Review: Sequence for Kids

Our 3 year old has really been into games lately. Which, I have to admit, I really love. It gives us a chance to spend some quality time together as a family and most of the games usually teach him something, even if it is just how to win and lose.

We purchased this for the dude at Christmas. I honestly wasn’t sure if he was ready for it, even though it was for ages 3-8. At first he really didn’t care that he was “trying” to get 4 in a row and the “Free” spaces did really confuse him. But, one-two months later, he is really into it!

Do I recommend it?

I do! It is inexpensive, it is a great way to learn to take turns and make good choices, he only has to “hold” three cards, and he actually does win and lose. It is a great choice for this age and I honestly think it will be a game that we can use for quite a while.

Click on the picture above to get it on Amazon. Best price I have seen, by far.

*If you use my link, I could see credit for it since it is an affiliate link. BUT, it will not change your pricing in any way or the use of your Amazon account. So, check it out!

You can also click: Sequence for Kids to get there.

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Potty Training. What a Freaking Nightmare.

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I don’t want articles. I don’t want advice from other moms. I don’t want to be told I am doing something right or wrong. I just want a perfectly potty-trained toddler that is happy. And healthy. And isn’t traumatized by some method that I read about that worked for some other child.

Here’s the thing. Dude is 3.5 years old. Almost. Nope. I just calculated. He is 3.5.

Without sounding all “my son is better than other sons”, it is important in this situation to comment that D is a smart kid. I mean, he spells his own name, knows all his letters, spells at least 5 other words, knows colors, knows what colors make other colors, and definitely knows that he is not a baby and that big boys use the potty. He knows where animals do their thing, he even knows that he can stand and use the potty and that Mom can’t. He knows because he has DONE IT.

He refuses. No underwear, no pants without a diaper, no peeing outside, no using the potty or the kiddo potty. Nothing. “Just give me my diaper, you are forgetting my diaper,” is his only argument. And he is serious. And completely adamant that he belongs in one.

Today. We “threw away” our remaining diapers. It is a beautiful February day but we aren’t going anywhere that is beyond our yard because we are determined to give it a go.

It’s time, little dude.

Please say a prayer for my sanity. And also a prayer that I am not scarring the boy for the rest of his life. This might be the story that he tells in therapy when he is an adult.

All my best,

Mama. Imperfect.

Review- U.S.A. Map Puzzle-Melissa & Doug

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We were given this puzzle as a gift this past Christmas. I thought I would have to hold on to it for a while since it might be a little difficult still for our 3 year old. But, I was also excited since we love fun things that also have a learning component, which this gift DEFINITELY includes!

We busted it out anyways and I am so glad that we did! Of course he needed some help. The pieces are not like regular puzzle pieces. The border locks together like a regular puzzle but the states “sit” next to each other. Once we got the outside together we worked together on the states. We loved that they were different colors and definitely appreciated that each state had a picture of something that represents the state.

It is a great way to practice the states. For D’s age, I really liked it to introduce how the country is made of states and how we fit in over here in PA. We were also able to point out our close relatives and where they live.

Well?? Would I recommend it??

We loved it and it will remain part of our “curriculum” for a long time. I can definitely see being able to use it for multiple activities. Recommend!

Melissa & Doug USA Map Floor Puzzle (51 pcs, 2 x 3 feet)

Thanks, Aunt Stacey!!