Play and Learning

On this page you’ll find play and learning ideas. This includes independent play time, focused learning ideas, sensory activities, screen time, and even classes and school.

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On this page you’ll find play and learning ideas. This includes independent play time, focused learning ideas, sensory activities, screen time, and even classes and school.

Play and Learning

Independent Play “Room Time”

Independent Play- Our Progression

Reviving Independent Play “Room Time”

8 Independent Table Activities for 2 Year Olds

Preparing For Baby #2 with the Use of Independent Playtime

 

Play and Learning

Schedules Page (All schedules on this page include a description of wake time activities by age)

5 Reasons Why You Need to Get Out of the House with Your Toddler (& 11 Great Outing Ideas for 1 Year Olds)

Word Building & Letter Learning on the Go

Let Your Toddler Get Dirty

“Fun Friday”Activities- (Several posts with activity ideas)

Drawing Fun

Play Categories to Include for Every Toddler/Child

2 Year Old Imaginations (telling stories and pretend play)

My Little Outdoor Helper- 2 Years Old and Helping With Family Responsibilities

3 Ways to Contribute to Your Mom’s Club – & My Little Hostess

7 Ways to Encourage Toddlers to Embrace their Natural Scientific Tendencies

Fun at the Grocery Store with Our Toddler (2.5 Years Old)

20 Activities to do at Home with Your Toddler

Summer Activity Schedule For our Toddler (3.5 Year old)

Inexpensive Summer Toys That Will Keep Your Toddler Busy

Focused Learning

M is For Mama (structured learning)

Teaching the Alphabet

Teaching Numbers To Your Toddler

Breakfast Math- A Preschool Math Activity

Sensory Activities

 

Sensory Activity #1- Dry Instant Mashed Potato Flakes

Sensory Activity #2- Outdoor Exploration

Sensory Activities #3, 4, & 5- Noodles, Mess Free Painting, Making Waves)

Sensory Activity #6- Jello Excavation

Sensory Activity #7- Painting and Drawing

 

Screens

10 Benefits of Screen Time for Toddlers

Mama Approved TV- Daniel Tiger

Movies That Won’t Scare Your Toddler

Why We Let Our Toddler Watch TV

 

Classes (Gymnastics)

First Day of Gymnastics (oh the struggles)

Second Day of Gymnastics (our rules)

26th Month Update (gymnastics struggles)

My Little Gymnast (2 years old, 8 months of gymnastics)

Gymnastics For Half of Caroline’s Life

 

Classes (British Swim School)

 

First Class Tadpole Level- British Swim School

Swimboree Level- British Swim School

Seahorse Level- British Swim School

British Swim School- An Interview with Caroline’s Instructor

British Swim School- Seahorse Class Update & an Interview with Jared

British Swim School- A Focus on Safety First

British Swim School- Mama Pushed Too Hard (oops) and an Interview With Ms. Kimmie

British Swim School- Pushing Through Challenges at Swim Class

British Swim School- Caroline is a Minnow!

British Swim School- A Very Determined, Yet Silly Minnow

British Swim School- A Love of Floating

British Swim School- Toddler Fears

School

 

Taking the First Step to Finding Childcare

First Day of “School” (Mother’s Day Out Program)

First Year of School “Halfway Report”

Preschool Options Montgomery County Public Schools

Going to School Book List

School Lunch Ideas (see “Eat” page under the toddler section)

Year 2 of School (Mother’s Day Out)- How we stopped the dreaded drop off crying!

I Don’t Want To Live in Fear, Yet Here I am Looking Up Home-School Curriculum

7 Practical Benefits of Preschool for the Stay at Home Mom 

Volunteer Activities

Ways We’ve Incorporated Volunteering Into Our Lives- With a Toddler

Volunteering with a Toddler: Teaming Up With British Swim School and Comfort Cases