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What’s in the BabbaBox?

Have you heard about BabbaCo?  Have you received a BabbaBox yet?  Well, this month we got our FIRST BabbaBox!  And I can’t wait to tell you all about it!  I’m also excited to say that BabbaCo and PlayDrMom have formed a

An Alphabet Adventure … Virtual Book Club for Kids, July 2012

The kids and I have REALLY enjoying diving into the books for this month’s feature. Audrey Wood is an amazing children’s author and illustrator … who is married to another amazing children’s author and illustrator (Don Wood).  It’s no wonder that

Let Your Imagination SWING! – MeMe Tales Readathon Week 4

Although we were a bit late to start, the kids and I have been participating in MeMe Tales  Readathon.  If you haven’t signed up already, make sure to take advantage of this terrific opportunity to get the whole family reading together

“You are My Work of Art” – Love Books Summer Exchange

When I heard about The Educator’s Spin on It’s Love Books Exchange I just KNEW we had to be a part of it. The gals over at The Educator’s Spin on It organized and matched up 20 different bloggers from all

PlayDrMom’s Favorite Books about Feelings

One of the most important social skills is the ability recognize, distinguish and label one’s own emotions and the emotions of others.  A great way to help develop this skill is to begin reading books that describe and picture feelings to

“What does it mean to be a friend?” – MeMe Tales Readathon 2012, week 2

I’m over a week late to the MeMeTales Readathon 2012 party … but I didn’t want to miss out.  It’s another great opportunity to get kids READING this summer.  I have already enrolled my kids in the local library’s summer reading

“I LOVE MY NEW TOY!” … Summer Virtual Book Club, featuring Mo Willems

This summer, instead of featuring a single book in the Virtual Book Club for Kids (hosted by Toddler Approved) is featuring ONE AUTHOR EACH MONTH.  This month … Mo Willems! I wasn’t introduced to the amazing work of Mo Willems until Henry received

Virtual Book Club: The Carrot Seed

For this, our second month doing the Virtual Book Club hosted by Toddler Approved, we read The Carrot Seed, by Ruth Krauss. If you haven’t read this one (at all, or lately) I highly recommend it.  We have been enjoying it frequently

Virtual Book Club for Kids: The Easter Egg, by Jan Brett

Up until this month, I never participated in a book club.   I loved the idea of joining one with the kids … where books and coinciding projects are enjoyed together, but I didn’t know about any Mommy & Me book

Shadow Play, Day 4: William and the Magic Ring (a shadow casting book)

Our favorite book about shadows was given to us a couple of years ago from my best friend as a Christmas gift to my son. It is a truly beautiful, magical book about a little boy, imagination, and shadows.  It is

Our Kindness Update

I am so excited to tell you that today I am a guest blogger for the 100 Acts of Kindness Project that fellow Mom Blogger, “Toddler Approved”, is hosting. I first mentioned the Project in my Thank-You Note Torture post.  And, we did fail

Books for a Snowy Day

Here in Michigan we get a fair amount of snow each year which always inspires us to read and share some of our favorite wintry stories about snow.  Here’s a collection of some of our favorite books for a snowy day!