For the Kids

Step and Spell with Alpha-Bug

By | September 15, 2009 at 7:29 am | 43 comments

I am excited to share with you yet another fantastic educational products from Learning Resources: The Alpha-Bug Step 'n' Spell! It's an alphabet letter-learning, spelling practicing tool, and educational (active) game all in one. The Alpha-Bug Step 'n' Spell is a...

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People coming and going…all year round.

By | September 10, 2009 at 7:41 am | 2 comments

I love to watch people. I love to sit on a bench in the mall....in a hospital....and especially in airports....and watch people, all kinds of people, come and go. I love to watch the interactions, hear snippets of conversations, and make up stories in my head about their life...

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A treasury of Sendak favorites.

By | September 9, 2009 at 8:52 pm | 40 comments

The movie based on the book Where the Wild Things Are is due out in a few weeks. Its production would not be possible if it weren't for the original ideas of Maurice Sendak and his fantastical book that has been a well-loved childhood favorite for...

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SENSEsational letter learning!

By | September 8, 2009 at 7:02 am | 41 comments

Want to give your children a multi-sensory learning tool to help them get a grasp on the alphabet? Let me tell you about The SENSEsational Alphabet, a book we've just recently discovered and love at our house. My children know their alphabet, but are now learning beginning...

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Dinosaur Train: “Pulling in” today at a “station” near you!

By | September 7, 2009 at 6:48 am | 3 comments

There's two things that nearly every preschooler loves: Dinosaurs....and trains! My son has had a fascination with both since infancy, and he quickly taught his younger sister to appreciate them, as well. They gained their interest in dinos honestly....as a kid myself, many...

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Got It! Sharpens Math & Reading Skills the “Arcade Way!”

By | September 3, 2009 at 7:27 am | 34 comments

There's a fun, electronic way to learn beginning letter sounds, spelling, number sequencing, multiplication, and more: It's from the notable educational toy experts at Learning Resources, and it's called Got It! Though the monster-like arcade game may look a little...

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Get those pirate skills sharpened…

By | September 1, 2009 at 9:23 pm | No comments

...a pirate-themed contest is on the horizon! Sisbro Studios, the folks behind The Riddle in a Bottle and A Pirate's Quest book (both of which Muse Reviews reviewed earlier last year), are hosting a terrific contest in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day...

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Driving (Miss) Daisy

By | August 31, 2009 at 9:47 pm | 38 comments

Brand new from Learning Curve's Caring Corners line is the Daisy Greenway Interactive Camper! Daisy Greenway has over 100 sounds, activities, words and songs to promote both learning and appreciation of the planet in which we live. (Click here to see and hear the Daisy...

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Three (new) terrific titles for “back to school!”

By | August 27, 2009 at 7:26 am | 57 comments

It's that time again! The summer is ending, the school buses are vrrrooming around twice a day, and the crickets can be heard loudly at dawn. It's "back to school time!" Whether you have the new-to-preschool kid to the seasoned soon-to-be third grader, I have three excellent...

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Virtual Swag!

By | August 26, 2009 at 7:06 am | No comments

I haven't yet had an opportunity to attend one of the annual BlogHer conferences yet. It's something I want to, hope to do....someday....but when my children are still little, it's just not feasible. I was super excited, however, to learn that MomSelect was going to send...

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