Fabulous Fun Easter Egg Decorating Ideas for Kids!

Dye Free Polka Dot Easter Eggs

Here comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping down the Bunny Trail, Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s on its way! -Gene Autry It’s true – and he’ll be sneaking eggs in every nook and cranny of your home soon enough.  Speaking of eggs, aside from finding them, dying eggs is one of childhood’s favorite memories. This year, venture outside the… [read more]

Shaving Cream Painting – Wordless Wednesday

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Yesterday at Joy School I did shaving cream painting with the kids.  We didn’t have a table big enough so we did it on the kitchen floor.  They LOVED it!

Teach Important Words and Concepts with these Toddler Sorting Games

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My youngest, who just turned two, has been a little slower to reach most developmental stages.  She didn’t walk until 18 months.  She just turned 2 and is finally starting to say about 5-10 words–average for a 2 year old is 50 words.  She is no where near there yet.  The words she does use… [read more]

Fun Facts about Dr. Seuss You Probably Didn’t know – Free Printable!

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This Sunday the world will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s 110th birthday!  In honor of the man who contributed so much to the lives of children everywhere I’ve created this free printable of Fun Facts about Dr. Seuss!   If you’d like to print out these fun facts about Dr. Seuss simply click on the image or… [read more]

Read-To-Cure with Reading Eggs – Review and Giveaway #ReadingEggsUS

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reading Eggs. Early childhood education has always been very important to me.  Though I’m not an educator by profession, I’ve always been interested in and passionate about the capacity of children to exceed our current educational expectations (i.e. our educational systems’ expectations). While I… [read more]

Give the Love of Learning Languages with Little Pim – Review – Holiday Gift Guide

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Before I settled down, got married, and had children of my own I dreamed that one day I’d travel the world with my kids.  Now that the three littles are here I can’t imagine the travails that would come trying to cart them from one country to another.  I still have lofty aspirations to expose… [read more]

Give the Gift of a Love of Reading with Laughing Giraffe Books – Holiday Gift Guide

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Disclosure: I received a gift set from Laughing Giraffe Books in exchange for this gift guide feature.  All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.  I’m so excited to introduce you to our next Holiday Gift Guide feature!  I have several great loves in life, and one of the greatest of those is my… [read more]

Storytime with Craigmore Creations – Review and Giveaway

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My kids love to be read to and I have found that the best time that works for us is right before bed time.  They get in their pajamas, brush their teeth and then we all sit down for  a story.  So when I was asked to review some new books from Craigmore Creations I… [read more]

Help Break the World Record and Raise Awareness for Early Childhood Education with Jumpstart!

I love reading with my kids! Whether it’s at bedtime or on a rainy day, snuggling up with a good book is a great way to spend time together and grow their minds. This year, on October 3rd, we are going to read together and help break a WORLD RECORD in support of literacy and… [read more]

Back to School with Crayola! – Review

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Disclosure: I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself. No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions and thoughts are my own. What do you think of when you think of the first day of school?  For me, I think of new crayons and new jeans. I was always excited to go… [read more]

My three year old can read! How to teach children as young as 2 years old to read

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Early childhood education has always been extremely important to me.  During and after college I taught 4 year olds at an academic preschool.  I was also a teacher and therapist for children with autism.  I knew even before I had children that I didn’t want to leave the teaching of my children entirely up to… [read more]

Magic Moves by Educational Insights gets kids moving and laughing! Review and #Giveaway

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With chilly weather coming up I was so excited to review Educational Insights new Magic Moves wand!  The perfect toy for cold or rainy days, the Magic moves wand not only gets your kids moving, but it also gets them laughing! Shake it up! Work it out! Magic Moves is all about…MOVIN’! Stomp like an… [read more]

Estimation Station by Educational Insights- Review and #Giveaway!

As I’ve stated before, I LOVE homeschooling my children!  There really isn’t anything I like better than the unlimited time I get to spend with my children while teaching them and watching them teach themselves. Though I know it is important for them to be able to do things just because it needs to get… [read more]

Let’s celebrate Educational Insights’ Race to 50,000 Fans with a $50 gift card #giveaway!

As most of you know, I’ve been blogging for Educational Insights for quite some time.  I love their educational products.  I’m very opinionated about how I think kids should be educated, and I’m very picky about the educational products I buy for my kids. Educationl Insights is one company that has impressed me time and… [read more]