The benefits of sensory bins are nearly endless – the hours of play and hands on learning is hard to beat. Many of the sensory bin ideas out there include dried beans, rice, pasta, or other food items, but in some cases food products may not be appropriate to use. We have put together a […]
Games, Crafts, and Activities for Dinosaur-Obsessed Kids
If your kid has a dinosaur obsession, check out these games, crafts, and activities for all things dinosaur! The best part is they will be learning through play! Toilet Roll Dinosaurs – Upcycle those empty toilet paper rolls into these cute dinosaur crafts! Frozen Dinosaur Eggs – Excavating dinosaurs is sure to delight children of […]
Yesterday’s Tomorrow Can Help Change Your Savings Future
In my generation and in most generations past, parents and caregivers have tried to teach children the value of a dollar. There are many tools at their disposal — allowances, chores, and of course, piggy banks! In today’s digital age, though, there are ways to actually show kids and adults alike just how important some […]
Fun, New Music to Get the Kids up and Dancing!
New music is always a great way to invigorate kids and get them up and moving and away from the video games for a while. Monkey Monkey Music has a new collection of songs, Macaroni available for sale now. Parents may already be familiar with Monkey Monkey Music and Meredith LeVande the creator. Her songs […]
HS Diploma – It’s Never Too Late And You’re Not Alone!
Graduating high school is monumental. It is an accomplishment that you show pride in the rest of your life. The day you throw your hat in the air and celebrate everything you have accomplished is something to celebrate. Whether you go on to college, technical school, or a career – that diploma is something you […]
Welcome to Wishenpoof
Wishenpoof, the newest Amazon Original Kids Series, IMG_7601will be available for Amazon Prime members beginning on August 14th, One of the perks of being a blogger is the chance to preview new TV shows, and my boys (ages 4 and 7) binge-watched the entire 13 episode run of Wishenproof during a recent vacation.
The Top 5 STEM BUILDING Toys for Girls!
STEM STEM STEM: That’s all we’ve been hearing lately. It’s everywhere. The New York Times, The Huffington Post. On CNN. On The Today Show. Being that it’s all around us, we as Moms should know what it is automatically, right? WRONG. I polled a group of Mommy friends and while they all nodded enthusiastically “YEP […]
Ambi Toys are BACK and in Full Retro Swing!
If you’re a classic toy lover like me, you may already be familiar with the iconic Ambi® brand, the manufacturer of infant and toddler toys with a fabulously retro design and feel. In years past, only a few items were available in the US for purchase. Now, the ENTIRE 44 piece Ambi collection is available in the US, […]
The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!
(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, and I received samples of many of the toys featured. I was a part of the team that helped ASTRA create Neighborhood Toy Store Day in 2010, and I have worked with them as a consultant since 2009. However, my opinions are not influenced by my work with ASTRA. […]
DK Books – a Great Foundation for Kids!
I am a firm believer in raising kids who love to read. This is an area of life where I think the mantra, “Start ’em young!” is the perfect prescription. I’ve tried my best to encourage reading and model reading, and I am excited to see how it pays off. My boys love books of […]