I'm hosting a birthday party for our three year old at our local park. We are on a tight budget and can't afford entertainment. The park has a large sand box with two jungle gyms at either end. The park staff said the park itself should be enough at that age. I was thinking of bringing some chalk, balls, jump ropes, and bubble wands. Do you think that's enough?
I have chronic pain and fatigue and am having a hard time playing with my 11 month old. It depends how well I feel that day, but I can play for a few minutes at a time throughout the day before I'm worn out. It seems most days go by with me laying on the couch or floor with the tv on and my kid playing with toys by herself near me. Are there any activities that other parents with chronic p... More
I stay home with my 7 month old everyday. What are some activities to help keep him entertained? Or maybe some learning games? Just things I can do with him to help fill the day. The day seems to drag on and on and I feel like I’m not stimulating him enough. He gets bored within 10-15 minutes in his jumper, activity saucer, and playing on the floor with his toys
A couple of months my wife and I took our 1.5 year old daughter to the toddler gym. We all got sick a day or two after going. I want to go back because we had a great time, but I'm worried about our family getting sick again. Does anyone else feel like this and what would you do?
So we got a pass for a pool near our house, but unfortunately they don’t have swim lessons for kids under 6. Can we start teaching them ourselves if we go once a week? My goal is to teach them to float and paddle without the floaties, as well as basic safety skills, but I don’t know where to start. Any resources would be appreciated!
When did your child start learning how to write? When do you think it is a good time to teach them the alphabet, numbers, colors, and very basic Spanish words? My dad used to use flash cards on us when we were about 4, instead of him reading to us, he had us read to him while he just guided us along, and he always had us doing those workbooks that you can get at Wal-Mart, and I was reading on m... More
I'm a SAHM to a 13 month old. She's great at independent play and loves reading books (by herself and with me). She has TONS of toys, a lot of them are intended for "learning" but I'm looking for more enriching things to fill our days with. We have some flash cards and I try naming things/ asking her to name things when I do play with her. We do music time with an instrume... More
Home on paternity leave and curious if others have rituals and/or resources that make the most of a little ones first days. Or is changing, feeding, and playing with him good enough for right now?