Have you ever wonder what activities will work for your toddler? Well, here are some activities that your toddler or younger children will love.
Toddlercise is an exercise that encourages your active toddler to develop and utilize their gross motor skills. This activity will allow your little one develop their skills, such as over under hard-eye coordination, skipping, balance, hopping, jumping and running.(courtesy of MWR Pensacola family fitness center)
A course you can pull this awesome activity up on You tube or you can definitely attend a Zumbini class. This activity encourages your toddler to move around to the beat of their own drum. I believe it teaches them individuality. With Zumbini your toddler is building the cognitive, social, and motor skills. This is an awesome opportunity to combine learning and fun.
We all have that toddler that loves to sit on their hand or lay on the floor. I figured why not teach my toddler the various yoga poses in a safe and encouraging manner. I went out and bought my daughter a beautiful mat and she loves it! This is definitely a bonding activity that your child will not outgrow.
Tag your it!
I know everyone is familiar with this centuries old activity that we all have tried as kids. Tag has been something that we play inside/outdoors, but I encourage this to be an outdoor activity so that everyone can get some fresh air.
Teaching your kids to swim is awesome because they will boost their confidence and it can reduce the risk of drowning. When your little one is confident then they are less likely to get stressed about the pool and they will enjoy the experience.
Today’s blog focuses on the recent changes that I made to my daughter’s bedroom/guest room. This small makeover has been in the making for 6 months. The sudden motivation to work on my daughter’s room was brought on my recent diagnosis of needing a hip replacement. With that in tow I decided to make her room more accessible for the visitors who will be coming to help care for my family and I.
The image above is courtesy of me and the lack of organization. lol
Mariah is now able to go into her room and play, she doesn’t require the hands on supervision and she is free to play however she wishes. This process definitely took me a few days because every time I put something up she would go behind me and take it back out. (lol)
She really is enjoying her new space because she can actually see all of the toys that she owns, which is so exciting for her. I do suggest that if you want your toddler to play with their learning material that you get a laminate material to cover the cards or books. You will be really happy if you did this because it will prolong the life of their educational material. I also used a laminate plastic to cover her artwork for her art wall. (no image available-still in the works!)
The image below shows the improvements to her room, there is more to her makeover but I wanted to give you guys a little sample.
The plastic storage bins in the above image was purchased from the local dollar tree. The rug was purchased from a store called 5 Below, which is officially one of my top favorite stores to get cool house or out door supplies for under 5 bucks.
This entire room makeover was literally under $20 and I am so glad that my daughter has a space that she can call her own. This is her first bedroom that she actually has a chance to enjoy, especially since we moved from our Georgia home before she was 12 months old. I definitely am not finished with the makeover, but this is a one day at a time project. So if you are looking towards doing a makeover for your child’s room you can refer to Pinterest for inexpensive ideas.
So I am going to leave you with this, anything is possible if you just believe.
P.S. Always be open to change and improvement.
Today’s topic is focused on me becoming an ordained minister.
About a month ago I embarked on a spiritual journey, trying to figure out my purpose in life. I began the journey with yoga, changing the way I ate and t attending church conferences. Becoming ordained is not something I shared with many people, it is something that I’ve really kept quiet until now. As a kid I always wanted to become a minister so that I could marry those in the LGBT community, because honestly I feel that love is love no matter the sex, gender or creed. At the end of the day God has the final say.
I feel that becoming a minister is not all about pushing religion on someone, but it is about building that spiritual connection with your higher power. I want to help people to understand that it is okay to have a spiritual connection with yourself and the things that you love. Honestly with the ministry that I am building, I don’t want to throw the bible in anyone’s face but to welcome them with open arms and to encourage them to live in a positive light. I believe strongly that if you lead a spiritual life than you can change the way you feel physically and spiritually.
Honestly speaking, How many people do you know say that they believe in God and he knows my heart? Then they are also open about not attending church. From my prospective I believe that no matter where you are in life you can always uphold a spiritual connection with God (Higher Power). God is not only living in the church, but He should also be living within you. So I leave you with this, Find your purpose!