For the Kids

Back to School…with OfficeMax and Peter Walsh!

By | August 7, 2009 at 5:52 pm | No comments

OfficeMax's signature, hip and funky school supply line, Schoolio Von Hoolio, has some new and nifty patterns and designs out for the 2009-2010 school year! I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek of the new merchandise....a box of Schoolio Von Hoolio goodies arrived in my...

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Solutions for picky eaters

By | August 6, 2009 at 11:53 am | 23 comments

The Toddler Café by Jennifer Carden is a terrific cookbook -- a source of ideas and recipes that will please even the pickiest of little eaters. "Fun, healthy, and fun ways to feed even the pickiest eater" is spelled out on the front cover -- and right that is. There are...

Posted in: For the Kids, Kitchen

Tabletime tips

By | August 5, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 27 comments

Tabletime. It happens three times a day at most houses. From the time our tiny tots are holding their own cups and grasping their own spoons, we try to teach them "good manners." Of course, there are the mealtime mishaps and suppertime sillies, which are fun and sometimes...

Posted in: Books & Reading, For the Kids, Parenting helps

It’s picnic time!

By | August 3, 2009 at 10:23 pm | 6 comments

Just out, from Putumayo Kids' award winning "Playground" series, is a new CD all about food and eating around the world. Picnic Playground is an international, musical delight all about edible delights (of all kinds)! This CD is a picnic basketful of tunes from all...

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Count-along fantastic fun!

By | July 31, 2009 at 10:57 am | 23 comments

Hitting the shelves this week is a brand new Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD: Chicka Chicka 123...and More Stories About Counting. My kids love the "Chicka Chicka" books by Bill Martin, Jr.....I don't know what preschool/early elementary-aged kids don't! The...

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A bedtime book by Sally Lloyd-Jones

By | July 30, 2009 at 6:47 am | 29 comments

From Sally Lloyd-Jones, the acclaimed author of The Jesus Storybook Bible, comes a new tale, just for little ones, called Time to Say Goodnight. Time to Say Goodnight is richly and beautifully illustrated by Jane Chapman, the renowned artist whose most notable work appears in...

Posted in: Baby, Books & Reading, For the Kids

Somersault Through the Seasons (with Laura Freeman)!

By | July 29, 2009 at 6:53 am | 10 comments

Brand new this month is an album by award winning musician/educator Laura Freeman. It's called Somersault Season and it is exactly that....a musical tumble, roll, journey, and rolicking somersault through each of the four beautiful seasons of the year. “I wrote these...

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Going back to school….with gears!

By | July 28, 2009 at 6:57 am | 55 comments

G loves gears. The Christmas after he turned three, he simply asked Santa for "gears." We recently adopted a family dog, and G named him Pushbutton, "because," he said, "I like buttons...and machines....and gears." Toys involving gears are terrific for building...

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Tracey Singer’s “Sweets ‘n’ Treats”: Review & Giveaway

By | July 24, 2009 at 6:55 am | 8 comments

Brand new this month is a fun & funky CD release by singer/songwriter Tracey Singer. (What a name for this profession, huh?) The CD, "Sweets 'n' Treats," is full of just that. There are sweet, gentle, rolling lullabies and also some rib-tickling treats, songs that will make...

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Perfect Pointer: Perfect for teachers (and kids alike)!

By | July 21, 2009 at 7:16 am | 19 comments

As a homeschooling parent, I'm always trying to find ways to liven up our "teaching times." Since my two are still preschoolers, our total school time is less than 2 hours a day....but anyone with young children knows that their attention spans are teeny tiny at this age....

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