Why Frozen 2 is the Perfect Movie for a Toddler with Anxiety

Toddlers with anxiety can learn SO much from Frozen 2 – Elsa and Anna both display awesome coping skills and healthy responses for anxious kids.

If you have a toddler or preschooler of any kind, then Frozen 2 is surely on your radar already. But if you have a toddler with anxiety, then it needs to be at the top of your to-do list!

My four-year-old son has been an anxious child for literally his whole life. I know that probably sounds ridiculous (if you’ve never had a kid with anxiety, at least), but it really has been apparent from the earliest days with him. Continue Reading

How to Make a Reverse Advent Calendar

Reverse Advent Calendars are a fun Christmas countdown that will teach toddlers about the joy of giving during the holiday season. What a fun family Christmas tradition!

Reverse Advent Calendars just might be my new favorite holiday tradition this year!

I love traditional advent calendars – my family has a felt Christmas tree with little plush ornaments for each day that we’ve had hanging on the wall every year for as long as I can remember, and my husband’s family does a new daily treat calendar each year.

Those are all good and fun, but this year, as my son is getting older and more aware of the world around him, I wanted to start teaching him and his sister what’s really important at the holidays – and I don’t mean the overload of gifts. Continue Reading

Best Learning Gifts for 3 Year Old Toddlers in 2019

3-year-olds can be hard to buy gifts for, but these STEM and STEAM learning toys are great gift ideas for any 3-year-old toddler -- girl or boy!

Gifts for 3-year-olds can be particularly tough to choose – they’re still very much “toddlers,” but they’re growing more and more into “preschoolers” every day.

At this age, they start to be more into activities than just toys, so STEM / learning toys can be great gifts, whether it’s for the holidays or a birthday. Continue Reading