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3 cool kids, 3 cool books: what we're reading now
November 23, 2013 4 comments

3 cool kids, 3 cool books: what we’re reading now

    It’s hard to find books that work for your kids. I totally get it. So every so often, I’m going to share 3 cool kids, 3 cool books: ...

top 2 insider secrets for motivating your kids to read
November 16, 2013 6 comments

top 2 insider secrets for motivating your kids to read

Every parent hopes that their kids grow up to be readers, right? Sure above all, we hope our kids grow to be happy, law-abiding, well-adjusted human beings, but beyond that, ...

3 reasons you should create a family media agreement
November 13, 2013 No Comment

3 reasons you should create a family media agreement

Our family just signed our first Family Media Agreements. Yep. We’re a digital family in a digital age, and it’s about time we got all the important stuff out on ...

help tweens with speaking, sharing, and video reviews: kidzvuz
November 11, 2013 No Comment

help tweens with speaking, sharing, and video reviews: kidzvuz

As a parent of a tween, I’m up for almost anything that will help her become better at speaking, thinking, and sharing her ideas and opinions. As an educator, I ...

how to help kids chose just right books
July 2, 2013 4 comments

how to help kids chose just right books

It’s hard to watch a child struggle trying to read a book that is too difficult, especially when the kiddo is adamant about plowing through it.  Whether the struggles be ...

beautiful, easy homemade flower barrettes
March 22, 2013 6 comments

beautiful, easy homemade flower barrettes

While we were at the craft store this past weekend, picking up some supplies for Maddy’s after school club and for Cora’s Butterfly Birthday Playdate this weekend, we stumbled upon ...

read across america day EVERY day of the year
March 1, 2013 1 comment

read across america day EVERY day of the year

It’s Read Across America Day!  Only something that everyone’s been talking about for days and days and days and days now, but don’t worry if you’re already in your pj’s ...

classic toys with an educational spin: melissa & doug at toy fair 2013
February 15, 2013 5 comments

classic toys with an educational spin: melissa & doug at toy fair 2013

I practically just walked in the door from spending several days in New York City for one of the world’s largest toy events—Toy Fair. And though my feet are sore ...

susan neibur: we celebrate you
February 6, 2013 8 comments

susan neibur: we celebrate you

Susan, My dear friend. We miss you. And we celebrate you, my friend. Every day. Though we miss your sweet face. We celebrate your amazing, encouraging words. We celebrate your ...

partner match: cool game for questioning, thinking, chatting, moving, and more
January 30, 2013 4 comments

partner match: cool game for questioning, thinking, chatting, moving, and more

It’s not easy to find games that get kids up and moving, engaged, excited, and thinking, but Partner Match is a winner in our book. And the cool thing about ...

how to make silent reading more meaningful
January 16, 2013 13 comments

how to make silent reading more meaningful

Silent reading can–and should–be a meaningful, rich, awesome experience for kids. And parents can–and should–be able to support their young readers at home, just by keeping a few important things ...