Meet Jean Warren and Preschool Express

February 19, 2010

I was “googling around” for toddler activities the other day when I came across Jean Warren and her fabulous with wonderful ideas and activities for parents and teachers to do with toddlers and preschoolers. Do check it out – over and over again! Of course I loved the train theme (so does Grandpa Ron!) but all the ideas for learning, skill building, reading, singing, games, activities, parties, food and cooking with kids, etc., etc., etc., just go on and on! You’ll surely find some stations that will keep your toddler engaged and eager for more! Do check it out!

You can also check out my other blogposts at for ideas and activities that I have noted! 🙂

Library Visit

November 13, 2009

Today Austin and I spent two hours at the library reading lots of different books that he picked out. The day was rainy so we stayed inside! It was a lot of fun! He would pick several books out and hand them to me. Then we sat in the Children’s Room and read them together. Then he picked out some more. We read them. Then I thought he was done but he pulled out a book he recognised from school called Ladybug Girl by Jacky Davis (Author) and David Soman (Author, Illustrator) and he wanted to take it home to show Mom. BUT I didn’t have Mom’s library card with me and he had to write his name to get his own card, so the librarian suggested we either put it on 3 day save or go up to the Reading Room to read it. Austin decided to read it NOW so we made it up the stairs to the Reading Room only after side-stepping for Austin to grab a transportation picture book and a horse picture book as well. So that was another hour or so.

At the end we signed a hard-cover Grandpa Do It! I Do It, Too book and donated it to the library – since it is HIS library after all. That was fun, too!

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Indoor Activities for Kids or Grandkids

September 4, 2009

Today I have several links for indoor activities for kids or grandkids. My daughter says it will be raining this weekend in Portland, so here are some home-spun fun ideas. has a whole page of frugal fun. has easy indoor games and crafts. has a list of indoor activities. eHow has another fun page of all kinds of activities. has a list of 10 Best Rainy Day Games For Kids as well. Should get your imagination started if nothing else!!

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