Thursday, October 30, 2014

31 Days of Toys: Skip Hop Dunks

Here's a favorite bath toy of ours, the Skip Hop Dunks

These awesome duck-shaped scoops are so much fun for water play. You can scoop water, pour, push them around, and best of all they don't collect mold like the squirt toys.


One of Little Lady's favorite things to do with them right now is stick them under the faucet and then try to drink the water. We love these!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Daycare Stories: The White Shirt

I may have been the parent who dressed their kid without considering the menu this morning. I never really think about what Little Lady might be eating at school and whether or not that is going to create a mess when it comes to laundry. 

Maybe I should...

I sent her to school today in a beautiful white blouse.

Too bad it was BBQ day. 

Thank goodness for bleach. I'm going to need it. 

31 Days of Toys: Trikes and Bikes

I love gross motor toys. That probably has something to do with being a physical therapist. Bikes, trikes, and scooters are awesome for working on coordination and strengthening skills. 


For your young ones check out this collapsible option called the Fly Bike Glide Tricycle.


We all know I'm a fan of space saving toys. 

For when the kids are ~3 they can transition to a balance bike {this one is by Chicco}. This is a fantastic option for working on dynamic balance. 

And of course Radio Flyer has a wide range of tricycles, from the classic looking options to ones with sunshades and parental steering. Here is a mid-level Radio Flyer:


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

31 Days of Toys: Manhattan Toy Winkel

Here's another baby toy for all of you with kids under 6 months old. Once again, you see my love of Manhattan Toys. This one is called the "winkel".

It's soft.

Really easy to grasp.

Chewable. 

And it {kinda} rattles. I wouldn't buy it just for this feature.

This was one of the first things my Little Lady could grasp, bring to midline, and explore for an extended period of time. It may seem like a simple toy, but it was a huge hit for a long time!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

31 Days of Toys: Hape Little Vehicles

These wooden vehicles are perfect for little hands. I love have classic and basic they are, as well as their size. There are so many options to choose from.








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Sunday, October 26, 2014

31 Days of Toys: More Board Books

Today I'm going to mention 3 books, and the last one just might be my current favorite. We discovered this one while at the beach with family this summer and all of the cousins loved it.

   


by Dr. Seuss 
{Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss? This one is fully of funny and easy rhymes for the young ones.} 

by Sandra Boynton
{A great way to introduce animal sounds. So much fun!}

by Nina Laden
{An instant favorite. Peak-a-boo with various animals and their sounds.}

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Daycare Stories

I love getting reports about the crazy things Little Lady is up to at daycare {while I'm working hard saving people's lives...kinda...ok more like saving their mobility}. Recently she moved up to the TODDLER classroom! When did she get so old?! {Ok...we did have a birthday party for her last week so I guess this is an appropriate life change.} 

In the toddler classroom she SLEEPS ON A COT {seriously they are miracle workers} and eats at a real table. 

Last week the story went like this:

"Do you know what your daughter did at lunch? She climbed up on the table, sat down in the middle, and starting spinning in circles picking food off every other kid's plate."

Then they continued...

"She's also quite an acrobat. She also was standing up in her chair and shaking around."

By shaking they essentially mean "twerking". Or booty shaking. 

Yup. That's my girl. Quite an eater. Not quite a dancer.