Children’s Books: friendship tales from the farm

When people ask me for gift ideas I always say you can never go wrong with books! Our kids love story time and I think most kids do—whether they are listening to you read, exploring colorful illustrations on their own, or learning to read themselves. We recently received a wonderful new series about “friendship tales from the farm” and Burton the Scarecrow.

Ryan (our 4yo) likes to listen to any and all stories and he likes to pick up the books on his own and practice reading the words (or making

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Teaching games at home or on the go (Super Duper giveaway)

Our 4-year-old, Ryan, is so eager to learn! You know those comics about the kids going, “why? well… why? but, why?” True. Ryan’s favorite thing to say, actually, is “How do you know?” Haha–he really keeps us on our toes! I’ve talked plenty of times before about Super Duper Publications, the fun learning materials for kids, because they’re aaaamazing. You know you’ll get something great for your kids there.

Teaching on-the-go is great for a couple of reasons… first, Ryan is always asking questions and wanting to learn and second, he’s

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Curious Critters Volume Two by David FitzSimmons

Product was received to facilitate this review of Curious Critters. All opinions are my own.

A couple of years ago we received the book Curious Critters by David FitzSimmons. Ryan was young and we were still reading basic board books, but this book quickly became a favorite. It was a must-read every day—or, really, like 12 times a day, haha. He was fascinated by the large and bright photographs, the interesting animals, and learning all of their names.

Curious Critters by David FitzSimmons

I was thrilled to hear that a second edition was

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Language Stars: foreign language class for kids

~This post was written in a partnership with MtoM Consulting and Language Stars. All opinions are my own.

I think knowing at least one other language is extremely valuable and I wish I did!!! I took 4 years of latin in high school, but I really don’t remember much… I know the words that anyone else would know, too (like how arbor means tree lol). It’s easier to learn a second language when you’re younger and your mind is like a sponge. That’s why it’s so great to get kids started early–if my husband

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Holiday Gifts: Super Duper Publications (discount code)

Last week I shared a few games from Super Duper Publications, one of our favorite places to get educational and fun games for the kids. We received a few more to review that I’m happy to share with you–more of our go-to games!

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Turtle Talk: This game targets fluency and language for ages 3 and up. It’s great for building vocabulary and it helps your child practice the skills of describing, sequencing, critical thinking, listening, reading, and

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Holiday Gifts: Super Duper Publications (discount code)

You’ve heard about Super Duper Publications from me before–we LOVE their games and have quite a few! So we were excited to be offered more for review and to share them with you. Super Duper Publications is one of my favorites because the games are so much fun and educational, too! One of Ryan’s favorites is the MagneTalk Match-up Adventure Kit. We got 5 new ones so to break up all the info a bit, I’ll share the first two with you here.

I just know Ryan is going to

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Museum Tour: the best educational toys & games (giveaway)

With the holidays right around the corner we’re all on the lookout for the coolest toys or hottest games for our kids. I want to share a new online shop I discovered becaue it is FULL of some of the best educational toys, games, and books… they’re fun, they encourage creative play, and they’re quality products inspired by a trip to the museum! You are sure to find something for all the little ones on your list at Museum Tour!

Museum Tour: the best educational toys and games

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