Let's just do the plus part right up front. How do you ruin a vacation when you have an 18mo in tow? Well, if they drink milk out of a glass bottle (because they are incredibly stubborn and refuse dozens of times over to drink out of a straw or sippy cup) ... ... just … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Vacation Edition (Plus HOW TO RUIN A VACATION)
I mean, we all think Elton John was singing, "Hold me closer, Tony Danza," right? Was Johnny Rivers singing, "Secret agent man" or "Secret Asian man?" Does it matter at a party/wedding if we get the lyrics right as long as our lips are moving and some kind of word is coming out? (Apparently if … Continue reading Mis-sung Lyrics, Toddler-Style
It's well know that songs can help kids learn things better. Put a bunch of information to the tune of a known song, and they'll memorize it much easier than repetition, flash cards, or the (tedious) like. I haven't used that yet for Toddler, but I think I will soon. First I need to learn … Continue reading Top 3 Songs We’ve Co-opted To Get Our Kids To Do Something
Sometimes dinnertime is a total cluster f*&^, and I'd rather skip right to bedtime than eat my meal, no matter how hungry I am. But more and more lately - maybe because we're finally getting a handle on feeding four people at once - dinnertime is becoming a fun time when we laugh together. There … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Crazy Dinnertime Laughs!
Our house is usually full of song - or songs, more like it. Toddler used to stay mute when prompted to sing songs with others at story time or at home. But who really likes lame-o songs like The Itsy Bitsy Spider, anyway?! Bring on the Beatles! Now that she listens to songs that are … Continue reading Her Five Favorite Songs