Field Trip!: Apple Orchard

On Saturday Jay and I took Caden to Jaswell’s Farm a local apple orchard in Smithfield, Rhode Island. It was a beautiful afternoon, the sun was shinning and the temperature was just right to picking apples! Caden is your typical little boy who loves being outside! He was totally in…

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf Sensory Bin | Stir the Wonder #kbn #sensory #fall #autumn #redleafyellowleaf

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf Sensory Bin

When I first read about the Virtual Book Club for Kids over at Toddler Approved! I was very excited and just knew this was something I HAD to do with Caden! The Virtual Book Club for Kids is a year-long book club. Every month features a different children’s author. Participants…

Tot School: A is for Apples – Week 2

~Caden is 20.5 months~ The theme for Tot School this week was Apples again, although that really only pertains to our art projects and books.  This week went much smoother than last week.  I lowered my expectations of him and modified my plans a bit. I realized that Caden really…

Nature Blocks

Playing with blocks are a fun way for infants, toddlers and preschoolers to develop and improve their motor skills. Blocks can even be used to introduce academics like math (counting, shapes, sizes, etc. ) and science (gravity, balance, etc.). For more information on the importance of block play, I recommend…

Tot School: First Week

Caden is 20 months. Caden and I attempted our first week of tot school.  It was definitely a learning experience for me. Caden is a very active little boy and wasn’t too interested in what I had planned. This week’s theme was apples. We read many books involving apples, such…

Apple Sensory Cards

I learned about this idea for Apple Sensory Cards from Alison over at Oopsey Daisy where she shares it in her A is for Apples Mommy School packet. To make the cards I first printed out four copies of the apple template she includes in the packet. I printed them…