About Me


I’m Mandisa, a MBA/CPA turned stay-at-home mom to 3 including twins and an early childhood education advocate.

Although I am not a formally trained teacher (although I taught English as a Foreign Language in Japan for 3 years), I am a creative stay-at-home mom who wants to ensure that my toddler/preschooler develops a passion for learning and who, once they enter kindergarten, is ready to learn. The activities at Happy Toddler Playtime are designed for her to be just that.


I became a mom one week before my graduation from business school and one week after a very crucial presentation for my CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants) designation. So you could say my daughter came into my life at the absolute most perfect time.

I had not intended to stay at home for as long as I have but after a year at home I was hooked and wouldn’t have it any other way! It is the hardest but more rewarding job I’ve ever had. Boardrooms and CEOs have nothing on playrooms and toddlers!

I started Happy Toddler PlayTime on Instagram as a way to share the activities and arts and crafts that I did at home with my toddler with other like minded parents and care givers. It has now become my passion and creative outlet!


Here at Happy Toddler PlayTime, I love using house hold items, cardboard, recycled materials, paint and more to create play-based learning activities. The activities are open-ended; child-led; incorporate art, sensory, construction and more. But most of all they are playful.

If you are looking for easy and creative ways to play with your little one then you have come to the right place. I hope these activities will inspire you to get down on the floor or craft table and play creatively with your child.

Thanks for stopping by.