Making a Boredom Buster Kit for ‘Indoor Days’

Whether the weather outside is too cold, too rainy, or even too hot, it’s a good idea to have a Boredom Buster Kit (or cupboard filled with special goodies) handy for days like these. I have 5 incredibly easy and inexpensive activities that I keep put away so that they are special and keep the kids’ attention when we’re all stuck indoors. All of these can be found at the Dollar Tree, which is great for the pocketbook, for sure! 1. {Read More}

FREE Spring Preschool Printables Round-Up

My Fall Preschool Printable Round-Up was such a hit that I thought I’d do a Spring one for you all as well! 🙂 This year, as I am doing Preschool for Eli and a mix of K-4 and Kindergarten with Cohen, I use a lot of free printables that I find from the internet {mostly Pinterest!}. I love hunting for the best ones, the ones that include all sorts of different skills and crafts, and I enjoy supporting work-at-home mamas {Read More}

FREE Fall Preschool Printables Round-Up

Here are a few FREE Fall Preschool Printables that I have found online for Cohen and I thought I’d share them with you all! There are a LOT of printables out there so you can do what I do and pick and choose pages to print from each of these packs! I hardly ever print off the whole pack, unless I absolutely love it, because I would rather have the variety of different packs (and some of them are very {Read More}

Tot Explorations: Fun with Letters

My boys are very curious about learning and I love that they enjoy learning as much as playing! This cute magnetic letters set is from Melissa & Doug and I just ordered it from Amazon last week. While they can play with the letters just on the table, I like to give them a cookie sheet so they can stick them on and practice making words. I also like to work with them both, asking them about a specific letter {Read More}

Tot Explorations: Architect in Training

Firstly, I want to send out a HUGE Thank-You to Julie over at A Year With Mom and Dad for helping me out with the Tot Explorations posts the past few months! With working, caring for two toddler boys, being pregnant and then getting ready to move again, things have been quite crazy around these parts.. 🙂 But we’re now all moved and things are finally calming down again (well, until baby girl gets here!) so I will be posting {Read More}

{Eli’s Birthday Extravaganza} Mudpuppy

As you all know already, we are a big book-reading family! I love looking around the Mudpuppy website for lots of super cute and fun books, activities and more for all occasions! What I love about Mudpuppy is that you can find many different items for kids of all ages and learning stages. There are many products perfect for Tot School and other schooling activities, which is perfect for us right now! One of their Tot School-like products is the Animal ABC {Read More}

{Betty Lukens} Learning Fun with Felt Review and Giveaway – 3 winners!

Learning can be super FUN when you have felt sets from Betty Lukens! I was generously sent 4 felt sets for review; Fun on the Farm, Under the Sea, Basic Learning; Colors, Shapes & Numbers and Learning Your ABC’s! I was so excited when I opened the package and found all of these wonderful felt sets! I immediately knew they would work perfectly for Tot School and just for playing with all the time! First thing, I took the Numbers {Read More}

Tot Explorations: Tot School Wk 1

Welcome to Tot Explorations; a place where you can learn about fun toddler-frienly activities that even the busiest parents can do with their little ones! I have teamed up with Julie from A Year With Mom and Dad to bring you simple yet exciting activities from our homes to yours! Make sure you come back each Monday and learn new ideas from each of us! I am very excited to start getting more quality posts on here, ones that help {Read More}

Tot School Preparations

So I know I am a couple/few weeks late in starting ‘school’ but I have had a busy summer and couldn’t really prep any earlier.. I am very excited to start Tot School this year with both of my boys! Because of the move, summer and all our plans, we have not done any school since we moved from San Diego! Yikes! Well, we are finally getting back into it next week, starting on Monday! I found this cute plastic {Read More}

Confessions of a Homeschooler *Letter of the Week* Preschool Curriculum Review and Giveaway

At Confessions of a Homeschooler, Erica shares a lot about her life with homeschooling her little ones! I love reading her blog to get great ideas for things to do with my boys! She is also amazing and has even created some of her own curriculum! She generously sent me her Letter of the Week Preschool Curriculum to use with my boys! The Letter of the Week Curriculum is just amazing and perfect for kids Cohen’s age (almost 3) and {Read More}