• 100 Children's book themes

    100 Children’s Book Themes

    Books are very much loved in our house. Our kiddos love to flip through books and read books of all sorts. Using book themes for our children’s books helps to keep our kiddos interested. Click here to read more about how children’s books are organized in our house. Book Rotation To keep things interesting and keep our kiddos reaching for…

  • The magic of toy rotation and open toy display. Watch as your children play longer with fewer toys!

    The Magic of Toy Rotation and Open Toy Display

    Have you ever found that your children seem to be overwhelmed, bored, or uninterested in the toys at home?  Have you thought maybe it was time to get some new toys to peak their interest again? This was me as a new mom with my first. At the time my son was a toddling near-one-year-old and his toys were kept in…

  • Organize messy toys in just one day

    Easily Organize Toys

    Do you find yourself still recovering from all the goodies your little ones received this holiday season? Legos piled at your feet? Play food scattered about with no chef in sight? Are you struggling to organize toys? If you said yes to any of the above, then welcome friend! You are in good, holiday-recovering company and today I am going…

  • Open-ended preschool toys

    Open-ended Toy Ideas for Preschoolers

    Our eldest Asher is four and a half this Christmas and fully present in the preschooler age group.  Over the last year, he has developed and honed in on his own interests. He is also in school for the first time and the influence of his peers has started to sway his wish list this holiday season. Both of these…

  • Open-ended Christmas gift ideas for baby

    Open-ended Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies

    Ah…the first Christmas! What a fun time for new parents. Whether your baby is fresh from oven or nearly a year old, the first Christmas is great fun.  I can recall being so excited for each of the kids’ first Christmases but also wondering to myself “What do you get a child that just likes to chew on their socks…

  • Open ended toy examples

    5 Reasons to Buy Your Child Open-Ended Toys

    Seeing our children enjoy toys and dive into a new imaginative world is one of the many great pleasures of parenthood, but if we’re not careful it can quickly turn into a room full of unused toys and kids saying they are bored. Children have thrived in their imaginative worlds since the first children were born. From rocks, to sticks,…