Childhood: 5 yrs+

5 Indoor Play Ideas with Antsy Pants

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 By Cheyenne Bell

Sponsored by: The winter months can be especially hard on kids who are stuck inside. Boredom levels can go through the roof, and quickly, when it’s too cold or rainy to play outside. Moms are more likely to lose their marbles when bored toddlers who need an outlet aren’t able to burn off that energy. […]


10 Winter Activities to do with Your Toddler

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
10 Winter Activities to do with Your Toddler | Baby Chick

Winter time can get a little tricky for keeping toddlers busy, especially when it gets too cold outside to play. I’ve compiled a list of 10 activities you can do with your toddler this winter. You can still do a lot of outdoor activities during the day in the early winter, but when it starts […]


Are Electronic Toys Helping or Hurting Our Children’s Development?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 By Aimee Ketchum
Are Electronic Toys Helping or Hurting Our Children’s Development? | Baby Chick

Is this an arcade or a baby nursery? I often wonder that when I walk into a baby’s space. Brightly colored plastic that lights up, talks, sings, beeps, and makes all sorts of noises is taking over. Electronic toys are everywhere, but are they really necessary? More importantly, are they helping or harming our children’s […]


The Importance of Imaginative Play

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
Antsy Pants, Imaginative Play, baby chick

Sponsored by: When I was a child, I remember spending hours and hours “playing pretend” as we called it. Whether my sister and I were playing school, or playing with our doll house, or pretending to be adventurers exploring a cave (pillow fort) with flashlights, we were always building, creating, imagining and exploring our world. […]


How to Make Sure Your Child is Kindergarten Ready

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 By Aimee Ketchum
How to Make Sure your Child is Kindergarten Ready | Baby Chick

As a pediatric occupational therapist working with children of all ages, I see all developmental levels and no age group is more diverse than the five-year-old. Five-year-olds entering into kindergarten come from a large variety of backgrounds. Some have been in daycare or preschools for years before starting kindergarten, using finger paint, scissors, crayons, learning […]