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Sequencing Cards

Sweet Pea was 4 years old.

From: One of our friends gave us a set of Brain Quest Cards and Sweet Pea went crazy over the ones that involved story sequencing. Sequencing is a great early literacy activity so I found heavy cardboard sequencing cards on Amazon. I also bought a workbook of cut […]

Mighty Mind

Sweet Pea is 47 months old.

From: I kept seeing the Mighty Mind product pop up on my Amazon recommendations and decided to try it. (Apparently Amazon thinks I am a 4 year-old child. All my recommendations are decidedly geared towards the preschool set. You think I might enjoy reading the new Jean Auel’s […]

Foam Shape Puzzles

Sweet Pea is 45 months old.

From: The Activity Mom blogged about these cute foam shape puzzles and Walking by the Way did a slightly easier version of them.


Self-adhesive foam shapes (or non-adhesive shapes and glue). 2 or 3 sheets of card stock or heavy paper. Scissors. Sharpie. Basket or bowl […]

Foam Puzzles

Sweet Pea is 31 months old.

From: We got this set of 4 foam puzzles as a gift from Sweet Pea’s grandma.


Foam Puzzles (I couldn’t find the exact set that we were given. Here is a link to an uppercase and lowercase puzzle that Carissa from 1+1+1=1 recommends, plus […]

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 […]

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 […]