Collage activity tip

Old magazines are a wonderful source for collage and activity pictures. Nature and home-living magazines are the best for this.

Baby Growth Percentile Calculator

Create a growth chart to see how your child measures up against other children in height, weight, and head size. Growth Calculator

Book Suggestion: A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue

A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue is a story to help kids learn the difference between tattling and telling.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games


Coloring on paper towels

Let kids them color paper towels with a marker. Paper towels have different, fun prints, and markers give a soft, watercolor look on the paper towels. They will get a kick making it look like a quilt.

Book Suggestion: Happy Birthday to You!

The Great Birthday Bird guides us on a birthday trip. The multicolored excursion is a festive one is this Seuss classic Happy Birthday to You!

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games


Book Suggestion: I’m a Big Brother

I’m a Big Brother is a simple, first-person text tells what babies like, why they cry, what they’re too little to do yet, which the big brother or sister can do now.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games


Local outside activity

Looking for an outside activity the kids will enjoy? The local pet store has hamsters, dogs, fish… Take your time and stroll approximately let your tot decide what he wants to gaze at.

Best travel time with toddler

Travel in the morning. Toddlers get grumpier as the day wears on. Pediatric dentists schedule morning appointments for the same reason.

Protect your child’s eyes

No toddler likes to get anything in their eyes. Consider putting a visor on her forehead or rinsing her hair while she’s leaning back to avoid getting water in her face.

Disciplining through redirection

Redirection is a wonderful technique when it comes to toddler discipline. If your toddler is about to do something wrong, or is throwing a fit, simply try to redirect them to something else.

Know your child’s height when visiting the mouse

When visiting Disney, know your child’s height and the rides’ height restrictions before you go. They will be enforced.

The differences of teething and why some teeth hurt more.

The first eight teeth that appear are almost always incisors: the relatively thin, flat, and sharp front teeth used for biting rather than chewing.

Book Suggestion: The Little Mouse and the Red Ripe Strawberry

What’s a little, strawberry loving mouse going to do to keep a big, hungry, strawberry loving bear from eating his fruit? Especially when “the big, hungry Bear can smell a red, ripe strawberry a mile away… in The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games


When to start on solid foods

In nearly all healthy children, the recommended age to start solid foods is 4-6 mos. Baby’s motor skills and stage of development will also help determine when he is ready.

Meals and distractions

Do not let other activities get in the way of meal times. Turn off the TV, & keep toys away from the table. This will let your child focus on eating, rather than playing.

When kids interests in books begins

Between 4-6 most baby may begin to show more interest in books. He will grab & hold books, but will mouth, chew, and drop them as well.

Travel seats with toddlers

Airline regulations require that large travel seats (past the edge of the airplane seat) must be in the window position. This is to prevent it from blocking easy exit.

Using the bathroom at Disney

When visiting Disney, note that changing tables are in both women’s and men’s restrooms.

Craft sand that’s edible

Take a box of Fruit Loops and sort by color. Put different colors into baggies and crush to powder. Then let them use them like colored sand.

Book Suggestion: The Monster at the End of this Book

Many, many adults name The Monster at the End of this Book as their favorite Little Golden Book. Generations of kids have interacted with lovable, furry old Grover as he begs the reader not to turn the page – for fear of a monster at the end of the book.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games