Our youngest daughter is eager to start school, but she is only three years old, and she is a a year out from starting pre k, so she is stuck at home with me for a while. She is absolutely ready though, because she has been using ABCmouse.com for a year, starting when she was two, and it is amazing the amount of skills that she has already learned from this online educational program.… Read more
Are you looking for the a hot gift for your tween or teen? Perhaps a gift for your son or daughter, who is getting too big for most toys, but who still is a child at heart? If so, check out the Sphero 2.0, which takes toys to another level.
Our four-year-old son is headed for kindergarten in August, and he is very excited about it. He already knows all of the kindergarten sight words and more, and he can sound out words and read simple books in the easy category. So, this summer we will continue working on his reading skills, but we are especially focused on math. This little guy is like a sponge, when it comes to learning, but learning is always easier when it is fun.… Read more
Our 4-year-old son is heading to kindergarten in the fall, and he is ready for this new adventure. He has been attending the free VPK preschool program here in Florida for the past year, where they’ve been teaching him the letters, sounds and numbers. At home we’ve gone a step further, since this little guy is a sponge, when it comes to learning and he has quite a memory.… Read more
My 10-year-old son is fascinated with space, the stars, earth and everything in between, which is why the perfect holiday gift for him this year is the Space Theater Planetarium from Magic Cabin. The Space Center Planetarium is a home projector, which displays accurate views of the night sky and star constellations onto the ceiling.
The Space Theater Planetarium comes with a home projector, a star dome, an adapter ring, five constellation masks, a sky mask, a night vision saver and an audio CD as well as a pamphlet which is full of scientific facts and stories about the stars and constellations.… Read more
If you are traveling this summer, you might want to bring some brain exercises for you and the kids. This summer my kids and I are bringing along some pretty neat puzzle books that will keep our brains sharp and our minds entertained while we are on the road. Picture puzzles, logic puzzles and sudoku are just what we need, when we head for the Florida Keys.… Read more
This 92 minute Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD Giving Thanks includes award winning stories, and stories that help children understand their own American heritage through stories that they can understand. It is a great resource for parents and educators, when teaching children about the history and cultural history of the United States and its people.
The Giving Thanks Storybook Treasures dvd includes four stories that focus on the time of the pilgrims’ arrival to America and the Native American culture that they met, and these stories represent the beginning of what we now know as the United States.
My kids and I have lots of Caldecott honor book favorites, so I was very excited to discover that Scholastic was releasing a new Caldecott DVD. The Scholastic Storybook Treasures Caldecott Favorites DVD collection is full of some fantastic award winning stories from authors such as Ezra Jack Keats, Hans Christian Andersen and Marjorie Flack.
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, and it is awarded annually by the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.… Read more