Halloween night is a fun time for children to get some tasty treats when they go Trick-or-Treating.  Here are some fun and healthy tasty treats to give children during the day.  They have all been kid tested and approved at my daycare and are also very fun to make in 10 or less easy steps. ...

Children just love pumpkins, don’t they?  From the itty bitty baby ones to the great big ones, pumpkins all find a way into our homes in Autumn.  I found that pumpkins present children with a fun way to learn about their five senses: Sight, Hearing, Touch, Smell, and Taste. Sight First, have your child look at the pumpkin.  Ask them: 1. What color is the pumpkin? 2. What shape is the pumpkin? 3. What part of your body are you using to look at the pumpkin? Hearing Second, have your child get close to the pumpkin and see if...

To celebrate the wonderful season of Fall, have your child create a fun Signs of Fall poster!  I love this craft, because it is (*drumroll please*) EDUCATIONAL!  This fun craft involves writing, cutting, and pasting, which are great for fine motor skill development and practice. Materials Needed: Orange construction paper Red construction paper Fake leaves (These are beautiful, silk maple leaves!) Magazine, Newspaper, Advertisements, etc. Safety Scissors (Try My First Safety Scissors, by Crayola (3 Piece Set)) Glue Red Marker Instructions: Provide...

The Disney Store is trying something new this Halloween. Instead of categorizing their Halloween costumes by gender like they usually do, they are combining all of their costumes for children in one category: Kids. Instead of seeing all of the Disney princess dresses together, they are going to be mixed with Marvel superheroes suits. “Are you looking for that shimmery green Tinker Bell dress, sweetie? It’s right over there, next to the cool Spider-Man suit. Have a magical day!” I know what Disney is trying to do...

Don’t get me wrong. I loved it when my kids were babies. They always smelled so good and could light up my world with just a smile. I loved washing their cute tiny toes in the bath and hearing them giggle as they splashed in the water. Having a baby is wonderful, even magical. As much as I sometimes miss my kids being little though, life without a baby is so much easier and more fun for five reasons:   1. No More Diapers This is a big one for many reasons. First of all, diapers and baby wipes can put a dent in your bank...

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