Toddler Science: Baking Soda and Vinegar

Since I left OMSI over the summer, a number of parents have reached out asking for science experiments that they can do with toddlers. Children 18 months – 3 years are at the perfect age for introducing science experiments, because toddlers are naturally curious, enjoy exploring with their senses, and are usually delighted to discoverContinue reading “Toddler Science: Baking Soda and Vinegar”

Aunt Alison’s Chapter Book Dilemma

This week, the oldest daughter of my dear friend is turning 8 years old! I’ve known this family since the very beginning of my time at OMSI – I still remember how confidently three year old M marched right up to me and asked if I (a stranger) would play with her in the forestContinue reading “Aunt Alison’s Chapter Book Dilemma”

Everybody Needs a Nap!

This past week was my first week back with BB after a summer apart, and I feel like he has really transitioned from baby to toddler in that time! Now that he’s a proper two- year-old, he’s speaking in full (5-9 word) sentences and is practicing his new found ability to say NO to justContinue reading “Everybody Needs a Nap!”

Welcome to Playful Childhood!

These are my aspirations for this blog: 1. A place where I can record my favorite crafts, science experiments, toddler games, and game instructions, so that other caregivers can try them out with their favorite kids! 2. It will be a digital storage place for my favorite pictures/stories/memories that I’m actively making with the childrenContinue reading “Welcome to Playful Childhood!”