I just love "Hickory, Dickory, Dock!" You can start this movement (video below) when your baby is very young! I started this with Christina when she was two months old! Crossing the midline is fantastic for building pathways between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. It just boils down to helping your child… Continue reading Neuro-mouse saves the day!
"Humpty Dumpty" is packed with great stimulation for the vestibular system! The vestibular system feeds information to the brain about where the body is in space. This is really important when dealing with gravity! I will admit, I have walked into a few walls so this is great for me! The vestibular system also helps… Continue reading Saved by Humpty’s Cracked Noggin!
"Peas Porridge" is wonderful for crossing the midline! The video below shows how fun and easy it can be! Who knew 9 day old soup was brain food?! "Jack Be Nimble" is great for learning to balance on one foot. Don't be afraid to fall though! Did you know that each time you fall, you… Continue reading Stir That Pot!
I couldn't help but love how my toddler was straining dog food and putting it in a bowl! She had already transferred the dog food from the dog bowl to a pot of water and then began her industrious work of removing it from the pot. You may want to place pots, strainers, bowls near… Continue reading Dog Food Anyone?!
Focusing on our personal interests while caring for our children is important. If we’re having fun and are happy, our little ones are too! It creates a peaceful play space that encourages the imagination! Here is a watercolor painting I did the other day! I’m so happy to be painting again!
Who knew a turkey baster could be so much fun!! Strengthening the hand, improving hand-eye coordination and helping to develop concentration... all while having a slashing good time!!
Focus on the positive. Verbalize what you want to see. "We hop on the floor, chairs are for sitting." I say as calmly as possible as my 20 month old shows her daddy her newly acquired hopping skills! What is shocking is that she actually listens! I am guilty of slipping into the age old… Continue reading Find yourself saying, “No…no…no…no…no!” and hoping your child doesn’t throw the glass cup on the floor?
Tasting everything is a sure way to get your mommy to find a better alternative to playdough! I love this recipe! The only drawback is that I think she likes the flavor! Ingredients: 1 cup of Gluten Free flour 1/2 cup to 1 1/2 cups of Tapioca flour (keep adding until the dough is no… Continue reading Gluten Free, Corn Free, Beet-Dyed Play Dough
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the kings horses and all the kings men They couldn't put Humpty together again It is very sad that no one could help Mr. Dumpty, not even the King's horses or his men! What was it that got shattered in Humpty? Could… Continue reading Poor Humpty Dumpty… or Was It Good For Him?
It takes courage to speak up. Have you ever felt uncomfortable by another person's actions and you didn't say anything? You may have felt powerless and disappointed in how you were unable to speak up. In this fairy tale a little pot keeps making porridge, filling the whole town with it, until finally a little… Continue reading Sweet Porridge: A Taste of Courage