Meet The Korean-American American Girl Doll Z-Yang

Meet The Korean-American, American Girl Doll Z-Yang. Z-Yang’s nickname is Suzie. Suzie will join many other new American Girl dolls this year, including dancer and poet,  Gabriela, the Doll of the Year, as well as Tenney and Logan, singer-songwriter’s from Nashville. Logan made history as American Girl’s first boy doll. There have been many new releases from American Girl this  year, featuring contemporary […]

Red Sox Books for Kids

Disclosure: This post featuring a new Red Sox Book for Kids contains an affiliate link. When the holidays come we often end up searching toy stores for all sorts of toys, tablets and technology. However, I try every year to put a few keepsake books under the tree that we might not otherwise buy throughout the […]

PBS Kids Show Martha Speaks Teaches Kids Vocabulary Words

Disclosure: In honor of  Martha Speaketh Weeketh on PBS Kids I received a family prize pack (stickers, ABC Mouse subscription, tattoos, books, shoelaces, Chuck E Cheese gift card, etc.). Any opinions are my own and no cash compensation is being received for this post. We love PBS Kids television shows and games in our house. […]

Octonauts Episodes on DVD! (Giveaway)

We have been huge Disney Junior fans in our house for the past several years, watching mainly Handy Manny, Doc McStuffins and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. For most of Gavin’s existence we had cable that included Disney Junior, plus the ability to watch several episodes “on-demand” through our cable service and the Disney Junior […]

Disney Frozen Toys, Books & Games

The day after Thanksgiving my family and I went to see the new Disney movie, Frozen. Maybe I was to overwhelmed with putting together my holiday toy content and gearing up for Thanksgiving, but Frozen completely snuck up on me. I had heard it advertised and received some press releases featuring the movie and some […]

Family Doodle Book Review & Giveaway

Traveling from school to school working with children of all ages on writing and drawing, there are a few invaluable resources that have permanent homes inside my work bag. The Family Doodle Book is one of the latest. If you have a child who struggles to write,  homework and those dreaded “open responses” that are […]

Worx Toys Space Shuttle Review

Disclosure: I was provided with a Worx Toys space shuttle for the purpose of this review, any opinions are my own. When I first brought the Worx Toys rocket ship into school, just seeing it on the table, I heard a lot of amazed responses from students that included, “Wow!” “THAT is so cool!” At […]

LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra Kids Tablet Review

Disclosure: I was provided with a sample of the LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra kids tablet for review. A few additional pre-loaded apps and games were included on the educational tablet to enhance my review experience. Any opinions are my own. Several years ago, LeapFrog delved into the kids educational tablet market with the LeapPad Explorer. Last […]

Little Pim Language Learning App Review

Disclosure: I received a free download code for the Little Pim language learning app, Spanish Colors. Any opinions are my own. For years I’ve worked with many children from bilingual families. I took 6 years of languages throughout the course of my high school and college years (Spanish and German) and though I could still probably […]

The Everything Kids Learning Activities Book Review (Giveaway)

Disclosure: I received a free sample of this book in order to facilitate this review, any opinions are my own. Commercially “back to school” is often associated with stressfully garnering all types of supplies that schools require like backpacks, glue, scissors, and markers.  Within weeks, we will all be back in the daily grind of our […]

Speakaboos is a Fun Way to Promote Literacy For Preschoolers

Disclosure: In order to facilitate this post, I was provided with a free year of web and app access to Speakaboos, a fun way to promote literacy for preschoolers and any child who is learning to read. When I was a child, I had Sesame Street, and books from the library.   I also clearly remember learning […]

New Season of Curious George Episodes (Stride Rite Giveaway)

As a child I remember reading the books and watching Curious George episodes with the silly monkey and the Man With The Yellow Hat on television. My brother even had a Curious George stuffed animal that 30 years later still sits his old bedroom at my parent’s house. The animation and show has completely changed […]

All About Poop is the Best Potty Training Book

If you follow my Facebook page, you’ve probably noticed the dozens of links and comments about this new children’s book by a fellow blogger and friend, Kate Hayes, called All About Poop. We live about 15 minutes away from each other in the real world, but I first really got to know Kate at BlogHer […]

Best Music for Kids: Rock-A-Baby

I know lots of parents who aren’t really into children’s music and they’ve actually admitted they refuse to put kids music on in the car. I often wonder why and maybe it’s that they think all children’s music sounds like Barney? We are fan favorites of Laurie Berkner, Rabbitt, Raffi and now, Rock-A-Baby.  I’ll say […]

Usbourne Books: High Quality Educational Books for Children

Years ago I went to a convention and was introduced to Usbourne Books, high quality children’s books that are generally only available through home parties and independent sales consultants. Recently my son’s school had an Usbourne Book fundraiser through Wonderfun Books and portions of the proceeds were donated back to his daycare so the school […]

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