlers Part 1
Toys that Help with Gross Motor Development
My Smiley Man is a pretty great walker, but it has been a long road to get there. Read my posts about him not quite walking and just barely walking. Gross motor development is very important to development in general. I have used a variety of toys to help him in his gross motor journey.… Continue reading Toys that Help with Gross Motor Development
My Baby Can Walk, Now What?
How do I practice gross motor skills with my walking toddler? Once my toddler is walking, what do I work on next? Just a quick, happy note to say, Smiley Man is officially walking!! In case you missed it, I talked about his Gross Motor Delay a few weeks ago and wrote about some games… Continue reading My Baby Can Walk, Now What?
How Old is He? Encouraging a Child with a Gross Motor Delay
How do you encourage walking with a child that has a gross motor delay? What are some games that encourage walking? I’m sitting at church and Smiley Man needs a diaper change. It’s a familiar scene when you have a one year old. ;) I grab a diaper and wipes out of my purse and… Continue reading How Old is He? Encouraging a Child with a Gross Motor Delay