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Pegs and Pegboards

Sweet Pea is 32 months old.

From: I can’t remember where I saw these first, but I ordered some from the Oriental Trading Company several months ago.


Pegs and a Peg Board (FYI: I am currently running a giveaway for some of our extra ones here.)

Observations: I tried to show […]


A Bike for Christmas

Sweet Pea is 31 months old.

Sweet Pea has been asking for a bike ever since she saw her Grandpa riding one last summer. When we asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she begged for a “blue bike! blue bike!”, so Santa (Thank You Aunt Jackie!) brought Sweet Pea a balance bike […]



Sweet Pea is 30 months old.

From: When I was younger, I was crazy about Zoobooks, which is a high quality children’s magazine about animals. I thought I might subscribe, and happily discovered that the Zoobooks company now makes a magazine for younger kids called Zootles and one for toddlers called Zoobies. Our […]


Yoga Kids

Sweet Pea is 30 months old.

Sweet Pea demonstrates Downward Facing Dog.


From: Sweet Pea really likes joining me for WiiFit Yoga so when I read about a Yoga Kids dvd on The Adventures of Bear blog, I immediately ordered it from our library.


Yoga Kids dvd. dvd player.


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Reusable Workbooks / Kumon’s My First Book of Tracing

Sweet Pea is 29 months old.

From: I had a comment from Barkey’s Mommy on my Kumon Let’s Color post recommending something like this. I also saw this entry describing how to create re-usable workbooks at Teaching My Little Bookworm.


Kumon My First Book of Tracing (or any other appropriate workbook). […]


Melissa & Doug – Cutting Food Box

Sweet Pea is 27 months old.

From: We bought this Melissa & Doug Cutting Food Box at a local toy store.



Observations: This set contains a wooden knife and cutting board, along with several painted wooden food items. Each piece of food is composed of several sections that are […]


Melissa & Doug – Bear Family Dress-Up Puzzle

Sweet Pea is 26 months old.

From: I have been looking for some good puzzles / toys for Sweet Pea and I just loved this fun Melissa & Doug Bear Family Dress Up Puzzle that I saw at The Learning Tree.

Observations: There are 3 bears and 5 different puzzle pieces for each […]


Kumon Let’s Color

Sweet Pea is 26 months.


Kumon Let’s Color (I bought mine from Target.) Crayola Twistables Crayons ( I also found these at Target.)

Procedure: The book itself and each page contains instructions for presentation.

Observations: The book has a lot of instructions for a coloring book, which I liked. The first page discusses […]


Letter Puzzle

Sweet Pea is 25 months old.

From: Sweet Pea’s chunky 4 and 5 piece puzzles were getting too easy for her so I picked up this letter puzzle from Target for about $10.

Observations: This puzzle was much harder for Sweet Pea than I thought it was going to be. I wrongly assumed […]


Kumon Let’s Sticker and Glue Book – Part 2

From: I first posted about this Kumon Let’s Sticker and Paste book here. In the meantime, I received a great comment from Julie at The Adventures of Bear about how to make sticker work easier for tots. She suggested that I peel the excess sticker material off of the sheet, leaving only the stickers […]