Tabitha Blue has been named Tampa Bay's most influential mommy blogger and is the writer behind FreshMommyBlog.com as well as hosts her own online cooking show, KitchenWise.

Can we just take a moment and talk about this DIY coloring wall with hanging paper roll and magnetic chalkboard? It’s been SO fun to use! I have a house full of little artists, especially my youngest, and this is a great way to celebrate her milestones and independence – giving her a place to really explore her creative side, while not having to be too far away, or in another room while I’m working in the kitchen. 

"Through it all, in each moment and each stage, we want to nourish and nurture them into their best self."

It all comes with motherhood; the feelings of elation as our little ones grow and spread their wings. But there also comes with it this feeling of loss. Lost days because as they grow, we begin missing the days gone past. My littlest, my baby… Well, she isn’t so “baby” anymore. She’s walking, she’s talking – oh goodness is she talking! And something else she’s doing lately? LOVING books and coloring!

These are things I want to foster in her, the love of books and learning. Through it all, in each moment and each stage, we want to nourish and nurture them into their best self. As they grow, because of course, it happens – we want to give them the best start that we can.

To help me know that she’s getting important nourishment during these essential learning and growing stages, we’ve recently added in Enfagrow® Toddler Next Step™, a milk-based toddler drink that has DHA and complements her diet. I want her to have the best start she can in life, and it’s not just in utero… Did you know that 85% of brain growth happens in the first three years of life?

There is so much that we as mamas do during pregnancy and those first few months to make sure our babies get what they need to help nourish their bodies and brain growth, and it’s important to ensure our toddlers are getting the important DHA that they need - an important building block of the growing brain.

"I want her to have the best start she can in life, and it’s not just in utero… Did you know that 85% of brain growth happens in the first three years of life?"

"Enfagrow Toddler has DHA to help bridge this nutrition gap, and it’s something Aria is more than happy to sip on while playing a few learning games on our new DIY coloring wall..."

On average, a toddler’s diet only provides 25% of the recommended amount of DHA, leaving a nutrition gap. Enfagrow Toddler has DHA to help bridge this nutrition gap, and it’s something Aria is more than happy to sip on while playing a few learning games on our new DIY coloring wall, such as:

  • Color matching. I’ll use a color and say the name, or will call out the color she’s using, and usually she’ll repeat it.
  • Tracing objects. A favorite of hers is tracing hands.
  • Shape recognition. She’s still a little young at one, but I’ll draw shapes and we’ll point to each one to name it.
  • Cause and effect. Using washing tape, I’ll add objects, like small paper rolls, to the paper and we’ll place items inside seeing if they stay in the little nook or fall out.
  • I’ll draw small shapes and we’ll count them together.
  • Free play. Of course, Aria loves to go crazy with coloring… and that’s a great thing!

Enfagrow is now available in convenient 32 oz. liquid bottle and 32 oz. tub. You can get a free sample now if you want to check it out.

This coloring wall post is sponsored by Enfagrow® Toddler Next Step™.

Tabitha received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are Tabitha's and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition. You can contact Mead Johnson Nutrition with product related questions or comments toll free at 1-800-BABY-123 (1-800-222-9123).