25 Words All Toddlers Should Know By Age 2

Below are words by that most children include in their early vocabularies.  If a parent is too busy to do this physically, you can also turn to technology for help. For example, touch based devices such as the iPad are let toddlers know new words on their own. The apps are typically designed to be engaging so your child actually enjoys the learning process.  Happy Learning!!!

  1. all gone
  2. baby
  3. ball
  4. banana
  5. bath
  6. bye bye
  7. book
  8. car
  9. cat
  10. cookie
  11. daddy
  12. dog
  13. eye
  14. hat
  15. hello/hi
  16. hot
  17. juice
  18. milk
  19. mommy
  20. more
  21. no
  22. nose
  23. shoe
  24. thank you
  25. yes

Father’s Day fun for kids and dad!




Battroborg, the award-winning motion-controlled battling robots game from TOMY that paved the way for a new generation of battling is on SALE NOW! With Father’s Day just a just over a week away and graduations happening as we speak, I was hoping you would consider Battroborg as a great gift idea for an upcoming post. The first robotics toy of its kind, Battroborg uses advanced motion-control technology to bring you the rush and grit of true in-your-face combat action. Whether you’re a brawler, a glass jaw or a southpaw, Battroborg promises pure excitement, ultimate battling action and knock-out fun!


Toddlers’ Daily Meal Guide


Confused about your toddlers diet? the following guide shows you how many servings of different food groups your toddler needs along with snacking suggestions. Remember this is just a guide – some kids will eat more or less depending on their individual needs.

Age: 2-3 years
Calories: 1000
Milk/dairy (cups) 2
Lean meat/beans (oz) 2
Fruits (cups) 1
Veggies (cups) 1
Grains 3
Oils (g) 14
Discretionary Calories: 154

Adapted from American Dietetic Association Position – 2-11 years old

Balanced, Snack Ideas:
-Whole wheat crackers with cheese
-Whole wheat pita with hummus
-Yogurt and fruit
-Veggies dipped in dip (ranch dressing or hummus)
-1/2 sandwich
-Cookies and milk
-Apple slices with peanut butter
-Dry roasted almonds with yogurt
-Fruit and yogurt smoothies
-Frozen yogurt topped with berries
-Whole grain cereal and milk
-Whole grain bar with milk
-Banana with peanut butter

Movie Review: Maleficent

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Last night we went to the pre-screen showing of Maleficent at the Union Square theater on 14th street.  I loved it!!!!!  Angelina Jolie was wickedly good.  Elle Fanning was magically enticing as well.  It was nice to see her daughter play a toddler Aurora and you also got a glimpse of Zara Jolie in one of the scenes as well.  I don’t think this movie is suitable for younger children because of the darkness and violence but it is great for preteens and teens.


Disney just announced the release of MALEFICENT: The Official Multi-Touch Book, based on Disney’s highly anticipated film MALEFICENT, which is rated PG and opens in theaters everywhere this Friday, May 30th! The book, offered for free exclusively through iBooks, explores both the legacy of Disney’s classic animated film, “Sleeping Beauty”—which first introduced the iconic villainess Maleficent—and the making of the all-new live-action film, MALEFICENT, starring Angelina Jolie.


Download book here:

View the book’s trailer:


Impossibly Easy Coconut Pie

easy coconut pie

I was looking for a dessert to make in a rush for the holiday weekend and found this. Wow this is so easy to make and smells heavenly.

Impossible to get wrong and impossible to stop eating! Dense, moist, sweet (but not too sweet) and so incredibly easy to make! I add more coconut and a little more flour than the recipe says, otherwise it can be a little too runny for my liking, but it’s fine the way it is too. Overall I love this pie and it’s become one of my signature cakes!

1/2 cup (125 mL) BISQUICK* mix
2 cups (500 mL) milk
1 cup (250 mL) flaked or shredded coconut
3/4 cup (175 mL) sugar
1/4 cup (50 mL) butter or margarine, melted
1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) vanilla
4 eggs

Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease or spray 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate with non-stick cooking spray.
Stir all ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate.
Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.