Papa please get the moon for me by Eric Carle

A sweet book about the extents a father goes to grant his little daughters wish. Little Monica wished she could get the moon in her hands to play with.  But no matter how much she stretched she couldn’t reach the moon. So she asked her father “papa, would you get the moon for me”. In a blink papa set out on a mission to get the moon.  He got a long long ladder.  Put it on top of the mountain and climbed up to the moon. When he got to the moon he realized it’s too big.  But the moon … Continue reading Papa please get the moon for me by Eric Carle

Visual shopping list

A fun addition to pretend play shopping for toddlers.   Here are 2 variations you can do with this activity. Shop the items from list A fun little activity to collect items on list to go along with our pretend shoppings. Scatter the items in different areas of house for them to find if you want to make this activity last longer 😁 Count and shop A learning twist to help recognize numbers and count I used Velcro stickers for one of each item, so that we can change up the shopping list for future plays You can also use toy fruits … Continue reading Visual shopping list

A social prescription: Power of human connections

Mental health is very much interlinked to positive parenting. Our mental state affects our children in so many direct and indirect ways. Motherhood and parenthood in general is a time when most people find themselves in a period of isolation from social connections while tending to their growing family. Today I am sharing something that has been on my mind for long but never found the right words to express. Currently many people are going through high tides of emotions during this time of social distancing, mental health is something to think about and act upon for our own wellness … Continue reading A social prescription: Power of human connections

Dates Carrot Cake

We are celebrating little ones half birthday today. We decided to bake this cake yesterday to celebrate. This is my moms recipe which she always makes during the holiday time and everyone enjoys it a lot. It is super moist and healthy for kids. Here is the recipe. Ingredients: All purpose flour / wheat flour – 1 cup Sugar – 3/4 cup Eggs – 2 Vegetable Oil – 3/4 cup Shredded carrot – 1 cup Chopped dates – 3/4 – 1 cup Nuts (cashews, almonds or walnuts) – 2tbsp Baking soda – 3/4 tsp Salt – 1 pinch Cinnamon powder … Continue reading Dates Carrot Cake

When the child knows better..

This is one aspect of Montessori that is always hard to digest since it’s so different from traditional parenting. Does the child always know better? They only have two three or four years experience on this earth after all! This is why we can’t imagine them as our equals yet and will surely interfere in their work. Children are not refined humans yet, they are exploring and learning from their nature. They know their current interest which is constantly changing as part of their development. They will do the same task over and over again until they have satisfied some … Continue reading When the child knows better..

Book review: The day the crayons quit by Drew Daywalt

Age: 3+ One day a boy named Duncan opened up his crayon box to color and found a stack of letters. It was letters from the crayons. (Check out my instagram post on the book for more inside pics of book) There is a letter from the red crayon who says its over worked because of all the coloring in fire engines, fire trucks and all. He is tired of even working the holidays, coloring in Santas for Christmas and hearts on valentines day. Gray crayon also is tired because Duncan loves drawing big animals like whales and elephants and … Continue reading Book review: The day the crayons quit by Drew Daywalt

Book review: There is a bear on my chair by Ross Collins

Age: 2+ Toddlers thrive on monotony! A little deviation from the routines is all it takes for a meltdown. The main reason I got this book was because of the title. During mealtimes both me and hubby usually sits at the same chair. If for some reason we sat on each others chair our little one will surely call us out on it. This book is about a bear who sat in a mouse chair. The mouse is trying different ways to get the bear off of his chair. But the bear doesn’t see the mouse at all and is … Continue reading Book review: There is a bear on my chair by Ross Collins

Bee family keepsake art

A keepsake footprint art we made this past weekend using homemade finger paint PS: I had planned to do it in the reverse order than the one pictured..papa bee, mama bee then bae bee. But in the rush to get little ones foot prints before she changes her mind, i got it on the wrong side of the paper. Anyhow we still loved how it turned out and we decided to hang it in our playroom 🙂 Continue reading Bee family keepsake art