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Celebrate Pretend Play with The Costume Trunk

Celebrate Pretend Play with The Costume Trunk

At the Book Blogger Convention this year, I met the founder of From Left to Write, an innovative online book club. Every month, they select a book and ask bloggers to share their thoughts about how the book inspired them. This month, the selection is The Costume Trunk by Paddywhack Lane creator Bob Fuller. Here’s more about the book: Courtney’s birthday is finally here, and she has invited all of her friends to the celebration! After blowing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Dress-Up, Educational, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Learning, Play, Play Sets and Figurines, Pro-Social Skills, Reading

How Do You Make the Most of Quality Time?

This summer, we’ve really greatly enjoyed being a part of Random House’s Kids Read & Play Summer Learning Community. It has been such a refreshing and engaging way to connect with mom’s across the country. Last night, some of the community leaders hosted a live chat during which they discussed how they’ve been making the most of their summers. Being a full time working mom, the chat got me thinking about how vital “quality time” is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Educational, Featured, Language, Learning, Reading, Uncategorized

Dream Big with Paddywhack Lane

Dream Big with Paddywhack Lane

I’m excited to announce that Paddywhack Lane’s new picture book “The Costume Trunk” and line of coordinating toys is now available at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online at www.paddywhacklane.com. In “The Costume Trunk,” a group of children discover a magic costume trunk which becomes the passageway to the enchanting land of Paddywhack Lane, where you can be anything you want to be if you just believe. The coordinating toys (aka “Costumed Kids”) are simply adorable. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Gift Ideas, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toys (Pre-School)

Happy 200th Birthday Charles Darwin!

February 12th is Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday. Mark the occasion by reading Animals Charles Darwin Saw, a picture book that is part of the Explorers Adventure Series by Chronicle Books. The book is intended for children ages 7 to 12, but younger children might need help with some of the advanced vocabulary. Teachers and librarians will want to add this book to their collection since it clearly explains the history of Darwin’s voyage to the Galapagos, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (School Aged), Uncategorized

Mamanista Book Roundup: New Children’s Science Books

Mamanista Book Roundup: New Children’s Science Books

Science books don’t have to be boring or bland. These great new children’s books make our universe exciting and get kids excited about science. Here are some of my favorite new science books for children: Cosmic!  Starting with its glowing meteor shower cover, this is one of the most spectacular pop-up books I’ve ever seen. It grabbed me from the very first page where a loud “BOOOM!” and huge pop-up of the Big Bang got me thinking about the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (Pre-School), Books (School Aged)