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    Activities and Crafts
    8 Fun (Mess-Free) Activities for Toddlers
    Toddlers seem to have boundless energy and a healthy curiosity that can, at times, create some pretty big messes around the house. You can stay one step ahead of the game by putting together a few fun activities for toddlers at home that will kee...
  • A child playing instruments for National Music Week
    Entertainment and Activities
    4 Easy Homemade Musical Instruments for National Music Week
    National Music Week is the first full week in May. It's a great opportunity to introduce your kids to the art of making music. To start, here are four homemade musical instruments you can make with your child. If you have four kids, you can make ...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Playdough
    6 Homemade Playdough Recipes
    Everyone seems to have a favorite playdough recipe, and many old favorites have been included here. Some require cooking and some don't; some are meant to be eaten and some are not. Choose the recipe that best suits your needs and the ingredients...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Kid holding macaroni necklace craft
    Entertainment and Activities
    5 Awesome Mess-Free Crafts for Kids
    If you're tired of wiping paint off of your table or vacuuming glitter out of the rug, try out these mess-free crafts to keep your kiddos creative and occupied. Paper Plate Masks Photo source: Brassy Apple No paint necessary for your toddler...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Activities for Toddlers
    12 Toddler Playtime Activities Using Common Household Items
    Looking for some easy imagination playtime activities for your busybody toddler or preschooler? Just check your cabinets, toy box, or recycling bin for some new "toys" and supplies for playtime. All of these activities use basic household items t...
    Erin Dower
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    Car Games
    Top Toys for Traveling Toddlers
    It can be tough to keep rambunctious rugrats entertained for long car trips or plane rides. Curb on-the-move melt-downs with these great travel toys and games for toddlers. ...
  • Child Playing with Homemade Clay
    Clay
    Homemade Clay Recipes
    Use the following recipes to make clay that can be rolled or shaped into sculptures. Some clays should be dried overnight, while others are best baked in an oven. When hard, sculptures can be decorated and preserved with acrylic paint or finish. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Activities With Food
    Harvest Bowling
    Harvest Bowling Activity for an individual child or a group Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: 5 small dried gourds Masking tape 1 or 2 small round pumpkins Help develop your child's motor skills while exposing h...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Nursery Rhymes
    Hey Diddle Diddle
    Hey Diddle Diddle Activity for a group Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: Cut-out or photograph of a cow Cut-out or photograph of the moon Masking tape 1 sheet poster board Use the famous nursery rhyme to help yo...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Following Directions
    In and Out the Doors
    In and Out the Doors Activity for a group Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: Variable By playing this fun game, your child will be learning the directions in, out, and through. It is also a great way to build large motor skills. Once ...
  • TravelToys,TravelToysforToddlers,PortableToys,CarSeatBuddies
    Car Games
    Top Toys for Traveling Toddlers
    It can be tough to keep rambunctious rugrats entertained for long car trips or plane rides. Curb on-the-move melt-downs with these great travel toys and games for toddlers. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Paper Crafts
    Rainbow Discs
    Rainbow Discs Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: 6 paper plates Scissors Red, yellow, and blue cellophane White craft glue Here is a way for your child to truly see the world thro...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Toddlers
    Way Up in the Sky
    Way Up in the Sky Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Your child will enjoy this cute action rhyme. It is more fun when you exaggerate the voices and use a high pitch when the birds are talki...
  • School and Learning
    Birds
    Bird in the Cage
    Bird in the Cage Activity for an individual child Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 1 hour Materials: Small toy bird, bought or homemade Balloon White craft glue Water Small bowl Yarn or twine Your child will love finding the bird in...
  • Indoor activities
    Entertainment and Activities
    The Top 5 Indoor Activities for Toddlers
    Fall is here, and the weather is getting dodgier by the day. Before you know it, cool nights will give way to cooler days, then rain and snow. No longer will you be able to throw open the back door and let your little one run free, or take a jaun...
    Laurie Mega
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Self-Care Activities
    Sparkle Germs
    Sparkle Germs Activity for an individual child Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes Materials: Craft glitter Young children are often resistant to washing their hands. It is hard for them to understand things that they cannot...