Trying to choose holiday toys for your little ones?

The experts at Zero to Three offer these ideas for choosing toys that will grow with your child, challenge her, and nurture her thinking, physical, language, and social-emotional skills: * Open ended, multi-use like blocks, play silks/cloths, cups *imaginary toys that will grow with your child *real “tools” and things including child-sized utensils, pots/pans, cloths…

Holiday Helpers

Don’t forget that your littlest family members love to “help” with the holiday baking and meal preparation, too. Whether it’s singing Pat-A-Cake or a Christmas carol with you…or simply stirring…they can be helpers in the kitchen and have fun with you, too. Here are some additional tips for enjoying cooking with your little ones and…

Looking for sledding spots in Milford?

Wondering where there are good sledding hills nearby? * Behind Jacques Elementary School in Milford (good for little ones), 9 Elm St., Milford * Hill behind the barn next to the horse pasture at Educational Farm at Joppa Hill (nice toddler size), 174 Joppa Hill Rd, Bedford * Carnival Hill in Wilton (Hillside Rd, Wilton)…

Outdoor play and development

Did you know that simply going to the playground to play with your little one can support their healthy gross motor development? Gross motor skills include crawling, standing, walking, running, jumping, climbing, skipping, dancing…Large movements that involve moving arms, legs, or your entire body are “gross motor.” Playground and backyard play provide a fun environment…