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]

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


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


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]

Back to School with Crayola! – Review


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]

“Making the Sunscreen Grade” During Back to School with Coppertone


Disclosure: I received product for compensation to write the following from Coppertone My daughter started school back up two weeks ago and I finally think we are starting to get back into a routine around here.  This year was a big year for us.  She started 1st grade which is her first time going all day… [read more]

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


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]

Guest Post: Conscious Parenting ~ 3 Tips for Avoiding Separation Anxiety

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Separation anxiety is a hard thing to go through, both as a child and for the parents. And, it isn’t something that plagues a child for a few years in childhood and then magically disappears. It can affect a person for decades. At some point in childhood, it does go stealth, because children don’t want… [read more]

Boys and Girls Clubs and Amway teach youth healthier ways of living with POSITIVE SPROUTS program!


In the consumer world of today, living sustainably is becoming more and more important.  Right in line with the importance of sustainable living is the importance of healthy living and healthy eating. Over the past couple years my family and I have become increasingly aware of the importance of these three things, and, in turn, are… [read more]

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


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]

Webee – Game, Keyboard, and Teaching Tool in one for the Tech-Savvy Kid


 Today’s little ones are becoming more technologically capable than ever before.  Therefore, it is no surprise that today’s leading toy manufactures are trying to keep up with the times in creating exciting, modern and innovative products.  However, as tech-savvy as kids are these days, parents are still concerned about the educational content of the games… [read more]

Scat the Cat – Color Learning Game

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My in-laws have a cabin up the mountains here in Utah that we like to get away to occasionally through out the year.  The last time we were up there one of my sister-in-laws was playing a cute game with her toddler.  It was called Scat the Cat and it was a very simply homemade game that… [read more]