summer activities for toddlers and preschoolers

Super Fun Summer Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Despite some unpredictable weather, before long it will be time to enjoy warmth and summer sun. Enjoy these fun summer activities for toddlers and preschoolers guaranteed to bring laughter and joy to your home. Water Fun It goes without saying. The summer is the perfect time to enjoy a variety of fun age appropriate water…

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types of preschool programs

What Types of Preschool Programs are Best for My Child?

Deciding the right types of preschool programs for your children canbe a daunting decision. There are so many options available: Waldorf, Montessori, and more! Each program has its own unique characteristics and educational techniques. So how can you decide where to send your child? Let’s take a moment to break done some of the more…

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5 Signs That Your Child is Ready for Preschool

The transition from toddlerhood to attending a preschool can be a daunting one for young parents. What are 5 signs that your child is ready for preschool? Your Child is Potty-Trained Does your child go to the bathroom independently during the day and at night, or is she prone to “accidents” and wets herself on…

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Choosing the Right Infant Daycare for Your Child

Choosing the right infant daycare for your child involves everything from researching local infant daycare centers certification and scheduling, to truly evaluating your own unique situation and finding the childcare option that best meets the needs of your family. Cost and Safety More than almost any other factor, cost often is the first thing that…

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fussy eater

5 Tips for Fussy Eaters

Fussy babies and toddlers can make mealtimes difficult. It’s not easy when everything you offer is wrong, even foods that were loved the day before. It’s made even more difficult when they can’t tell you what they like and don’t like, or why. These tips can help you deal with your fussy eater, without feeling…

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winter activities

Toronto Kid Friendly Winter Activities

There are so many kid-friendly winter activities in Toronto. Some are indoors, and some are outdoors. You may need to bundle up and face the cold, so you can enjoy the time with your kids but these activities are so much fun, braving the winter weather will make it worth it! Tobogganing At Riverdale Park…

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Great Learning and Educational Toys

Great Learning and Educational Toys

We’re always on the lookout for great new toys.  Educational toys are especially important for toddlers, who are constantly learning and growing.  They don’t just keep children entertained; they keep teach them new, important skills – walking, counting and writing chief among them.  You’re looking for something durable – because toddlers can be hard on…

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Fun Things to Do in Toronto With Toddlers

Fun Things to Do in Toronto With Toddlers

Getting out and about can sometimes be difficult with toddlers in tow.  Fortunately, Toronto is filled with plenty of activities that can be enjoyed by the entire family, including young ones.  We’re not specifically looking at toddler-oriented events here; these are places to go and things to do that anyone can enjoy, but also have…

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Compassionate Books for Young Readers

One of the most important things books do for children is help them establish the way they interact with the world.  It reinforces behaviors, morals and guides for interacting with the world around them, teaching them things like kindness, empathy and compassion through stories and examples.  In all honesty, they can be a great antidote…

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Funny Books to Read With Your Kids

Funny Books to Read With Your Kids

Laughing and having fun when reading with your kids is a great time for everyone involved.  It’s great for family bonding, it’s great for promoting learning, it’s a load of fun – it’s the best of all possible worlds.  We love turning reading time into laugh time – here are some of our absolute favorite…

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Great Words of Encouragement for Your Children

Great Words of Encouragement for Your Children

It’s important to give your children positive feedback.  It helps boost their self-esteem and to show your love and support.  We’re told this time and time again, and it really is a very important part of parenting. The problem is, no one really tells us what sort of words of encouragement to use.  We rely…

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Fun Fall Family Activities

Fun Fall Family Activities

With the temperature dropping and school starting up again, fall is a big change from summer.  That means the sorts of activities you can do with your children change, as well.  That being said, the cold weather and occasional rain or snow doesn’t mean outdoor activities are off the menu!  Here are some fun seasonal…

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Tips for Cleaning Up After Art Activities

Tips for Cleaning Up After Art Activities

Everyone always says how important it is to encourage your child’s creativity, and it’s really true.  Arts and crafts inspire their creativity, boosts their manual dexterity and increases their self-confidence. It also can leave a massive mess behind. I know one of the things that makes me hesitant about setting up arts and crafts projects…

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3 Hilarious Children's Books

3 Hilarious Children’s Books

Learning stick a lot better when it’s fun.  This is true in all walks of life, but especially when it comes to reading.  Having fun during reading improves reading comprehension and increases reading retention, helping boost learning and reading skills quickly.  That explains the ongoing popularity of children’s authors like Dr. Seuss – by incorporating…

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Fun Educational Activities for Young Children

Fun Educational Activities for Young Children

Our theme this month is education continuing at home.  It can be hard, at times, to think of new ways to help expand your child’s learning opportunities in fun and exciting ways.  That’s alright – there’s no need to re-invent the wheel.  There are many great resources available to help you come up with some…

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Learning Continues At Home

Learning Continues At Home

Your child’s educational development is very important.  That’s why here at Lullaboo, we’re very proud of our preschool program, where we encourage all to participate in both large and small group activities.  These include dramatic, play, arts and crafts, sensory experiences, cooking, woodworking, small and large motor activities, outdoor play and special field trips. That…

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Fun Nonfiction Books for Kids

Fun Nonfiction Books for Kids

Books are fantastic gift ideas for young children.  At that age, they’re eager to learn about the world and things that interest them – kids will often read the same book literally hundreds of times if it’s about their favorite things.  We’re also in a bit of a renaissance for children’s writing – in both…

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Great Toys to Inspire STEM Learning!

Great Toys to Inspire STEM Learning!

Playtime is an important part of any child’s development – and as a parent, you can help guide that development by providing them with toys, games and activities that will boost their education.  STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – is a great set of skills that can be easily developed through toys and…

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The Importance of Play for Young Children

The Importance of Play for Young Children

The instinct to do everything you can to help your children develop is a noble one, of course.  There’s a feeling that you should be doing everything you can to help them through guided activities, designed to get the most out of their time.  While these “enrichment” and adult-directed activities are a great way to…

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Great Books for Parents

Great Books for Parents

There’s nothing like settling in with a good book.  Whether you’re reading one for advice, for comfort – or just to laugh and relax – a book is the perfect way to end a day. We love books here at Lullaboo.  We want to share with you a few of our favorites – modern takes…

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