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Coco Village's Huge VIP Black Friday Sale

Coco Village's Huge VIP Black Friday Sale * This post contains affiliate links to some of the products that I use and love. This means that if you shop directly through the links, your purchase supports my blog at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!   Are you looking for a quality holiday toy for a little one? Checkout Coco Village . Here is their Instagram page. They have something for babies all the way to adults. We discovered Coco Village about 2 years ago when I was searching for a birthday present for my daughter’s first birthday. I saw a post for a Coco Village kitchen bundle and I bought it. I’m so glad I did, because my daughter has loved playing with it. To date it is her favorite toy to play with and I love how it inspires her imagination.                    Coco Village gifted us these fire station toys. I love that these items are high quality, so I know that they will last for the years to come. They are high quality wooden toys. These toys ar

Sticker Play

 Sticker Play Stickers come in a wide variety and are so fun and colorful. I remember when I was teaching that my students really enjoyed working with stickers. I decided I would breakout the stickers and let Maci work with them. Working with stickers seems simple enough. Just peeling and sticking, right? But did you know that peeling and placing stickers has a much bigger benefit than simply that? I will talk about some of the benefits and then ways to adapted the activity.  Recommended for children 1 years of age or older and as always use active adult supervision when completing any activity.  Skills Your Child is Working On When Working with Stickers:  Pincer Grasp: Stickers are a great way for your little one to work on fine motor skills.  Peeling the sticker requires a pincer grasp in order to pull up the edge of a sticker from a sticker sheet. Your child may need you to model and/or help along the way.  This can be a difficult task for some kids. It will become easier with pract

Reading to Your Littler One

  Reading to Your Little One I wrote a blog post months ago called, “ Reading to Your Little One: Imagination Library ” . You can click on the title to go check it out. In the post I talk about the importance of reading to your child and about the Imagination Library program that I have my little one enrolled in.  Now that my little one is over a year old, I know I can’t believe it, I thought I would write another post on the importance of reading. Since we brought Maci home from the hospital we have been reading to her daily. Now that she is older she will pick out a book from her bookshelf and sit in our laps to have us read to her. We are working on putting the books away after we are done. We’re not there yet, but it's a work in progress. Maci will sit while we read her not one, but multiple books. I don’t think she would do this if we had not started reading to her so early. Even just a few months ago her attention span was not this long.  There are books on her bookshelf tha

Tape Rescue Activity

  Tape Rescue Activity for Your Little! While late night surfing Pinterest I came across this tape rescue or rescue-the-toy activity. Like the other activities I have completed I like how this activity uses items from around the house, it's low prep, and so much fun! I have seen this activity completed in a variety of ways. You can have your little one try it out in a highchair, try it vertically by taping items on the wall, tape items to a table, and/or like I did by taping items to a cookie sheet.  I would recommend this activity for those 10 months + and as always please use adult supervision with all activities! The Setup           Materials (This page contains affiliate links) Blue Painter's Tape Small Items (We used some bath toys and teethers ) Cookie sheet or other place to attach items Lay the items down where you would like them and then place about a 4-5 inch piece of tape over them. If you are trying this activity out vertically then you can place the tape on the

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Jello Dig Sensory Activity I have recently been looking for new ways to entertain my little one. I feel like she has been playing with the same toys for over 5 months. She seems to feel it too. I do try to rotate her toys so she has a variety to play with. But, I decided it was time to go on Pinterest to search for a few activities I could complete with Maci. I searched for activities that had little prep and possibly things that I already had at home. Each week I would like to complete a new activity. Not only is this fun for Maci, but for me too! Our first activity we tried was the Jello Dig. This is a great sensory activity for children 6 months to 5 years old. Here are some of the supplies you will need: throwaway aluminum tin (purchased ours from the dollar store), package of gelatin, a few of your child's favorite plastic toys (I used Maci's pacifier, four different shapes from her shape sorter, one of her spoons, and teething carrot), apron/bib, digging utensi