Posts Tagged ‘preschoolers’

Summer Lessons for Your Preschooler

Another school year has come and gone, and it’s summer time already. When you made that last preschool run you may have been thanking your lucky stars that you don’t have to rush everyone out the door so early. But soon the dust settles and you realize you have your child home now – and they are bored. Every day at preschool they were playing with well-coordinated activities in a place designed for messes. Home is a bit different, and now you’re stuck trying to figure out what to do to keep your preschooler’s mind and body just as active as they were at school. 

You may be amazed at how much your child learned throughout the school year. But remember how when you were in school your mind would somehow lose much of what you learned during the school year, and your teachers would spend the first few weeks reviewing that material? It is the same for your preschooler – if they don’t practice the skills they learned this year they may forget them over the summer. Just because the school year is ending doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! Here are some activities for you to do at home with your preschooler to keep their learned skills sharp throughout the summer. 

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Gifts For Toddlers

Toddlers are the perfect mix of sugary sweetness and total insanity. They give us something to live for and exhaust us to the bone at the exact same time. Toddlers are also very fun to shop for during the holidays. Their clothing choices are the cutest and they really love to get new toys. Toddlers aren’t asking for laptops or smart phones. They just want to play all day. Don’t give the average, superstore type gift. Here are some incredible ideas for any toddler on your list this year that will fire up their imaginations and keep the sweet and insane fun going.

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Gifts That Encourage Learning

Children, whether infants or teenagers, are always learning. As parents, we all want to give our children every opportunity we can to explore, create, and expand their minds. The holidays are a time for fun, and we know that learning should be fun as well. Give gifts to the children in your life that encourage learning. There are so many amazing products for kids that spark their imagination and foster a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). We think gifts like these are especially great to give to someone else’s child because not only will the child get so much out of whatever you choose, the parents will be happy with you as well. Everyone is happy and kids are learning while they play. These gifts are a win all around!

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The Comprehensive Guide to Choosing a Car Seat

If you’re a parent to young kids, you know that car seat guidelines have changed dramatically in recent years. So much so, in fact, that what you followed for your oldest may be different from what you’re currently doing with your youngest!

Sorting through the laws and recommendations is overwhelming enough, but then there’s confusing, often conflicting, data regarding:

  • Rear-facing versus forward-facing seats
  • Infant versus convertible seats, and
  • Five-point harnesses, booster seats and seat belts.

With so much information out there, it can make you just want to clip your babe in the Ergo, and hoof it everywhere. But you don’t have to do that! Behold: your comprehensive guide to choosing a car seat.

Did you know that September 13th-19th is known across the United States as Child Passenger Safety Week? Daily Mom is a huge advocate for practicing extended rear-facing for as long as possible. Please be sure to refer to our post on Rear-Facing: Just The Facts.

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A Day in My Life: Sarah

Have you ever looked at someone and wondered what a typical day in their life is like? We bet most of us have. We wonder sometimes if our days are similar to others, especially people who are in the same season of life as us. Or we are curious how someone who is the complete opposite of us spends their days. How many times as a new mom have you scoured the web to find other mom’s feeding, sleeping, and daily schedules for their baby, just to be sure you’re on the right track and to feel a sense of camaraderie? Have you wondered how working mothers juggle it all? Do you really think stay at home moms sit on the couch and eat bonbons? Do you ever ask your friends how they spend their days or what they do on the weekends? We all want to know what the other person is doing. We’re curious by nature. Social media has certainly helped us out in this area, so thank you Facebook and Instagram.

We at Daily Mom are jumping on the bandwagon of getting personal with you. We all come from different backgrounds, have different careers, personalities, and daily lives. We all come together virtually to provide you with the content you love to read everyday. But, if you ever wondered how we spend our day to day (more than just the short bio you see at the end of our posts), then you’re in luck.

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Fun in the Sun with Little Tikes

Summer is upon us and that means it’s time to get out and play! Warmer weather, longer days and no school means parents are looking for ways to get their kids outside and busy. Little Tikes is here to rescue you from hearing “I’m bored!” with their line of summer toys that will have your kids begging to go out in the yard and play! From small ones to big ones, these toys will bring smiles to all your kid’s faces by keeping them busy and happy all summer long.

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3 Yoga Routines to Relax, Reset and Recharge Your Toddler

Toddlers have ridiculous amounts of energy. So. much. energy. These little energy superheroes sometimes use their energy for good– but not always. What’s a parent to do when their toddler is bouncing off the walls, misbehaving, throwing a tantrum or simply whining in that obnoxious-toddler-whine-that-immediately-gets-under-a-parent’s-skin-and-makes-them-want-to-just-acquiesce-to-whatever-it-is-they’re-whining-about?

Toddler yoga.

Channel your child’s negative energy into Downward Dog, Warrior and Plank poses. Make him laugh with Cat/Cows, Jumping Tree and Three Legged Dogs. Calm her down with Mountain pose, Lion’s breath and Child’s pose. Let’s get started!

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Why Do Kids Ask Why?

“Why is it raining?”

“Why is the garbage truck here?”

“Why is there only one sun?”

“Why is that a construction site?”

“Why can’t I see my eyes?”*

If you have a 3- or 4-year old, these questions probably look very familiar. Veerrrry familiar. Kids this age ask a lot of questions, which can be funny, interesting and, admittedly, incredibly irritating. So, we wondered: why do kids ask so many questions? Why?! Here’s what we found.

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Hilariously Honest Ways to Try and Get Your Kids to Eat

Motherhood, in some ways, is like a well-orchestrated magic act.  Clever rouses, schemes, fuzzy fabrics, glitter and glue hide our real motivation: surviving and hoping our kids turn out ok in the end.  These tricks-of-the-eye apply to the health and well being of our kiddies too.  Trying to get your kids to eat a healthy meal can be more impossible than finding the one, small particular green lego that your 6 year old wants from his huge bin of legos.  This is where mamas need to get clever.  Some moms are lucky and are born with fantastic eaters, but others are, welllll, not so lucky. It is that group of moms that have become experts in the three-ring circus act that most non-parents call “dinner time”. These slights of hand, imaginative stories and clever songs are what we use to survive the Battle of Dinner, night after night…and some of them are pretty funny. 

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6 Kids Craft Recipes from Kitchen Ingredients

“I’m BORED Mom!!!” At one time or another, we have all heard those words coming from our kids’ mouths. When boredom strikes at your house, look no further than your kitchen to find the answer! We love DIY crafts here at Daily Mom so we have gathered six simple kids craft recipes that can be made with ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. Many of these can be store bought, but they are really quite easy to make yourself and not only are they non-toxic, but they are FUN to make!

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