Category Archives: Parenting

Best Parenting Books

I’ve read a lot of parenting books and the following are my favorites top 10 parenting books that every parent should read. These books will show you how to know your baby better and why is it important for you to understand how babies learn and develop a creative mindset at a young age. If you have a baby or expecting one, I highly recommended that you read at least one of these books.

Top Parenting Books 2017

1. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

2. The Happiest Baby on the Block

3. Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

4. Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting From Birth to Six Years

5. Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool

 

6. The 5 Love Languages of Children

7. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know

8. The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls

9. The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls

10. On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the GIFT of Nighttime Sleep

 

Paper Crafts for Kids

Paper Crafts are good indoor activities for kids. Your kid will learn to be creative at an early age and it is a lot of fun. Here are some of the best blogs I found that teaches you how to do all kinds of paper crafts for kids.

1. craftymorning.com – Creative Crafts and DIY projects for kids

2. notimeforflashcards.com – Crafts – No Time For Flash Cards

3. thecraftycrow.net – Things to Make and Do, Crafts and Activities for Kids – The Crafty Crow

4. we-made-that.com – We Made That – Family Fun for Everyone

5. makeandtakes –  Make and Takes – Kids Crafts

6. onecraftyplace.com – One Crafty Place – Simple craft ideas for kids and families

7. craftjr.com – Kids Crafts and more

8. iheartcraftythings.com – I heart crafty things

9. handmadekidsart.com – Hand Made Kids Art – Art Ideas to Grow Creative Kids

10. craftsbyamanda.com – Crafts by Amanda – easy craft tutorials for kids and adults

11. mollymoocrafts.com – MollyMoo- crafts for kids and their parents

12. handsonaswegrow.com – Crafts for kids to make

13. sproutonline.com – Crafts for Preschoolers & Kids Recipes

14. thechirpingmoms.com – The Chirping Moms: Crafts & Recipes

15. doodlesandjots.com – Nature Inspired, Creative, Practical Mom Blog

How to organize baby toys

Did you find more and more toys occupies your room, your kitchen and your living room? One  hint is not to keep buying new toys.

I know babies always like to play with new toys. They get tired of those toys after they play over a certain period. So what to do is put the old toys in your storage room, if they play them less now, no need to put them in your living room, Just put some new toys your baby is still interested. After they don’t desire to play with them, grab some old toys (not all of them) back to replace the new playthings. Babies are forgettable, after a couple days, they will be happy to work with them once more.

Some toys are neat, but if your baby doesn’t know how to operate them until now, then just put in your storage room, lease them out after your infant grows up.

Throw away some toys if they drop some parts and not working probably, why do you desire to save them in any case?

Some small toys like blocks, put them on a playmate or blanket for baby to play, in case you miss one piece of them. If you have a bunch of balls, lay them in a container, don’t let them fall over the place,  you don’t want your child to get tripped by a ball and this way your home looks less messed.

 

Best Baby Toys of 2014

1 year to 2 years is the period for babies to start absorbing and thinking, sticking out and walking.

They wish to grab everything, discover everywhere in the house. They have infinity energies, everything becomes their toys at home. At this period, good toys can help children improve motor and sensory capabilities faster

How to select a safe toy for children at this critical point?

1. Don’t pick anything too small, as we know, they put everything into their mouth. Pick up the toilet paper roll, if the toys go through the roll, they might be too small for babies. It is serious when they swallow those little things.

2. If they like, everything around us could be baby toys. However, some stuff should never be babies’ toy such as

A. Cell phone, iPad, etc. They are bad for babies ‘eyes, I understand the bright screen is very attractive for babies, but their eyes are not fully developed, the screen might be damaging their eyes.

B. anything with sharp edge like forks, toothpick, I don’t like to let my baby play around with a fork, they might trip when they walk.

C. Avoid Toxic toys. Anything like makeup,painting, they have certainly lead, lead could cause children brain damage.

D. Anything with strings,  it is easy to rope wrapped around the child’s finger or neck, might cause baby suffocation if they don’t know how to get rid of it.

E. Mask.

3. Choose something can practice their motor or language skills.

Below are top baby toys I recommend for 1 to 2 years old babies.

1. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

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Vtech Sit-to Stand Learning Walker have Two modes of play, learning and music, on the activity panel will keep youngsters engaged while they learn. In learning mode, insert the shape sorters or press the three shape buttons to learn shapes. Baby will enjoy spinning the three flowers to hear fun phrases, sound effects, and a melody or pressing the piano keys to learn colors, numbers and animal sounds. In music mode, insert the shape sorters or press the three shape buttons to hear upbeat melodies and fun sound effects. Baby can also press the piano keys to play piano notes.

2. Mega Blocks First Builders Big Building Bag

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It is the perfect toy for your little building fan who is just learning how to build with his own two hands. Give him the opportunity to stimulate his imagination and learning skills while encouraging discovery, fine motor skills and open-ended play. The practical storage bag keeps all of the pieces securely in one place and comes with a hand-strap to make carrying the blocks a snap!Ideal for children 1 year old and up!

3. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy

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The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy helps to promote baby’s fine motor skills with a light-up heart, paws, tummy and ear, each responding to baby’s touch while encouraging his eye-hand coordination. In addition, baby’s sensory development is strengthened through Puppy’s soft, plush exterior, light-up heart and sing-along songs. Musical fun and games include Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Pat-a-Cake, a special “I Love You” song, and more. Academics are explored through lessons on letters, numbers, feelings, parts of the body and so much more!

4. Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse

 

The Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse is a wonderful nighttime friend for baby. When she is cuddled her belly gently glows and she plays over 5 minutes of music and ocean sounds. The music is comprised of 8 gentle lullabies and classical selections along with soothing sounds of the sea (2 ocean tracks). After 5 minutes the sounds and lights will gently fade out so as not to disturb baby. Perfectly sized for baby to hug the Soothe and Glow seahorse is a soft and cuddly addition to any crib. Mom can choose low or high volume or turn off altogether.

5. Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Activity Center

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Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Activity Center allows baby to choose from eight undersea activities to engage in play and use coordination skills. The cozy sand-dollar patterned cradling seat rotates 360° to give baby access to all toy stations. Interactive play stations include a three-mode piano with ocean sounds and classical music melodies, octopus popper, whale spinner, turtle pull toy, and more. The melody maker detaches so little ones can listen to it wherever they go.