Wake

Find all of your wake time activities and ideas here. Learn to calculate baby wake time, how to structure your child’s playtime from baby on up, and great toys to use in that playtime each day.

How To Calculate Waketime Length

You know waketime length is very important for good naps, but you have no idea how to calculate waketime length. When do you start? When do you end? How do… View Post

Optimal Waketime Lengths for Toddlers 12-24 Months Old

It isn’t only babies who need their waketime length correct. It is also toddlers. A toddler who is up too long can get grumpy and stay awake through the entire… View Post

The Cornerstone for Good Naps

If you want your baby to take a long nap, your baby cannot be awake too long. That is the first thing to know when you are working on fixing… View Post

Independent Playtime for the School-Aged Child

Independent Playtime is one of my favorite things from Babywise. What is not to love? Your child plays for about an hour a day–alone. This gives you an extra hour… View Post

Favorite Toys: Great Christmas Gift Ideas

Favorite Toys: Great Christmas Gift Ideas. Great gift ideas to get for your children for Christmas.  Christmas is coming!!! I love Christmas. I am a major non-procrastinator when it comes… View Post

How Independent Playtime Saved Our Homeschool

    What is Independent Playtime?   Beginning at birth, I teach my children to play independently throughout certain parts of their day. As a very young infant (birth to… View Post

The Importance of Free Play Time {and ideas for fitting it in}

It is easy to look at structured play and believe how good it is for kids. We can see value there. We seem to be discrediting the value of free… View Post