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LeapReader “Ready, Set, Read, Write” Party!

LeapReader “Ready, Set, Read, Write” Party!

I recently had the opportunity to work with Leap Frog on their new LeapReader Reading and Writing System. While I am not a teacher, I work really hard with my son on his homework, reading and math skills and try to engage his interests (whether its plants and gardening or race cars!). The LeapReader “Ready, Set, Read, Write” Party! seemed like a great way to get to know some of my son’s school friends and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts, Counting, Developmental Toys, Educational, Geography, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Language, Learning, Play, Pre-schoolers, Reading, Science

Vtech Innotab 3S Brings Learning and Fun to a Tablet Just for Kids

Vtech Innotab 3S Brings Learning and Fun to a Tablet Just for Kids

Do your kids run roughshod over your tablet? I know both of mine do so when I was contacted by Vtech to try out their new Innotab 3S I hoped I would get my tablet back finally! The Innotab 3S is the next generation of their popular Wi-Fi learning tablet series that offers fun, age-appropriate learning games for kids ages 3-9. The games are all educational and teach a variety of subjects like reading, math, social studies … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts, Computer, Counting, Educational, Games, Geography, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Language, Learning, Play, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children, Science, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Safari Challenge: Empowering Social Gamers to Impact the Real World!

Safari Challenge:  Empowering Social Gamers to Impact the Real World!

Love playing games on Facebook with your friends? What if you could play a game that actually creates a real-world impact? Safari Challenge, by Desert River Games, is changing the way social interactive games are developed and revolutionizing world giving. This flagship Facebook game enables players to travel seamlessly from 2D to 3D, creating personalized safari adventures that fund real humanitarian aid projects. FREE to play, social gamers journey on photo safaris, create their own African … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Computer, Educational, Games, Geography, Kindergartners, Learning, Play, Pro-Social Skills, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious

You’ll Know Plenty ‘Bout Geography: LeapFrog Tag Map USA (12 Days of Giveaways)

You’ll Know Plenty ‘Bout Geography: LeapFrog Tag Map USA (12 Days of Giveaways)

The LeapFrog Tag Map USA offers a fun new way to learn geography through play. Our kids love maps.  On a recent family vacation, we visited The Map Spot a Mystic Seaport and my two loved all the interactive map exhibits.  We’ve been looking for innovative ways to extend the learning and we’re loving the LeapFrog Map. As a former history teacher, I can tell you that map reading  is an important life skill that also … Read entire article »

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Extreme Mammals Exhibit at AMNH

Extreme Mammals Exhibit at AMNH

We checked out a preview of the Extreme Mammals Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History and were astounded by the diversity of mammals on our earth. I had the opportunity to chat with paleontologist William Harcourt-Smith about what makes an animal a mammal (we have surprisingly little in common), what makes a mammal an extreme mammal, how parents can help kids get excited about learning at home, why animals diversify, and his favorite parts … Read entire article »

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Geopolitical Kid

Geopolitical Kid

Puzzles are great way for young children to learn everything from shapes to numbers to species of animals…and now geography! GeoPuzzles makes jigsaw style puzzles with the pieces in the shapes of the countries or regions, enhancing the learning. With this innovation, your child can hold an Italy-shaped piece in his hand, instead of a randomly-shaped piece with a little Italy, some of Austria, and various other bits of Continental Grand Tour. The brain child of a … Read entire article »

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