Educational Apps and Websites We Love

We are huge advocates of educational apps and games. We have used them for years! Sometimes screen time can be a delicate balance, but if there is plenty of educational screen time happening, I don’t mind more screen time. We have tried lots of different learning apps and websites, but I wanted to feature our top 3 favorites.

Top Educational Apps for Kids on [Read more…]

Toy Emporium: Colors and Numbers Toddler Game

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Colors and Numbers Toddler Game on

It is really inspiring to watch my daughter’s interest in learning grow each and everyday. I am constantly blown away with what information she retains and how much she knows as a two year old. It is really fun to help her learn new things, but sometimes I get caught in a funk and have a hard time coming up with new activities that she can do that would be educational too. Often times, I will look online for new activities, but most of them down’t keep her attention for too long. Thankfully I discovered [Read more…]

DIY Interactive Toddler Number Book

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My daughter absolutely loves to count. She counts everything she finds. This book is great because she can read it and count along with it, she can admire the cute pictures that she is counting, and she can even draw on it and practice writing her letters! It is perfect for toddlers because they get excited about back to school time, but she isn’t old enough to go to school yet, so she gets to learn with this fun book at home.

DIY Number Book from for The Ribbon Retreat

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ABC 123 Learning Center

My daughter absolutely loves Sesame Street. She especially loves it when they talk about letters and numbers. She tries really hard to say the letters or numbers that she can remember, but she doesn’t know what each of them look like just yet. She enjoys pretending to read whenever she sees letters, but her 2 year old brain just hasn’t caught on as far as matching the names of letters with the actual letters themselves. I knew I wanted to make some sort of ABC 123 station for her so that she could start to see the numbers and letters in their order. What a better way to do that than with vinyl?

There really isn’t much of a tutorial involved with this, but I wanted to be sure to share this because I think it is a really easy way to create a fun learning space in your home!

ABC 123 Learning Center

For this, you need…

*Indoor vinyl in 2 different colors

*Vinyl cutter

*Transfer tape

Go onto your vinyl cutting software and type all of the letters of the alphabet and cut them out.

Then, go on and type the numbers 1-10 and cut them out on the second color of vinyl.

Weed out excess vinyl and apply transfer tape to the vinyl. Peel off and apply to the surface that you will be using for your ABC 123 station. I used the side of my daughter’s dresser.

ABC 123 Learning Station

Now she has a fun little learning area in her room! This could be done with chalkboard or dry erase vinyl too to help kids learn to write each of the numbers and letter of the alphabet too! I would recommend waiting til your kids are old enough to understand that it is okay to draw on the letters, but not on the walls or furniture.

What kind of learning stations would you make with vinyl?