Hitting the material sweet spot: Open and Close

I define “hitting the material sweet spot” as choosing a material/activity   that not only matches your child’s developmental needs, but also challenges him while ultimately leading to success. A material that hits the sweet spot will usually engage the child, encourage repetition and lead to concentration. “We know that development Read more…

Dealing with difficult behavior

As you know, I like to keep it real here. We’ve had a couple of days recently where I wondered if someone was borrowing my son’s body. Where he is usually very careful with handling his things, he recently started throwing and dropping them for different reasons it seems. I usually Read more…

Cooking with a Toddler: Making Almond Milk

I can’t stress how beneficial cooking is for children. Some of the benefits include: Independence Self esteem and confidence Fine motor skills Gross Motor skills Sequencing Practical life skills Math preparation- counting, measuring, fractions etc. Language Grace and Courtesy Concentration Sensorial- Taste, Color, Testure, Smell and even sounds We make Read more…

12 activities at 12 months

I mentioned in a previous post that I use my son’s age to help myself limit the activities on his shelf. We don’t have this 12 activities out on his shelf at once. I rotate them based on interest.     EYE HAND COORDINATION/FINE MOTOR/SENSORIAL         I Read more…