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Tips for Teaching Toddlers Table Manners

Tips for Teaching Toddlers Table Manners

With the holidays upon us – events that are often accompanied by large family meals – enforcing good table manners is top of mind for many parents of small children. But, how can you go about encouraging polite behavior ...

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6 Simple Tips for Reading to Toddlers

6 Simple Tips for Reading to Toddlers

Research shows that reading with children is an important way to develop literacy and to help build a lifelong love of reading. The reality of reading to an active toddler, however, can be a challenge ...

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Living on the Edge: Teaching Toddlers to Use a Knife

Living on the Edge: Teaching Toddlers to Use a Knife

“Be careful! Watch your finger! I can’t even watch this!” My husband sat on the edge of his seat as my 3-year-old son recently cut some sliced apples into cubes. After graduating from using a ...

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Family Recipes: Healthy Snack Ideas for Toddlers

Family Recipes: Healthy Snack Ideas for Toddlers

Oh, toddlers. There’s so much to love about them, even though sometimes they can drive their parents crazy! One area where it’s common for toddlers to be particularly challenging is when it comes to cuisine. Do ...

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Our Favorite Books for Toddlers

Our Favorite Books for Toddlers

Toddlers love to read books…sometimes the very same book over and over and over again. Are you looking for recommendations to freshen up your toddler’s library? Our Family Room bloggers are sharing their very favorite ...

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Kids & Candy: Should Toddlers Trick-or-Treat?

Kids & Candy: Should Toddlers Trick-or-Treat?

I’ve been trying to decide how much, if at all, my toddler should trick-or-treat this year. A few months shy of his third birthday, this is probably the last year my husband and I could ...

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What Do Toddlers Learn in Child Care?

What Do Toddlers Learn in Child Care?

“What do toddlers learn in child care (or rather school)?” my almost 7-year-old daughter sarcastically asked recently. We were chatting about our upcoming day as we rushed through our typical morning routine. She shared how she ...

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Toddlers & the Not-So-Terrible Twos

Toddlers & the Not-So-Terrible Twos

When Liam turned two this summer we braced ourselves. We’d heard about how terrible the terrible twos are. The tantrums. The endless chorus of “NO!” The boundary testing that, from the sounds of it, would ...

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Painting with Toddlers

Arts and crafts with toddlers can be pretty tricky. They often do not have the understanding or attention span for a structured activity and, like my toddler son, loves to put everything in their mouths. ...

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Valentine’s Day Recipes for Toddlers

Valentine’s Day Recipes for Toddlers

Valentine’s Day has always been an excuse for me to make special treats for friends and family (who am I kidding, and myself). Last year I made these red velvet cheesecake brownies and they were ...

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