Let’s Play: Melissa and Doug – Cutting Food: Wooden Play Food and Cutting Fruit Set

My daughter played with these sets at her cousin’s house and couldn’t get enough of them. I gave in and got her two of the sets from Melissa and Doug (Cutting Food and Cutting Fruit). Both sets are made of wood and come with a wooden knife. After watching her play with this for a while (a long while – she LOVES these!) I came up with some other ideas on how you can teach through play using these cutting sets. Imitation – Teach your child how to cut the different types of food by simply showing them how to … Continue reading Let’s Play: Melissa and Doug – Cutting Food: Wooden Play Food and Cutting Fruit Set

Let’s Play: Step 2’s Play Kitchens

I had the opportunity to write for STEP 2’s Blog. We were provided a Kitchen Gourmet Play Set to write about the different things you can teach your child through play. Read how you can use these kitchen play sets to work on expressive language, receptive language, and pretend play! Read it here: Tips and Ideas for Teaching Through Play Click on the pictures to see their current prices.   This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Continue reading Let’s Play: Step 2’s Play Kitchens

Birthday Party

Sorry readers, I’ve been MIA with this blog lately. I will try my best to update more frequently – but work and play have been keeping me busy. We celebrated the little one’s 3rd birthday (Peppa Pig themed) at my parents house up in Central California. Check out some clips below! Aside from that, I have some exciting news! I’ll be writing a guest post for Step2 Company on all the fun things you can learn from one of their pretend play kitchen sets! Stay tuned! Continue reading Birthday Party

We Survived the Terrible 2’s

I remember a year ago on her birthday it was like she knew she turned TWO and she had to be terrible. It was a switch that turned on and has lasted until… now. We survived though! I now have a big bad THREEnager. We’re still a work in progress. She has taught me patience I never knew I had and she continues to test me daily. She’s the complete opposite of everything I thought she would be – because she’s the complete opposite of ME. She’s not a pushover, she’s not shy, and she will NOT back down. This … Continue reading We Survived the Terrible 2’s

Safari Twirl by Gymboree

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Still counting down the days before the school year starts and summer comes to an end. The Safari Twirl collection is also coming to an end at Gymboree and new styles such as the Unicorn University and Fall Festival are now in stores and online. (I can almost smell the pumpkin spice latte). THE GOOD NEWS is there are HUNDRED’s of new styles on CLEARANCE! Did I also mention everything is $14.99 and under RIGHT NOW!? SHOP NOW! Gymboree Children’s … Continue reading Safari Twirl by Gymboree

Happy August !

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Happy August! It’s the first day of the month, and the last month of summer! This year is flying by! August is my favorite time of month because we have a lot to celebrate this month (birthdays, anniversaries, and last minute summer staycations) Luckily, August looks like it’s going to be a long month, so we have a longer time to celebrate! It has 5 weeks! We’re going to be celebrating with 5 weeks of Gymboree!  Check out LC in her … Continue reading Happy August !

LET’S PLAY: Fisher-Price Little People Animal Friends Farm

This farmhouse that folds resembles the Fisher-Price Little People Surprise and Sounds Home I reviewed a few weeks ago. It’s convenient because all the pieces fit inside and you can fold it up to bring to the grandparent’s house. My daughter loves animals so this was perfect for her. It’s recommended for children 1-5 and comes with 7 farm friends: Farmer Eddie, a pig, sheep, chicken, cow, horse, and goat. It also comes with a hay bale and a barn that folds up. The barn door and gate make different animal sounds or farm tunes. The barn also has pictures of baby … Continue reading LET’S PLAY: Fisher-Price Little People Animal Friends Farm

Back to School or Starting School!?

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post It’s that time again! Back to school means back to school shopping. In my case, it’s STARTING school for my soon to be 3-year old. I think I’ve taught her as much as I can teach her at home. My goal was to have her toilet trained before 3, and now I can officially say she’s toilet trained! It’s time to make friends and break that separation anxiety (by that, I mean for the … Continue reading Back to School or Starting School!?