The Activity Mom Blog Review

I really enjoyed exploring the Activity Mom Blog. It has a ton of fun and simple activities that are also very educational for all different ages. Several teachers turned stay-at-home/work-at-home moms put this wonderful blog together and have hundreds of activities ranging from fine motor to gross motor to language to math and science. They also start pretty early with activities for toddlers to children in elementary school. 

Working with infants for quite some time, I really enjoyed the plethora of activities they had for babies. The blog lists things we did in the early child classroom all the time like muffin tin meals and discovery bottles. I like that they have many activities that you can put together from things you find around the house. For most children, its the simple things like plastic bottles, pots and pans and tissue rolls that you can make into an educational, enjoyable activity. 

The Activity Mom blog also has great felt board activities and activities based on children’s books. Finding new felt board stories and songs were always high on my list as an early childhood teacher as were finding activities that went along with the book we were reading that week. 

In addition to the day-to-day activities, you will find activities for special occasions and holidays as well as recipes for snacks and different types of play dough. 

They sell themed learning kits for toddler age through kindergarten called Time For Tots, linked to their blog. The kits are a bit more expensive at 25 to 30 dollars and I have not gotten to review what’s actually inside them but if they are anything like the many activities they post on their blog, I have high hopes for their kits. 

With all it has to offer, I give www.activity-mom.com five out of five stars! 

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Summer Langille, M.A, Early Childhood Education Specializing 0-8 Years

Summer has been working with children for almost 15 years. The oldest of four she’s always seen herself as a caregiver. She started off caring for children as a nanny for many years. She received her undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University and has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education specializing in birth to age eight from Long Beach State. She’s worked with infants all the way up to elementary aged children in center-based care, private school care, home-based care, back-up care and afterschool care. She was a lead teacher for an infant program and more recently a two year old/preschool program. She even had a brief stint as a brownie girl scout troop leader. She’s passionate about quality care for children and thinks the environment plays a large role in how a child learns effectively. She loves art, blocks, music, fairy gardens and picture books and wants all caregivers of children to know how important their job is to the children they care for. Summer is currently home with her baby, navigating this new role as Mama. She blogs about her family at www.summerplayshouse.com.