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!?

LET’S PLAY: Fisher-Price Little People Surprise and Sounds Home

LET’S PLAY: Fisher-Price Little People Surprise and Sounds Home Recommended for ages 1-5, this is actually one of my daughter’s go-to toys right now. She loves pretend play and actually loves the kitchen area. She pretends she’s baking cookies because one of the phrases says something about the cookies being ready. This doll house says so many phrases and has so many sounds I don’t remember them all. It comes with the home that folds so you can carry it with the handle up top, 3 Little People (Mom, Dad, and Emma), a table and 3 chairs. Here are a … Continue reading LET’S PLAY: Fisher-Price Little People Surprise and Sounds Home

LET’S PLAY: Melissa and Doug Nesting & Sorting Garages and Cars

LET’S PLAY: Melissa & Doug Nesting and Sorting Garages and Cars Recommended for ages 2 and up, this was an instant hit for my daughter. She loved this toy! The garages are vibrant, colorful, and made out of sturdy cardboard. Each garage is a solid color with a brick design. On the front of each garage is a number with an opening for the car to park. On the back of the garages are pictures of a car that coincides with its number. The sizes of the garage go from big to small, #1 being the largest and #7 being … Continue reading LET’S PLAY: Melissa and Doug Nesting & Sorting Garages and Cars

LET’S PLAY: Fisher-Price My Little SnugaMonkey Animal Friends Pop-Up

LET’S PLAY: Fisher-Price My Little SnugaMonkey Animal Friends Pop-Up This toy is recommended for ages 6 months and up. It’s a classic and there are so many different versions of it. I bought this toy when my daughter was about 6 months old. She’s 2.5 years old now and will still play with when she sees it. Here are some activities you can do with this simple yet diverse toy. Imitation – I would show her how to   open each object and tell her to “do this” and “watch” as I press the button, turn the flower looking shape or push/pull the levers. I … Continue reading LET’S PLAY: Fisher-Price My Little SnugaMonkey Animal Friends Pop-Up

Teaching with Toys! 

I love toys! My husband cringes when he sees how many toys we’ve accumulated in the past couple years since our daughter was born. She’s turning three soon and it’s time to put some toys away. Before I do that, I want to review and share how I used each toy and some of the activities I did with my daughter. I’ll also be reviewing new toys she accumulates and sharing ideas on how to teach and learn with them. I’d love to hear your creative ideas too so feel free to comment or contact me!   This post contains … Continue reading Teaching with Toys!