Turn a Book Dust Jacket into a Jigsaw Puzzle

Turn a Book Dust Jacket into a Jigsaw Puzzle

I have never minded dust jackets on books, but as Budster made the gradual switch from board books to picture books, I started noticing that they got in his way as he read. So, I made a habit of taking them off his books. This was wholeheartedly celebrated by my...
Halloween Party for Babies and Toddlers

Halloween Party for Babies and Toddlers

Last year for Halloween my son and his friends were just under one year old, and we wanted to throw a little Halloween party for babies. Nothing too sweet or scary, just a lot of sensory play, cuddly monsters and friends. When I think about a party, in my head...
Seaside Play Dough: Making Fish, Snail and Lobster

Seaside Play Dough: Making Fish, Snail and Lobster

We have recently taken a few family trips to nearby lakes, and our collection of rocks and seashells has grown accordingly. Come fall, it will be pleasant to remember our summer, while playing with some of our finds and play dough. Using my favourite recipe from the...
How to Make Wooden Teethers, Rattles and Simple Toys

How to Make Wooden Teethers, Rattles and Simple Toys

Ever wondered how to make wooden toys for kids at home? We started with teethers and rattles, and there was one tool that was particularly helpful! As one of his first toys, my son had a wooden rattle fish. As a first-time-mom, I thought it was wonderful. No plastic...
Audiobooks for Toddlers: Record Your Own Audiobooks

Audiobooks for Toddlers: Record Your Own Audiobooks

If your toddler can listen to books for hours, maybe he or she is ready for audibooks? Record audiobooks for your kids and win yourself a little time for coffee while they’re enjoying their favourite stories! When I was a little girl, I had a couple of vinyls...
Toddler’s Favourite Book: Make It Yourself

Toddler’s Favourite Book: Make It Yourself

In our family, we like creating traditions for celebrating milestones, and we certainly never fail to find more of them. I can hardly think of any parent who would not be excited about their child turning one, though. Last December, when Budster turned one, we planned...
Roller Painting for Kids

Roller Painting for Kids

Kids like working with our big tools. They also like making big projects. This painting experiment includes both: a new fun tool and a really big piece of paper! What will happen if I give my son a VERY BIG sheet of paper? I have been pondering over this question for...
Play Dough Corner for Babies and Toddlers

Play Dough Corner for Babies and Toddlers

For my son’s first birthday, he got a big package of colourful play dough cans. He loved them and played with them for a long time… stacking them into a tower. However, once the cans were open, he was not sure what to do, and neither was I. I could sculpt...
Lego Colour and Shape Sorting

Lego Colour and Shape Sorting

Budster and I continue to enjoy the possibilities that Lego bricks can provide. Do you remember our Goodnight, Gorilla game with Lego blocks? Today I would like to share one of the first games we have played. We got our bricks as an assorted lot of Duplo blocks on...
Goodnight, Gorilla: Building the Story with Lego

Goodnight, Gorilla: Building the Story with Lego

Over the last month, we saw the beginning of a passionate love that has the potential to last for many years. Budster has fallen in love with Lego. Up until now, Budster’s favourite toys have been hammers, brooms, even lemon squeezers, and of course, books and...
Books You Will Not Tire of Reading to a One-Year-Old

Books You Will Not Tire of Reading to a One-Year-Old

Do you feel like you are reading the same books to your toddler again and again? You probably are, but some books certainly get old faster than others. Here is the list of books we loved reading to our toddlers. Again and again. When our son turned eighteen months, it...
How to Get Your Child Interested in Reading

How to Get Your Child Interested in Reading

How to raise a child who is interested in reading, or better yet, loves books? Here are some ideas for how to get started from an early age! As does every parent, I have certain hopes for my son, the biggest one being for his health and safety. There is also the hope...
Organizing an Art Corner for Toddlers

Organizing an Art Corner for Toddlers

I will start this post with a confession. Far too often for my liking I concentrate on where and how to create instead of simply sitting down and starting the creative process. I worry about how much time I have left before Budster wakes up from a nap, and whether I...
Books as a Tactile Experience for Babies and Toddlers

Books as a Tactile Experience for Babies and Toddlers

Adventure in a Box is happy to participate in the Sensory Play Challenge Week Blog Hop. Please, visit other participating bloggers for more ideas on sensory play. Each day will bring a new sense into focus. The first one is tactile. Nowadays it is well-known that...
Spring Scavenger Hunt for Toddlers

Spring Scavenger Hunt for Toddlers

Adventurous spirits fly high in our family; we love treasure hunts. An Easter hunt is a must – last year I had to climb on the roof of our house to get my biggest egg. But other holidays are not a complete write-off for organizing a small treasure hunt with a...
Watercolour Painting with Toddlers

Watercolour Painting with Toddlers

When I was growing up, all I had for art supplies were a box of gouache paints and a scattering of pencils that broke whenever I tried to sharpen them . It was not because my mom did not care to develop my creativity – it was just life in a small city in early...
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