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‘The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan’ Q&A

‘The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan’ Q&A

I recently had an opportunity to read The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan: Proven Strategies to Enhance Learning and Focus for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders, a book by Author Dr. Robert Melillo. I have to say that everything I read was spot on. If you have dealt with a child that has a neurological disorder and have fought the seemingly never ending battles at the dinner table, you are looking for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Nutrition, Special Needs Children

The Lego® Movie Books from DK Bring the Adventure to Life!

The Lego® Movie Books from DK Bring the Adventure to Life!

*I was sent the books to review as well as a gift card for participating in this campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” My son is ecstatic about The Lego® Movie coming out on DVD on June 17. Like can’t sit still, talks about it EVERY DAY excited. I can’t blame him though, as they are one of his favorite toys.  And the movie was impressively well done for both kids and adults!   So you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (Activities), Books (School Aged), Educational, entertainment, Kindergartners, Movies, Reading, School Aged Children

Disney Junior Give a Book, Get a Book Helps Kids in Need

Disney Junior Give a Book, Get a Book Helps Kids in Need

Every mom knows that for children to become strong readers, they need books: new, high-quality books they’re excited to read.  But for children in low-income families, books can be scarce. In some of the lowest income neighborhoods, there is only a single book for every 300 kids. First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that has teamed up with Disney Junior, provides brand-new, high-quality books to teachers, volunteers and community leaders who work with kids in need. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Books, Boutiques and Stores, Charity, Disney, Educational, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toy Stores

Take a Look, It’s On Your iPad…Reading Rainbow!

Take a Look, It’s On Your iPad…Reading Rainbow!

As a child, I loved Reading Rainbow and hearing the show’s theme song still brings back happy childhood memories. I can be anything Take a look It’s in a book A Reading Rainbow A Reading Rainbow I loved the way classic Reading Rainbow episodes featured books with few bells & whistles, and I credit the show with inspiring a lifelong love of reading. Since I’m a fan, I was delighted to learn that Reading Rainbow has returned in the form of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Educational, entertainment, Featured, Free, Kindergartners, Learning, Play, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age), Uncategorized

Help Support First Book

We’ve enjoyed being a part of the Random House Read & Play Summer Fun Community and chatting with moms about their favorite books, how they encourage their children to read and the way they can use books to discuss difficult topics like bullying. We also talked about how much we treasure the time spent reading with our children– whether it’s snuggled up in bed, cuddling on the couch or sitting at the kitchen table.  Reading … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Contests, Educational, Featured, Language, Learning, Pre-schoolers, Pro-Social Skills, Reading, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious

Join Us for a Live Chat with Author Trudy Ludwig

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic are important, but so is character education. As your children head back to school, you’ll want to talk to them about what it means to be a good friend and how to deal with bullying.  Books are the best way to introduce and discuss difficult concepts like bullying or fitting in at school. One of my favorite authors is Trudy Ludwig, and I’ve recommended her books “My Secret Bully” and “Just Kidding” … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Featured, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious

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

Random House Summer Reading Community

Random House Summer Reading Community

This summer, Mamanista is very excited to be teaming up with Blog Frog and Random House to become a part of the Random House Summer Reading Community! We strongly believe in the importance of reading in the lives of young children; literacy is the keystone to academic success and confidence. The Summer Reading Community’s objective is to act as an online space where devoted moms can connect with each other and share resources to help keep … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Educational, Featured, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Uncategorized

Letter Learning Fun

Letter Learning Fun

Is your child entering kindergarten or pre-school in the fall? Teach letter recognition over the summer using two fun, educational resources: How to Build an A and the LeapFrog – Letter Factory. How to Build an A is an ideal book for tactile (or kinesthetic) learners. Tactile learners learn best by doing. This hands-on book teaches the alphabet through fun illustrations of each letter and by encouraging kids to build each letter using the 11 foam shapes. The foam shapes … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (Pre-School), Books (School Aged), DVD, Educational, Featured, Learning, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children, Uncategorized