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Our First Homework Assignment

September 30, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Activities, Toddler Literacy

My pre-kindergartener just received her first take home assignment last week. Yes, I mean she actually had homework! I know there is a huge debate about whether homework is necessary or how much homework is too much, but I was actually pleased with her reading assignment which she had a full week to finish. If […]

{Virtual Book Club for Kids} Bill Martin Jr. Inspired All About Me Activity

September 9, 2013 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Activities, Toddler Literacy

We took a short break from the Virtual Book Club for Kids, but we’re back for the start of the school year. I hope you’ll be joining us as we explore a new author each month! This September we’re reading books by author Bill Martin Jr. (All book links, including images, are Amazon affiliate links). Inspired by Panda […]

Summer Learning Activities for Kids: Top Ten Ways To Keep Kids Curious

June 5, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Art, Kindergarten Craft, Kindergarten Literacy, Play, Preschool, Preschool Art, Preschool Craft, Preschool Literacy, Preschool Math, Toddler Activities, Toddler Art, Toddler Literacy, Toddler Math, Toddler Science

School’s out! Have you figured out how to keep your kids learning while they’re on summer break? True story:  my mom would leave academic workbooks outside each of our bedroom doors so we would find them when we woke up for the day and we’d have to have them completed by the time she got […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} David McPhail: Learning To Storytell

February 8, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Activities, Toddler Literacy

Welcome to January’s Virtual Book Club For Kids blog hop! This month we are featuring book reviews, activities, crafts, and recipes inspired by the works of children’s author and illustrator David McPhail. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). If you’re a quick one, you’ll notice that – um – it’s no longer January.  Life just […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} Tomie dePaola: Haircuts For The Woolseys & The Cloud Book

November 20, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Activities

Welcome to November’s Virtual Book Club For Kids blog hop! This month we are featuring book reviews, activities, crafts, and recipes inspired by the works of children’s author and illustrator Tomie dePaola. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). I’m so excited that we have come to a month featuring an author whose books both my […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} Amy Krouse Rosenthal: One Smart Cookie Review and Printable Coloring Activity

October 15, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Literacy

Welcome to October’s Virtual Book Club For Kids blog hop! This month we are featuring book reviews, activities, crafts, and recipes inspired by the works of children’s author and illustrator Amy Krouse Rosenthal. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). We browsed a few at the library and ended up choosing One Smart Cookie: Bite-Size Lessons […]

Kao And The Golden Fish: A Cinderella Folktale From Thailand

September 30, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Literacy

We’ve been invited by Becky of KidWorldCitizen to participate in a Cinderella Around The World book review project that examines the various culturally diverse “Cinderella”-type written stories and oral traditions that have been in circulation long before Disney’s Cinderella came into existence.   For our Cinderella story, we chose a tale from Thailand: Kao and The Golden […]

{Play} Book Club For Babies And Toddlers

February 29, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Book clubs are not just a chance for exasperated mommies to get together and drink too much wine.  And as for book clubs where actual reading and literary discussion take place, they’re not just for reading age kids.  Babies and toddlers are the perfect age for Book Club and will love this pre-reading activity. Years […]

{Celebrate} Pirate Themed Gift Ideas

January 4, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate

After the Make Your Own Monster Gift Kit post, which featured some monster-themed gift ideas, some of you asked what themed gifts Sam received for his pirate-themed birthday party, so here you go! My favorite was this awesome set of pirate-themed gifts from our young hipster couple friends who picked up this cool booty from local […]

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet “Cake Pops” & Crave Couture Pops

March 30, 2011 in CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’m coveting Bakerella’s Cake Pops book (for obvious reasons): And speaking of pops . . . I’d also love me a blingy lick of these Couture Pops from The Sugar Factory in Vegas: Drooling isn’t just for babies. Get the book here for $11.29 and the pops here starting at $25 each.  (Images from Bakerella […]