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raising creative kids: target 'kid made modern' $150 giveaway
March 11, 2014 63 comments

raising creative kids: target ‘kid made modern’ $150 giveaway

      One of the things I love about working with Target is that I have had the opportunity to meet some really great people, do some really fun things, ...

disney surprise scavenger hunt
February 20, 2014 7 comments

disney surprise scavenger hunt

      It’s been busy here for the last few days, with our insane weather and with FutureCity, Toy Fair, and National Center for Families Learning Summit all in ...

how to make homemade slime: snow day sparkle slime
February 14, 2014 No Comment

how to make homemade slime: snow day sparkle slime

    It’s been snowing a whole lot over here for the last few weeks, and in fact, this week, about 15 inches of the white stuff were dumped on ...

25 ways to play with puzzles
January 24, 2014 No Comment

25 ways to play with puzzles

Get those puzzles out, my friends! It doesn’t matter if your kids are 2 or 12–puzzles are a super way of flexing those brain muscles, practicing fine motor skills, and ...

the rainbow loom: 5 reasons kids need it and parents love it
September 4, 2013 21 comments

the rainbow loom: 5 reasons kids need it and parents love it

Join over 5,000+ subscribers who receive fun, free ideas for making learning FUN and meaningful each week!     We are loving–and I mean loving–the Rainbow Loom. We’re bracelet-making, ring-wearing, ...

homemade tooth fairy boxes
August 28, 2013 8 comments

homemade tooth fairy boxes

    originally published as ‘tooth fairy, we’re ready!’ on October 13, 2009 If you check around the internet, dozens of sites exist with perfect, beautiful tooth fairy pillows. If ...

math, writing, STEM apps for kids: tabletop surprises
August 18, 2013 2 comments

math, writing, STEM apps for kids: tabletop surprises

    We’re close to the finish line here, and my heart is heavy. Though my own work is piling up by the second, the fun I’ve had with the ...

independent learning, poetry and play: tabletop surprises
August 11, 2013 No Comment

independent learning, poetry and play: tabletop surprises

    The greatest thing about tabletop surprises is that they afford my kids the opportunity for some seriously fun independent learning in cool and creative ways. Because learning–especially in ...

3 reasons all kids must see Disney's Planes
August 9, 2013 6 comments

3 reasons all kids must see Disney’s Planes

Our Owen was a Cars fan from the time he could crawl. He toddled around with McQueen and Mater in his chubby little hands, and when he turned three, he ...

creative hands-on learning for kids: tabletop surprises
August 4, 2013 4 comments

creative hands-on learning for kids: tabletop surprises

    Tabletop Surprises have been a saving grace for us this summer. Quick and easy learning on my kids’ own time.  They’re digging it. This week we incorporated some ...

math, literacy, and creative summer learning: tabletop surprises
July 28, 2013 2 comments

math, literacy, and creative summer learning: tabletop surprises

We’re week three into our tabletop surprises, and this week, we rocked some sneaky math, literacy, and creative thinking. The kids woke up to some easy activities and ones that ...