Fort Building Fun for All Seasons!

Did you enjoy building forts as a kid? I remember using old refrigerator boxes, sheets, and whatever else we could find to create our own little hideaways. We didn’t have a tree house, (and probably shouldn’t have with our family clumsiness!), so we created our own places. There is something so magical about building your own place hidden from the world and imagining that it is whatever you want it to be. Today’s book focuses on the joy of fort building, no matter what season you are in. Read More!

15 of the Best Yoga Books for Kids

From a very early age, my daughter has loved to do yoga. Even before she knew what she was doing, she loved copying my yoga moves. As she has grown, I have been really excited to find some great resources to help me teach her some yoga basics. At only 2, she has her favorite poses already and she loves doing them on a regular basis. I love that it is something that we can do together, and that she is learning how to control her body, her mind and her emotions. Since one of my goals for the year is to do more yoga together, I decided to gather a list of 15 of the best yoga books for kids! Read More!

Creativity Through the Windows in Our World

Do you ever take a walk around your neighborhood at night and notice all of the different windows lit in the buildings around you? Do you think about your neighbors or the people in the office buildings and wonder about their lives? Today we are looking at a new book that talks about all of the windows we see, and the natural curiosity we have for the world around us.

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Snuggle Up this Holiday Season!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

The holidays are a busy time of year full of lots of fun traditions, parties and events. For us, we spend most of November and December running from event to event and marking things off on our to do list. While I enjoy all of the things we do during the holiday season, it is important to me that we take some time to slow down and savor the season together. This year, I decided to carve out part of each day to enjoy our favorite holiday books while snuggled up together. Read More!

A New Year’s Eve Tradition for the Whole Family

I am a huge fan of the holiday season, and I get really sad when it’s time to take down the decorations and turn off the Christmas music. New Year’s Eve is the last  big hurrah of the season, but it’s often difficult to find ways to celebrate the holiday with the whole family. Today I’m excited to introduce you to an awesome book and gift set which gives you a new tradition to help your family make New Year’s Eve into it’s own fun holiday! Read More!

Get Moving with the Elf in the House!

Christmas is right around the corner, so the elves are hard at work! As the weather gets colder and we find ourselves spending more time indoors, I’m always looking for fun ways to get us moving and get some energy out. Get your kids into the elf spirit and use up that energy with this fun read aloud and some festive learning activities!

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Christmas Tree Activities for the Whole Family

I love having the Christmas tree up. When I am playing in the living room with my daughter and the lights are on the tree and Christmas music is on the radio, there is a sense of peace and joy that settles over me. Whether you are an artificial tree family or a real tree family, creating the perfect tree is an important part of the Christmas season for a lot of families. Today’s book is all about the joy of picking and decorating your family Christmas tree! Read More!

Christmas Cookies Around the World

Christmas is celebrated in countries all over the world, but we all celebrate it a bit differently. I have always been fascinated with the various traditions and symbols of the holiday season. I even taught an entire unit plan about winter holidays when I was student teaching. Baking cookies is one of my favorite traditions of the holidays, and it is one that is common in many of the countries that celebrate. I have such fond memories of baking with my mom when I was younger, and I love being able to pass this tradition on to my daughter, and to see her enjoy the same tradition with my mom as well. Today we take a look at some of the ways that Christmas is celebrated around the world, and the sweet treats they enjoy! Read More!

Personalized Christmas Books to Make the Holidays Special!

When it comes to shopping for Christmas gifts, I am always looking for special gifts that really mean something. Growing up, my parents always bought ornaments for my sister and I to add to our collection, and I continue that tradition now with my daughter. I have also made it a tradition to purchase a new Christmas book for my daughter every year. This year, I was thrilled to be introduced to the beautiful personalized children’s books from Put Me in the Story, and I am so excited that they offer fun Christmas books! I decided to gather a list of some of my favorites (as well as one which would make a great holiday gift for the grandparents!). Read More!

How a Learning Tower Can Benefit Your Child

Kids naturally learn from watching and imitating. From the very beginning, babies and toddlers try to speak, move and act like the children and adults around them. How many times have you seen a small child pick up a phone and pretend to have a whole conversation? They learn by watching us and by attempting to do these things on their own. Allowing kids to help around the house is a great way to encourage independence, curiosity and creativity. It also provides opportunities for learning and practicing important skills. We recently had the opportunity to try a great learning tool from Little Partners which allows all ages to get more involved. Read More!