Letter of the Week: A for Ants!

It’s been a week since I posted a blog. But, here’s a recap of what we did through the week as we went through the letter A. First of all, Dylan wasn’t interested at all in the lapbook. So, a change of plan was in order. It was a good thing I was able to…

Lapbooking the Letter A

So, I’ve finally decided to start the Letter of the Week with Dylan. Although I didn’t follow nor did I get the curriculum, I decided to just make my own. Goal: To focus on one letter of the alphabet a week.  Why did I decide to start now that he’s 2 years old?  For several…

Pretend Play and Why It’s Important

I have this dream where someday Dylan will surpass me in cooking (thanks to watching several episodes of Junior Masterchef). Then I’ll just let him cook up our meals and I’d be a happy mother sitting on the table waiting for my food to be served. But, that’s not happening anytime soon. So, we’ll just…

Bring Out the Clips and Cardboard

Sometimes kids get excited to play with things we never thought they’d like to play with in the first place. They have their colorful toys that make funny sounds and have flashing lights, but when you come out with your household stuff, they want to play with that instead. Take for example this clip and…

Setting Up Our Child’s Space

One morning as I was preparing Dylan’s space, I thought to myself, maybe I could share my preparation with my mommy friends as well. What is a toddler play space?  It’s a safe place for him to play where all his toys are accessible to him. The table and chairs are for his height so…

Quick and Easy Sensory Bag

For this sensory play, I actually involved Dylan while making it. In the sensory bottle, his only participation was putting the required number of drops of food coloring in. When making the sensory bag, Dylan was there all the way. What you’ll need: Gelatin powder (your preferred color or clear) Water Food coloring (we used…

Ocean Sensory Bottle

We had an Ocean theme when we were doing our sensory play activities last week. This one was in the form of a sensory bottle. Dylan loves fish and sharks. I don’t know how many times I’ve mentioned that, but he does. But he always calls the ocean a “pool”. Mainly because the only body…

Caution: Mess Ahead

Last week, I had Dylan try some sensory play activities. I knew it was going to be messy, based on what other mommies have said. Since Dylan was going to do it indoors, I decided to place it in the pool, just to have the mess contained as much as possible. He ended up having…

Our Little Helper

“Mommy, help.” This is our little boy’s favorite phrase to say these days. Whatever we’re doing, when he sees us doing it, he wants to “help”. So, I let him. There are times when I would really like to finish up all the cleaning in the house, but our little guy wants to play with…

Painting with Toddlers

I had a lot of fun watching Dylan behind the camera. No instructions were given here. This was just him having a lot of fun. =)  

One Pasta Afternoon (Scooping Practice)

There are days when I would want to try anything just to distract the little man from wanting to watch videos on our tablet or laptop. I must admit I introduced it early, thinking that baby videos would make him smart at a young age. It’s not all that bad. I mean, he has learned…

Why We’re Homeschooling

Homeschooling. Wow. A long, long time ago, I never thought of myself as a homeschooling mom. An even longer time before that, I never even saw myself as a housewife. But now, I am. Now that we started it, I say why not? It was my husband who first pitched the idea to me. One day,…