The Busy Blog

Child using a screen to play games
Steve Lloyd

Screens: Helpful or Hindering?

Technology has come a long way from when we were kids, and we should feel lucky that our kids have so much access to the excitement of the world. Screens can be really helpful, we just can’t lose sight of the goodness the real world still has to offer.

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baby sleeping in a crib
Steve Lloyd

If Naptime Is a Struggle, Read This

As adults, we treasure any 20-minute span of time we can lay our heads down and rest. But for whatever reason, children don’t quite understand the great gift they are allowed that is naps. Here are some helpful tips to try if naptime in your home just isn’t happening.

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Apple bagel snack
Steve Lloyd

Snack Healthier!

When you have a busy schedule, it can be really easy to put unhealthy foods into your body, especially when those foods work with a grab-and-go lifestyle.
Here is the key having healthy snacks available during the day: Prepping the night before!

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fish tank
Steve Lloyd

Classroom Pets

Here at Busy Little Hands, we love our kids to explore the natural world. A big part of that world is animals. Having classroom pets is a great way to expose children to small animals and their habits, as well as teach them responsibility and teamwork. Understanding and having empathy for animals is key to a child’s development, and a fuzzy little creature is so fun to have around the classroom.

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boy packing
Steve Lloyd

Traveling with Children

Family vacations can be a blast – whether it’s taking a road trip cross country to visit Grandma or an exciting excursion to Disney Land, trips with the family are always memorable. However, traveling with kids can also be difficult: Someone could get sick, kids can be fussy, and travel routes can take unexpected turns. What is the trick to a successful family vacation where everyone has a good time?

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organized toddler items
graham

Tips for Organization

Raising kids is hard enough without all the added stress of a messy household. First, having tiny toys and miniature clothes for a newborn around the house is fun and exciting, but the next thing you know its a mess! Today’s blog post covers a few tips and tricks that can help organize your home!

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woman holding baby
Steve Lloyd

Signs You Have a Bad Babysitter

If you choose the right one, a babysitter can be a blessing sent from above. But there are babysitters out there who are more trouble than they are worth. Here are some signs you have a bad babysitter on your hands, and some ideas about what to do about it.

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game pieces made by children in our preschool
Steve Lloyd

Matching Game How-To

Hello Friends of Busy Little Hands! We all know that learning numbers and counting at an early age better prepares children for success when they move on to kindergarten and beyond. But what if a child is having difficulties counting and recognizing numbers, or if they just can’t get into counting because it just doesn’t seem very fun?

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