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Teach Kids How to STOP Negative Thinking

“I can’t”                  “I’ll never be able to …”                                          

Hatch a Dragon!

I am SO excited that for the THIRD summer in a row we are participating in the Love Books Summer Book Exchange hosted by The Educators’ Spin on It!  It’s become a summer tradition for us!!!  For those who

BUBBLES: Books, Crafts, & Fun

I’ve always been a sucker for BUBBLES.  Never grew out of loving them.  And now that I have kids, I share my love of bubbles with them! We’ve been having a lot of fun with bubbles in

Creating with Kaleidograph

When Scott from Red Hen, LLC, and co-creator of Kaleidograph, contacted me about collaborating with the company I was very excited.  He and his partner, Norman Brosterman (author of Inventing Kindergarten) are experts on the Froebel method and

What’s Missing?: “Search & Find” Sensory Bin Activity

I am SO excited that for the THIRD summer in a row we are participating in the Love Books Summer Book Exchange hosted by The Educators’ Spin on It!  It’s become a summer tradition for us!!!  For

The ABCs of SUMMER … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

It’s SUMMER.  I’m really looking forward to all the fun my kids and I will have this season.  I rounded up the ABCs of Summer … for a ton of fun from A to Z! A –

What’s Your Favorite Animal? – Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring Eric Carle

This month the Virtual Book for Kids is featuring the beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle. I have loved his work for as long as I can remember … and The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of the first

Eat a Rainbow: Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring Denise Fleming

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring author/illustrator, Denise Fleming.  Her books were new to the kids and I … and we had a ton of fun exploring them. Amazon.com Widgets   One book,

More Playful Pranks for April Fools … the “Play on Words” edition!

My favorite jokes are usually ones that are play on words … and the English language is so wonderful for this!  Here are some past “play on word” pranks I’ve done for April Fools Day … For

Books featuring Dogs

With just adopting a new puppy in December, we’ve been reading all of our books featuring dogs and checking even MORE out from the library.  Here are some of our favorites! Amazon.com Widgets Go, Dog. Go!, by

Save the Pie! review … for Pi Day!

The company SimplyFun sent us a game to review … and it’s just perfect to share it today … Pi Day!  Yup, March 14 … 3.14 … Pi Day, is the perfect day for a SAVE THE PIE!

Art Appreciation with Henri, Egg Artiste (Virtual Book Club featuring Marcus Pfister)

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring Marcus Pfister.  The kids and I had fun reading through some of his wonderful books, but we decided to focus on Henri, Egg Artiste. Henri is a