Games and Activities for Toddlerhood (and Beyond!)

The following post is by contributor Emily Carter of The Pilot”s Wife.

I may have a degree in Early Childhood Education and years of experience in childcare and teaching, but I”m going to admit something today:  keeping young children entertained and occupied can be challenging!

My son is currently 2 1/2 and a ball of unending energy. I turn around for just a moment to fix a snack and find a trail of destruction through the house.

Adding to the frustration, popular media would have you believe that you constantly need something new and shiny every few weeks to keep up with your child”s developmental needs.

In my search for ideas, I”ve come across a few wonderful resources that will help you breathe new life into the things you already have in your home.

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Keeping the Family Schedule Organized: Our Chalkboard Calendar

The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.

A simple and handy way to keep a family’s schedule organized is with a chalk board calendar. We’ve been using a chalkboard calendar for about five years now.  I keep ours updated weekly and it is an easy way to communicate to my family what is on our agenda.

I use it to record appointments, library days, holidays, and other special events.

My youngest two children are still in the “go with the flow” stage, but my nine year old really likes to be able to check in with the calendar and see what we’re going to be up to each day of the week.

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Weekend Links – Feed. Play. Love., the April Action Pack, and more!

Feed. Play. Love.

Part of my plans for the month of April include calling in to listen to .  The virtual conference is FREE to register for and listen to live and has been organized by Donna Ashton and Kiva Leatherman.

They have got some really wonderful speakers lined up – I know I am especially looking forward to Kim John Payne, Sharifa Oppenheimer, and Malika Chopra.

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A Few April Treasures (no fooling!)

The following is by editor Kara Fleck.

April is going to be a neat month at Simple Kids, if I do say so myself.  Among other things, we’re discussing creating kid-friendly spaces within the home and some organizing techniques for those spaces, too.

We’ve also got some fun guest posts coming up and some giveaways that I think you guys are going to really enjoy, as well. I’ve even been recording some vlogs to share so that you guys can see some of our kids’ spaces and organizing systems for them in action!

April Treasures From the Archives

Before we dive into another month, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the archives and unearth a few treasures for the month of April …

Egg Carton Crafts

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