It’s hard to find ways to send our littles off to school with a bit of love once they become tweens.
So these easy homemade stamped pencils are a super-easy way to make plain pencils go from boring to BAM! (channel your inner Emeril), and they also are a great way to send kids off to the wilds of the week with a little love.
Tweens may feel ready to walk to school or the bus stop with their buddies—sans parents.
Tweens may feel ready to pack their own lunches without Mom or Dad’s … Read More...
Especially if you have tweens in your home, kids 8-12 years old, you want to watch this.
This is little Grace VanderWaal, the 12-year-old gal who has been wow-ing the nation with her voice and ukulele-playing skeelz.
Listen to the words.
Listen to her voice.
Watch her mom.
Watch her sister and her dad.
Talk with your kids about what makes her so amazing.
Talk with your kids about what the lyrics mean. About how the lyrics speak to … Read More...
I'm always on the hunt for best-fit books for my kids, so when I was sent these Big Fat Notebooks from Workman Publishing, I knew they'd be the perfect fit for my middle schooler!
Be forewarned, friends:
These may not be the kind of books that your kids sit down and read before bed.
They may not even be the kind of books that your kids read cover to cover.
They most likely won't be the kind of books that your kids use for a book report or book club.
These are not the kind of book … Read More...
It’s time for the 2nd Annual Multicultural Children’s Book Giveaway and KidLit TV is teaming up with Pragmatic Mom, Jump into a Book, Franticmommy, The Educators Spin On It, What Do We Do All Day?, Teach Mama, andMulticultural Children’s Book Day to give parents, teachers, and librarians in need, a chance to win a multicultural book bundle for their school library.
Libraries play an important role in everyone’s life. The library is a place where knowledge and the love of reading … Read More...
Should I send my 5-year-old to Kindergarten, or should I wait a year?
What are the benefits of 'redshirting' my child for Kindergarten?
Does another year of preschool really make that much of a difference?
What's the big deal?! It's KINDERGARTEN!
It's so funny how often I've referenced a piece about our reflections on sending Owen to Kindergarten that I wrote for the DC Moms over five years ago.
Probably a dozen times each and every summer, readers email me with the … Read More...