Traveling with a toddler

Traveling with a baby/toddler means you no longer can only bring one backpack and leave. Is it just me or do you also feel that you have to bring a million things for a week trip? Seriously, I had to pack an entire carry on bag just for our beloved lil’ Alia! :p  

Whenever we travel, I always pack a few toys and books. But this time, I brought more than usual to keep her engaged in the car and at the restaurants/friend’s house. 

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papers and a clipboard, crayons, sticker book, blocks, and several #diytoys: pom pom drop, straw drop, and button bank

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Hard vs. Soft sensory bin

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If you haven’t tried introducing sensory bins to your child, do it tomorrow! Sensory bins are always a big hit in our house (well, 95% of the time hehe). 

There are many great resources about sensory bins on the internet, but it’s basically a means to provide a tactile experience in a contained area. Continue reading