How to get your kids off of YouTube and turned on to a learning app!

Preview: Get your child reading more and loving it with this fun learning app!   I have spent too much of my parenting life trying to figure out how to make my kids NOT love Youtube. I will never get how watching other people play with toys can be better than actually playing with them yourself. Between the […]

How I get my kids to WANT to play ABCmouse.com!

If it were up to my daughter, she would spend all of her waking hours on YouTube Kids. Obviously I don’t let her do this- but she would like to. Since she is still only three, I can unplug the modem and say the internet isn’t working. She immediately goes to ABCmouse.com alphabet songs app and […]

Talking to Your Child about the Election and Voting

Sneak preview: Resources for talking to your child about the election. Politics is one of the most difficult subjects for adult to discuss. Trying to explain all of this to our kids is even harder. It is almost impossible to shield them from political commercials, ads, and even pollers knocking on our doors. The best things we can do […]

Practice Name Writing with this DIY Reusable Name Mat

Sneak preview: help kids practice name writing with this reusable DIY name mat! Isn’t it so exciting the first time your children write their names all by themselves?! They get that huge smile and their eyes beam with pride knowing they accomplished something great. Then Mom breaks down into a bawling mess of pride. All […]

Simple tip to read more to your kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children who read aloud with their parents and engage in story time experience stronger parent-child relationships and learn valuable language and literacy skills. (healthychildren.org). Although we know how important it is to read to/with our children, it is still hard to find the time and the energy to sit down and read. […]

Keep Kids Reading this Summer! Join our Summer Reading Challenge!

Do you ever feel like you don’t read enough to your kids? Do you have the best of intentions but there just is never enough time in the crazy busy days? Join our Summer Reading Challenge! According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children who read aloud with their parents and engage in story time experience […]

Bedtime books for toddlers

Bedtime books for Toddlers The best part of my day is snuggling up next to my toddlers, as they lay their heads down and start to get sleepy as I read them a bedtime story. It’s one of my best HappyPlaces! Is this a favorite time of day for you too? When I became a new Mom, I wasn’t familiar […]

Get your child excited to learn with ABCmouse.com

Sneak preview: Help your child develop a love of learning and… Make learning FUN! This post contains affiliate links. Teaching is a gift. I know this especially because it is not a gift I possess. Of course I know that a pizza slice is a triangle but for me to explain to a child how […]

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